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Whirlpool Washer Repair in Atlanta GA 2018-02-25T03:20:42+00:00

Whirlpool Top-Loading Washer Repair Guide

 

If you have a top-loading Whirlpool washing machine that is displaying an error code this article should have the information you need. We will go over each error, the potential causes, and explain how to fix the issue.

 

How to Find Your Error Code

The first thing to note is that although Whirlpool makes a variety of washing machine models with different options and features, they are not that different regarding what can go wrong. Although error codes vary based on the washing machine model, the cause and solution are often the same.

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Top Load Whirlpool Cabrio Washing Machine Error Codes – Digital Display.

Error Code Cause Solution
F0 E2
Alternate Versions: F0E2, FO E2
This error message displays when the washing machine senses excessive suds in the washer drum. An overload of suds can cause the washing machine to leak, or it can leave soap residue on your clothes.

If you are seeing the error message, the machine has already failed to eliminate the suds using a de-sudsing routine. The suds will need to be removed manually.

Allow the suds to dissipate naturally and then drain the washing machine. This should clear the error code.

To prevent excessive suds, only use a detergent formulated for use in a High Efficiency (HE) washing machine. If your machine is still over-sudsing, you may be using too much detergent in your load.

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F71
F0 E4
Alternate Versions: F0E4, FO E4
Hot water in the rinse cycle Rinse cycles use cold water, not hot. This saves energy and helps preserve your clothes. If your washing machine detects hot water in the rinse cycle, you will see this alert.

First, ensure the fill hoses are connected to the correct port on the washing machine. An easy way to test this is to start a load of clothes on hot and check to make sure that the water coming out is hot. If not, the fill hose for cold water is connected to the hot water port. Switch the hoses and start a new load of laundry. It should resolve the error.

If the hoses are connected as they should be, there may be an issue with the thermistor. The thermistor is a temperature sensor on your washer. If it registers cold water as hot, it may need to be replaced. A washing machine repair specialist can test the part and replace it if needed.

F0 E5
Alternate Versions: F0E5, FO E5, F0 ES, FO ES
Unbalanced load If load inside your washing machine is unbalanced it can cause your washing machine to make loud noises and shake violently. Depending on the model, your washer may attempt to balance the load with a mini-cycle routine. If the issue persists, your washing machine will display this error.

Heavy items like blankets and towels can easily create an unbalanced load. Shift the items inside the spin basket until they are evenly distributed. It may take a few tries. If you can’t get the load to balance, the washer may be overloaded. Remove a few items and run a separate spin cycle for the removed items.

If the washing machine is shaking, making loud noises, or displaying the unbalanced load error even when empty, the suspension rod or springs may be damaged. These parts will need to be replaced.

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F1 E1
Alternate Versions: F1E1, Fl El
Appliance Control Unit fault Several errors are caused by issues with the control panel, user interface, or wiring. These errors can often be resolved by resetting the washer.

Unplug the washing machine from the power. Leave the washer unplugged for at least five minutes. Reconnect the power to the electrical outlet.

If resetting the washing machine does not resolve the error, inspect the wiring. Unplug the washing machine from the power. Open the console and check the wiring for loose or frayed connections. If the wiring is connected properly, the main control unit will need to be replaced.

F01
F6 E2
Alternate Versions: F6E2
F6 E3
Alternate Versions: F6E3
F1 E2
Alternate Versions: F1E2, Fl E2
Motor control error or main electronic control board failure The washer will register this error if the motor or motor circuit malfunctions. First, disconnect the washing machine from the power. Attempt to rotate the washer tub manually. You may feel some resistance, but the drum should spin. If you can’t turn the washer drum, the blockage is the most likely cause of the error. Check out our article for a washing machine that won’t spin.

If the washer drum is not blocked, the issue may be a faulty drive motor or control board. These parts will need to be tested with a multimeter. A whirlpool appliance repair specialist can test and replace these parts if necessary.

F2 E1
Alternate Versions: F2E1, F2 ES
Stuck Button This error only occurs on models that have a digital display when a key on the touchpad has been held for fifteen seconds or longer. Disconnect the washer from the power. Allow it to remain unplugged for five minutes. Reconnect the washer to the power. If this does not resolve the error, tap the buttons lightly to try and free the stuck key. If the key cannot be freed, the control pad will need to be replaced.
F2 E3
Alternate Versions: F2E3
Electronic Fault If your washer detects an issue with its electronic components, such as the control unit, interface, or wiring, it will post this error. It may also occur if an incompatible component has been installed in the machine. To correct the issue, the washer will need to be rebooted. Disconnect the power from the unit for five minutes. Reconnect the power. If the error returns, contact a whirlpool washer repair specialist for assistance.
F2 E5
Alternate Versions: F2E5, F2 ES
F3 E1
Alternate Versions: F3E1, F3 El
Washer Can’t Detect Water Level The water pressure sensor ensures that the washing machine does not overfill with water. If it can’t detect the water level, your washing machine may leak.

Disconnect the washing machine from the power. Open the control panel to access the water pressure sensor. The sensor is recognizable because a tube connects the sensor to the washing machine. Make sure there are no kinks or clogs in the tube.

F3 E2
Alternate Versions: F3E2
Faulty Water Inlet Valve This error covers several potential issues with the water inlet valve assembly. It could be caused by an electrical short, a faulty thermistor (temperature sensor), or the water inlet valve may be defective. Regardless of the cause, in most cases, this error means the water inlet valve assembly will need to be replaced.
F40
F5 E1
Alternate Versions: F2E5, F2 ES
Lid Switch Error There are several situations which may cause this error.

  1. Pressing start when the lid is raised.
  2. Pressing start after two consecutive cycles without opening the washer.
  3. Faulty lid switch

To fix, unplug the washing machine and leave it unplugged for five minutes. If the error is not resolved after you reconnect the washing machine to the power, the lid switch assembly will need to be replaced.

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F81
F5 E2
Alternate Versions: F5E2, FS E2
The washer is not detecting a lid lock As a safety feature, newer washing machines prevent users from opening the lid when the washing machine is active by locking the lid closed. If the washing machine doesn’t detect a proper lid lock, it will cause an error.

Unplug the washing machine from the power. Open the washer lid. Inspect the area where the washing machine lid locks into the machine. Clear out obstructions or debris. Inspect the striker. If the lid lock striker is broken, it will need to be replaced.

Reconnect the washing machine to the power. If the error returns and there were no obvious obstructions, the lid switch assembly may need to be replaced.

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F80
Alternate Versions: F8O
F82
F84
F85
Alternate Versions: F8S
F5 E3
Alternate Versions: F5E3, FS E3
The washer can’t unlock The first step is to unplug the washing machine. When the washer loses power, the lid may unlock. If it does, reconnect the power and use the washing machine normally. If unplugging the washer doesn’t work, see our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t unlock.
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F83
F5 E4
Alternate Versions: F5E4, FS E4
Too Many Consecutive Washes If you run three consecutive wash cycles without opening the lid, the washing machine will not start until the lid is opened. If you are opening the lid between cycles, inspect the door switch. Debris or obstructions in the lid lock mechanism may prevent the washer from detecting lid activity. If the lock mechanism is clear, the lid lock assembly may need to be replaced.
F7 E1
Alternate Versions: F7E1, F7 El
Motor speed fault This error means the washing machine motor cannot reach the correct speed. There are several possible causes:

  1. If your washer is new, ensure that all the shipping bolts and plastic spacers have been removed. These parts secure the internal components of the washing machine during shipping, but they must be removed for the washer to operate properly.
  2. If the washing machine is overloaded, it will put a strain on the motor and prevent the washer from reaching optimal spin speeds. Remove items from the washer and restart the cycle.
  3. If the above does not resolve the issue, check our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t spin for further troubleshooting steps.
F7 E5
Alternate Versions: F7E5, F7 ES
Washing machine can’t detect shift actuator The shift actuator controls the shifts between the agitate and spin modes. If the machine cannot communicate with the shift actuator, the machine won’t operate.

Disconnect the washer from the power source.

The main electronic control board cannot determine the position of the drive system shifter. Open the console and ensure that the wire connections between the control panel and shift actuator are secure. If the wiring is secure, the shift actuator may need to be replaced.

F7 E6
Alternate Versions: F7E6
Motor circuit fault An issue with the motor or the wiring to the motor will cause this error. Remove the power from the washing machine. Check the connections between the main control panel and the drive motor. If the wiring is secure, plug the washer back into the wall. If the error persists, the drive motor may need to be replaced.
F7 E7
Alternate Versions: F7E7
Slow Fill / Washer Not Filling The washer will post an error if the washer isn’t getting water, or if the washer tub fills too slowly. There are several areas to check to locate the problem.

  1. Ensure the water supply faucets are at maximum flow.
  2. Inspect the fill hoses for bends or kinks that would prevent water flow.
  3. Check the drain tube to verify that it extends no more than four inches into the drain. If the drain tube extends too far into the drain, the washer may not be able to hold enough water.
  4. Check the water inlet valves following the diagram in your owner’s manual. If they are defective, or if the screens are clogged the water inlet assembly will need to be replaced.
  5. If the washer is filling with water, but the water is not detected, the main control panel may be faulty.
Wash LED on
F8 E3
Alternate Versions: F8E3
Too much water in the washer There are several conditions which may cause this error:

  1. Too much water in the machine
  2. Excess suds
    • Verify that you are using a detergent formulated for use in HE washing machines. If you are using the appropriate detergent, reduce the amount of detergent used for each load.
  3. Faulty water level pressure switch
    • If the water level pressure switch is non-functional, it will need to be replaced.
F8 E5
Alternate Versions: F8E5
The fill hoses are not in the correct position. Many types of clothing are temperature sensitive, so it is important to control the temperature of the water you use to wash your clothes. If the washing machine detects that the hoses are not connected to the correct port, it will post an error as a warning.

To fix the issue turn off the water on both the hot and cold valves. Disconnect each hose, and connect it to the correct port.

Protip: Mark the fill tubes with nail polish or paint so you always know which tube has the temperature of water you want.

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F8 E6
Alternate Versions: F8E6
Open Lid If the washing machine lid is open for more than ten minutes, the machine will post a warning error. To resolve the error, close the lid. As a safety feature to prevent accidental drowning, if the lid is left open too long, the washing machine will automatically drain the water.
F9 E1
Alternate Versions: F9E1, F9 El
Slow Drain If the washer is draining slowly or isn’t draining at all, please refer to our Washer Won’t Drain Troubleshooting Guide.
F32
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Spin LED on
oL Overloaded If you overload your washing machine beyond its capacity, it will damage your unit. If you get the overloaded error, remove items until the laundry load is the appropriate size.
F70
F02 User interface failure Disconnect the washing machine from the power outlet. Leave the washing machine unplugged for at least five minutes. If the error is not cleared when you reconnect the washing machine to the power, the User Interface will need to be replaced.
F40 Faulty water temperature sensor The inlet water valve assembly is integrated with a thermistor. The thermistor senses the temperature of the water so the washing machine can regulate the flow of hot and cold water into the washer tub.

Turn off power to the washer by disconnecting the power cord from the electrical outlet. Leave the washing machine off for at least five minutes. Reconnect the power.

Next, check the wiring between the water inlet valve assembly and the main control panel. If the wires are torn or frayed they will need to be replaced. If the connections are secure, the water inlet valve assembly may need to be replaced.

F5 E1
Alternate Versions: F2E5, F2 ES
Lid Switch Error There are several situations which may cause this error.

  1. Pressing start when the lid is raised.
  2. Pressing start after two consecutive cycles without opening the washer.
  3. Faulty lid switch

To fix, unplug the washing machine and leave it unplugged for five minutes. If the error is not resolved after you reconnect the washing machine to the power, the lid switch assembly will need to be replaced.

lid
F81
F5 E2
Alternate Versions: F5E2, FS E2
The washer is not detecting a lid lock As a safety feature, newer washing machines prevent users from opening the lid when the washing machine is active by locking the lid closed. If the washing machine doesn’t detect a proper lid lock, it will cause an error.

Unplug the washing machine from the power. Open the washer lid. Inspect the area where the washing machine lid locks into the machine. Clear out obstructions or debris. Inspect the striker. If the lid lock striker is broken, it will need to be replaced.

Reconnect the washing machine to the power. If the error returns and there were no obvious obstructions, the lid switch assembly may need to be replaced.

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F80
Alternate Versions: F8O
F82
F84
F85
Alternate Versions: F8S
F5 E3
Alternate Versions: F5E3, FS E3
The washer can’t unlock The first step is to unplug the washing machine. When the washer loses power, the lid may unlock. If it does, reconnect the power and use the washing machine normally. If unplugging the washer doesn’t work, see our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t unlock.
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F83
F5 E4
Alternate Versions: F5E4, FS E4
Too Many Consecutive Washes If you run three consecutive wash cycles without opening the lid, the washing machine will not start until the lid is opened. If you are opening the lid between cycles, inspect the door switch. Debris or obstructions in the lid lock mechanism may prevent the washer from detecting lid activity. If the lock mechanism is clear, the lid lock assembly may need to be replaced.
F7 E1
Alternate Versions: F7E1, F7 El
Motor speed fault This error means the washing machine motor cannot reach the correct speed. There are several possible causes:

  1. If your washer is new, ensure that all the shipping bolts and plastic spacers have been removed. These parts secure the internal components of the washing machine during shipping, but they must be removed for the washer to operate properly.
  2. If the washing machine is overloaded, it will put strain on the motor and prevent the washer from reaching optimal spin speeds. Remove items from the washer and restart the cycle.
  3. If the above does not resolve the issue, check our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t spin for further troubleshooting steps.
F7 E5
Alternate Versions: F7E5, F7 ES
Washing machine can’t detect shift actuator The shift actuator controls the shifts between the agitate and spin modes. If the machine cannot communicate with the shift actuator, the machine won’t operate.

Disconnect the washer from the power source.

The main electronic control board cannot determine the position of the drive system shifter. Open the console and ensure that the wire connections between the control panel and shift actuator are secure. If the wiring is secure, the shift actuator may need to be replaced.

F7 E6
Alternate Versions: F7E6
Motor circuit fault An issue with the motor or the wiring to the motor will cause this error. Remove the power from the washing machine. Check the connections between the main control panel and the drive motor. If the wiring is secure, plug the washer back into the wall. If the error persists, the drive motor may need to be replaced.
F7 E7
Alternate Versions: F7E7
Slow Fill / Washer Not Filling The washer will post an error if the washer isn’t getting water, or if the washer tub fills too slowly. There are several areas to check to locate the problem.

  1. Ensure the water supply faucets are at maximum flow.
  2. Inspect the fill hoses for bends or kinks that would prevent water flow.
  3. Check the drain tube to verify that it extends no more than four inches into the drain. If the drain tube extends too far into the drain, the washer may not be able to hold enough water.
  4. Check the water inlet valves following the diagram in your owner’s manual. If they are defective, or if the screens are clogged the water inlet assembly will need to be replaced.
  5. If the washer is filling with water, but the water is not detected, the main control panel may be faulty.
Wash LED on
F8 E3
Alternate Versions: F8E3
Too much water in the washer There are several conditions which may cause this error:

  1. Too much water in the machine
  2. Excess suds
    • Verify that you are using a detergent formulated for use in HE washing machines. If you are using the appropriate detergent, reduce the amount of detergent used for each load.
  3. Faulty water level pressure switch
    • If the water level pressure switch is non-functional, it will need to be replaced.
F8 E5
Alternate Versions: F8E5
The fill hoses are not in the correct position. Many types of clothing are temperature sensitive, so it is important to control the temperature of the water you use to wash your clothes. If the washing machine detects that the hoses are not connected to the correct port, it will post an error as a warning.

To fix the issue turn off the water on both the hot and cold valves. Disconnect each hose, and connect it to the correct port.

Protip: Mark the fill tubes with nail polish or paint so you always know which tube has the temperature of water you want.

HC
F8 E6
Alternate Versions: F8E6
Open Lid If the washing machine lid is open for more than ten minutes, the machine will post a warning error. To resolve the error, close the lid. As a safety feature to prevent accidental drowning, if the lid is left open too long, the washing machine will automatically drain the water.
F9 E1
Alternate Versions: F9E1, F9 El
Slow Drain If the washer is draining slowly or isn’t draining at all, please refer to our Washer Won’t Drain Troubleshooting Guide.
F32
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Spin LED on
oL
Alternate Versions: 0L
Overloaded If you overload your washing machine beyond its capacity, it will damage your unit. If you get the overloaded error, remove items until the laundry load is the appropriate size.
F70
F02
Alternate Versions: FO2
User interface failure Disconnect the washing machine from the power outlet. Leave the washing machine unplugged for at least five minutes. If the error is not cleared when you reconnect the washing machine to the power, the User Interface will need to be replaced.
F40
Alternate Versions: F4O
Faulty water temperature sensor The inlet water valve assembly is integrated with a thermistor. The thermistor senses the temperature of the water so the washing machine can regulate the flow of hot and cold water into the washer tub.

Turn off power to the washer by disconnecting the power cord from the electrical outlet. Leave the washing machine off for at least five minutes. Reconnect the power.

Next, check the wiring between the water inlet valve assembly and the main control panel. If the wires are torn or frayed they will need to be replaced. If the connections are secure, the water inlet valve assembly may need to be replaced.

F41
Alternate Versions: F4l
Motor Rotor Position Sensor(RPS) Fault Your washer will post the F41 error if the main control board detects a problem with the RPS. This may happen if the thermistor has shorted out, or if there is an obstruction preventing the washer basket from turning freely.

Disconnect the washing machine from the power. Attempt to spin the washer tub manually. It should rotate fully. If there is resistance, there may be an obstruction. Check our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t spin for further assistance.

 

Next, check the connections between the RPS and the main control board. Open the console and ensure the P5 and P10 wires are securely connected.

If the wiring is as it should be, the RPS may need to be replaced.

F51
Alternate Versions: FS1, FSl, F5l
F50
Alternate Versions: FS0, FSO, F5O
Stalled Motor If the washing machine can’t turn the washer tub, this error may result. Check our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t spin for further instructions.
F52 Motor Rotor Position Sensor(RPS) stop failure. When the main control board issues a stop command, the RPS processes the comment and stops the washer basket from rotating. If the command is not successful the washer will post the F52 error. Typically, this error means the main control board will need to be replaced.
F53 Motor control over-heating It can be a dangerous and a fire hazard if the electrical components of your washer overheat. You washer monitors its internal temperature, and if the motor or its components overheat it will post the F53 error.

Potential causes for this error include:

  • High friction during the spin cycle
    • To test, rotate the washer drum manually. If it is difficult to turn, check our troubleshooting guide for a washing machine that won’t spin for further instructions.
  • Faulty main control board or drive motor. Please contact a Whirlpool washer repair specialist for assistance.

Whirlpool Models Covered by This Repair Guide

WTW6200SW0, WTW6200SW1, WTW6200SW2, WTW6200SW3, WTW6200VW0, WTW6200VW1, WTW6300SB0, WTW6300SB1, WTW6300SB2, WTW6300SG0, WTW6300SG1, WTW6300SG2, WTW6300SW0, WTW6300SW1, WTW6300SW2, WTW6300WW0, WTW6340WW0, WTW6400SW0, WTW6400SW1, WTW6400SW2, WTW6400SW3, WTW6500WW1, WTW6600SB0, WTW6600SB1, WTW6600SB2, WTW6600SB3, WTW6600SG0, WTW6600SG1, WTW6600SG2, WTW6600SG3, WTW6600SW0, WTW6600SW1, WTW6600SW2, WTW6600SW3, WTW6700TU1, WTW6700TU2, WTW6700TW0, WTW6700TW1, WTW6700TW2, WTW6800WB1, WTW6800WL1, WTW6800WW1, WTW7300XW0, WTW7340XW0, WTW7600XW0, WTW7800XW0

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