Whirlpool Washer Error Codes

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Whirlpool washer error codes will pop up on your digital screen when there is a problem with one or more parts in your machine. Whirlpool washers are one of the most reliable washing machines on the market. The front end loaders provide superior cleaning on all your clothes and household fabrics. Although it is a reliable machine, problems can still occur. Understanding your Whirlpool washer error codes and how to fix it will help keep your machine in top working condition for years.

The most common Whirlpool washer error codes are:

Error Code Definition Solution
dET Detergent cartridge not detected This error code only shows on select models when a detergent cartridge is not detected in the dispenser. Make sure the detergent dispenser is in properly and the drawer is closed completely.
Int A cycle paused or stopped running On average, spinning and draining cycles run for 20 to 30 minutes. If the code displays during this cycle. press the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once. If the code still appears, stop, and unplug the machine.
rL/F34 Foreign objects are detected in the Whirlpool washer during the Clean Washer cycle. Open the washer door to remove any items in the drum the restart the Clean Washer cycle.
SUD/Sd Too much soapy suds in the machine Too many suds in the machine will block the spinning cycle so the machine will automatically add more water and run the rinse cycle longer to remove the excess suds. Using high efficiency detergent will help prevent this issue from occurring. If the error code is the result of a blocked drainage hose or pipe, inspect and remove and kinks or blockages.
LOC/LC Control lock is activated If the control lock has been activated, find the button that controls the lock, then press and hold the button down to deactivate the lock.
E1/F7 Motor speed sensing error If the motor is not reaching the right speed, check your laundry load to make sure the machine has not been overfilled. If the machine is new, make sure all the shipping bolts have been removed. Press the Pause or Cancel button with the Power button to reset the machine.
E2/F5 Door lock malfunction error If the door is not locking properly, first check to make sure there is nothing blocking the door, preventing it from closing completely. Clear the code by pressing the Pause or Cancel button with the Power button.
LO FL Insufficient or low water flow Check household water supply to make sure all taps, including taps to washer are turned on. Inspect hoses for any kinks or damage that could prevent water from flowing properly. Reset machine by pressing Pause or Cancel button with Power button.
F8 Water dispenser system error This error code is on select models only and indicates that there is a problem with the water dispenser system. Check for and clean the detergent cartridge or drawer to make sure there are no clogs.
F9 Drain times error This error code will come on if the drain times are longer than 8 minutes. Make sure there are no kinks or clogs in the drain hoses. Make sure the drainpipe height is between 99 cm (39 in) and 244 cm (96 in). Use high efficiency detergent to prevent excess suds that could also slow drainage times.
PE Water pressure level failure Inspect and clean the water pressure sensor to make sure there is no caked on dirt or hard water debris. If the sensor is clean, it could be faulty and need to be replaced.
F21 Drainage error This code indicates there is an issue with the drain pump or drainage hose and the water cannot drain out properly. Check for any blockages in the pump or hose at the bottom of the machine. If the pump or hoses are faulty, they will need to be replaced.
HC Hot and cold inlet hoses error This error means the hot and cold inlet hoses have not been installed correctly. It will appear at the end of the wash cycle. After turning off the water supply, correct the hose connection and run the cycle again to make sure the inlet hoses are properly connected.
Other F#/E# Error Codes Other error codes If other error codes not listed show on your digital display, turn off your washer and unplug your machine for a minute or two. After reconnecting the machine, reselect the cycle that was running and press the Start button. If the code does not disappear or keeps popping up, contact a certified Whirlpool washer technician to look at your machine.