Whirlpool  Washer  Compact Front-Load Model Error Codes

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

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
A09 or F01 No water detected Make sure both water supply valves behind the washer are fully open. In winter, check the fill lines for freezing. Check the drain system for a siphon problem. If the water valve assembly is defective, replace it.
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Water valve assembly
A10 or F03 Long drain Remove excess suds; the washer can't drain excessively sudsy water. Check your house drain system for a clog. Check the drain hose for kinks or clogs. Replace the drain pump if defective. If the washer drains properly, replace the water level pressure switch because it isn't accurately detecting the water level.
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Drain pump, water level pressure switch
F02 Overflow condition Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water valve assembly for proper water shut-off. If the water valve assembly is defective, replace it. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water level pressure switch.
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Water valve assembly, water level pressure switch
F05 Temperature sensor failure Unplug the washer and check the wire harness between the water temperature sensor and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the temperature sensor.
Temperature sensor, wire harness
F06 Motor tachometer failure Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the drive motor. Check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. If the wiring connections are okay, check to see if the spin basket rotates smoothly. If not, remove any obstruction between the spin basket and tub. If the spin basket rotates smoothly, replace the drive motor. If the problem continues, replace the motor control board.
Drive motor, motor control board, wire harness
F07 Motor can't reach correct speed Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the drive motor. Check the wire harness connections between the motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor. If the problem continues, replace the motor control board.
Drive motor, motor control board, wire harness
F13 Door lock failure Unplug the washer and clear any debris out of the catch on the door lock assembly. Replace the door lock assembly if damaged. If the assembly isn't damaged, check the wire harness connections between the door lock assembly and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged.
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Door lock assembly, wire harness
F14 Main electronic control board EEPROM error The Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) on the main electronic control board is corrupted. Unplug the washer for 5 minutes, restore power and see if the code clears. If not, the replace the main electronic control board.
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Main electronic control board
F21 Communication error between the main electronic control board and the motor control board Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections on the main electronic control board, motor control board and drive motor. Reconnect any loose wires and replace any damaged wire harnesses. If there are no wire connection problems, replace the motor control board. If the problem continues, replace the main electronic control board.
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Main electronic control board, motor control board, wiring harness
F22 Load detected during the washer cleaning cycle Remove clothes from the washer. The washer must be empty when running a washer cleaning cycle.
F23 Water level pressure switch failure Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness between the water level pressure switch and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the water level pressure switch.
Water level pressure switch, wire harness
F24 Overflow condition Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water valve assembly for proper water shut-off. If the water inlet valve assembly allows water flow with the washer unplugged, replace the water inlet valve assembly because it's defective. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water level pressure switch.
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Water inlet valve assembly, water level pressure switch
F26 Drain pump drive system error Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections between the drain pump and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the main electronic control board because it detects an internal error in the electronic circuit that controls the drain pump.
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Wire harness, main electronic control board
F27 or F28 Motor control board error Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections on the motor control board, drive motor and main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace any damaged wire harnesses. Replace the motor control board if you don’t find any wiring problems.
Motor control board, wire harness
F29 Door switch failure This code appears if the main electronic control board does not detect the door opening after 3 consecutive loads, indicating that the door switch may have failed. If you've started a cycle several times without opening the door, open the door to clear this code. The code also displays when the door switch is open with the door locked. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the door switch and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the door switch.
Door switch, wire harness
F30 Door lock or door switch failure The control detects that the door switch is open with the door locked. Push the door in and check to make sure it's completely closed. If the door is closing completely and the error occurs, replace the door switch. If the problem continues, replace the door lock assembly.
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Door switch, door lock assembly
Fod Excessive suds If you see excessive suds in the washer, you’re likely using too much high-efficiency (HE) detergent. Remove the wet clothes from the washer and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the tub to dissipate the excessive suds. Restart the washer on a normal cycle without adding any additional detergent. After the cycle ends, run the clean washer cycle with bleach added to rinse out suds residue from the washer tub. Reduce the amount of high-efficiency (HE) detergent that you use to avoid excessive suds.
(HE) detergent