Whirlpool  Dryer  Duet Hybrid Model Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Whirlpool Duet Hybrid dryer. For DIY repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find dryer replacement parts

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
PF Power failure PF indicates a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle or Power to clear the display. Check the power cord connection to the wall outlet.
L2 or F4E4 Low line voltage The L2 leg of 240-volt power is missing. Check the house circuit breaker that supplies the L2 leg of 240-volt power to the dryer. Reset the breaker if necessary. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wiring on the dryer terminal block. Reconnect any loose power cord connections and wire the power cord according to the directions in the installation manual. Replace the power cord if damaged. With the dryer still unplugged, check the wiring connections on the main control board and reconnect any loose wires. Replace the control board if you find damage.
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Power cord, main control board
F1E1 Main control board or user interface control failure Unplug the dryer and check the wiring connections on the main control board and the user interface control. Reconnect any loose wires. Plug the dryer back in. If the code returns, replace the main control board. If the problem persists, replace the user interface control.
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Main control board, user interface control
F2E1 Stuck control button A stuck button on the user interface control causes this code. If you can't free the stuck key, replace the user interface control.
User interface control
F3E1 or F3E2 Outlet thermistor failure Unplug the dryer and check the outlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the outlet thermistor. You should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the outlet thermistor and wiring are okay.
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Outlet thermistor, wire harness, main control board
F3E5 P14 connector unplugged Unplug the dryer and plug the P14 connector back into the main control board.
F3E6 Moisture sensor failure Unplug the dryer and check the moisture sensor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the moisture sensor wire harness if damaged.
Moisture sensor wire harness
F3E7 Moisture sensor shorted Check for a metal object shorted across the 2 metal moisture sensor bars inside the dryer. Unplug the dryer and check the moisture sensor wire harness for pinched or damaged wires. Replace the moisture sensor wire harness if damaged.
Moisture sensor harness
F3E8 or F3E9 Compressor thermistor failure Unplug the dryer and check the compressor thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the compressor thermistor. You should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the outlet thermistor and wiring are okay.
Compressor thermistor, wire harness, main control board
F4E1 Heater relay failure Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections on the main control board heater relay and the heating element. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the main control board if the wiring is okay.
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Main control board, wiring harness
F4E3 Restricted air flow Clean the lint filter and the secondary lint filter. Check the exhaust fan. Replace the exhaust fan if damaged.
Exhaust fan
F6E1 or F6E2 Communication error Communication between the main control board and user interface control has been lost. Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness between the main control board and the user interface control. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the user interface control. If the problem persists, replace the main control board.
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Wire harness, user interface control, main control board
F9E1 Drain system failure This error code displays when the dryer runs for 60 seconds with the float switch in the full position. Check the house drain system and the drain hose. Clear any blockage in the drain path. Replace the drain pump if damaged. Check the float switch. Release the float switch if stuck in the full position. Replace the float switch if damaged.
Drain pump, float switch
LF Secondary lint filter removed Install the secondary lint filter if removed. Unplug the dryer and check the wiring connections on the secondary lint filter reed switch. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the secondary lint filter reed switch if damaged.
Secondary lint filter reed switch, wire harness

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