Our goal is to provide you with information that will enable you to properly diagnose and repair your “Vertical Modular Washer”.
Introduction to the Vertical Modular Washer.
The Vertical Modular Washer (VMW) represents several familiar features from prior designs. It utilizes and improves on the best systems from prior Whirlpool top load automatic washer designs and integrates them into this new top load washer.
Keep in mind that even though Whirlpool manufactures the Vertical Modular Washer (VMW) they also manufacture this washing machine for other companies too, such as Sears. A Vertical Modular Washer could have the Whirlpool, Maytag, Sears, Kenmore, etc… name on it.
How can I tell if I have a Vertical Modular Washer?
First turn the water to the washer off and unplug it or disconnect the power.
Then simply tip your washer back or forward (what ever is easiest) and take a look underneath. If it looks similar to the photo below then you have a Vertical Modular Washer.