Whirlpool dishwasher error codes
These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Whirlpool dishwasher. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dishwashers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher.
Heater circuit failure. Control didn't detect the expected rise in water temperature when the heating element was energized to heat water during the cycle.
Check the heating element and related components (wiring and control board) in that circuit.
The control detects a stuck button on the control panel.
A failed control panel or a malfunctioning electronic control board can cause this code. Check the buttons on the control panel using a volt/ohm meter. In most cases, the control panel must be replaced. If that doesn't solve the problem, the electronic control board might be at fault.
If the dishwasher door is opened or power is interrupted during the cycle, the dishwasher won't start again until the door is detected as closed and the Start/Resume button is pressed.
Check the door latch and switch assembly. A failure in the Start/Resume button also can cause this problem.
The dishwasher won't start a new cycle unless it detects that the door opened after the previous cycle.
Turn off power to the dishwasher by shutting off the breaker and restarting. If that does not work, the door switch assembly is stuck and must be replaced.
Accidentally turned on or control detected keypad problem.
Control could not confirm Sanitation water temperature was achieved,
The heating element must stay on for 10 minutes when heating water for the sanitation cycle and water temperature must reach 150 degrees. Check incoming water temperature. If incoming water temperature is below 120 degrees, the heating element may not heat the water to 150 degrees. If incoming water temperature is above 150 degrees the heating element may not stay on for 10 minutes so the sanitation error may occur. If incoming water temperature is okay, check the heating element for damage. Replace the heating element if it's damaged or it doesn't heat.
If the control panel goes blank, the fan could be to blame. Replace the vent and fan assembly using these steps.
If your dishwasher fills constantly or won't fill at all, the water inlet valve has failed. You can replace it in about half an hour.
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