Whirlpool Duet Washer Error Codes Explained

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Whirlpool Duet washers are some of the best washing machines on the market, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to breaking down from time to time. When they do break down, the inbuilt diagnostic system automatically determines what’s wrong with the appliance and displays an error code.

 In this guide, we will explain all the major Whirlpool Duet washer error codes and give you some tips for how to remove them.

This guide covers the following Whirlpool Duet models:

WFW70HE

WFW80HE

WFW81HE

WFW94HE

WFW95HE

WFW96HE

WFW97HE

WFW8640

WFW86HE

WFW8740

WFW87HE

WFW88HE

Whirlpool error code: SUDS

The SUDS error code means your Whirlpool Duet washer has too many soap suds in the washer drum. This is usually the result of using nonhigh-efficiency (HE) washing detergent or using too much detergent. In rare cases, it’s the result of a faulty drain pump or pressure sensor. To remove the code, drain your washer, then turn it on to a new cycle.

Whirlpool error code: F0E1

This error code means that your washer has detected laundry in your machine during a cleaning cycle. Remove the laundry and the code should disappear.

Whirlpool error code: F1E1

This error code means there is a main control fault. To remove the code, reset your washer by turning it off and on. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to put your washer through a diagnostic test to determine the problem.

Whirlpool error code: F1E2

This error code indicates a motor control fault. The motor control board in your washer has tried to reset but hasn’t done so successfully. This means you’ll probably have to replace the motor control board.

Whirlpool error code: F2E3

This error code indicates a cycle fault. This doesn’t happen often but when it does, you’ll have to run your washer through a user interface test and check all the connections to the main control board. If any of the connections are faulty, they’ll need to be replaced.

Whirlpool error code: F3E1

This error code means you have a pressure switch/sensor fault. To fix this error, check the pressure sensing hose for blockages orkinks. If you find it blocked in any way, remove the blockage and the error code should disappear. If the hose is okay, you’ll need to test the pressure sensor.

Whirlpool error code: F3E2

This error code means you have a temperature sensor fault. This occurs when the sensor cannot determine whether the water temperature in your washer is out of the required range. To fix the error, check the wire connections between the control board and the temperature sensor. If they have become disconnected or faulty, repair or replace them.

Whirlpool error code: F5E1

This error code means the door switch may be faulty. To fix this problem,test the door switch. If it’s just stuck in the wrong position, try jostling it. If it’s faulty, replace it.

Whirlpool error code: F5E2

This error code means you have a door lock fault. To fix this error, check the tab on the washing machine door that goes into the door lock to ensure it’s not defective. If it is, replace it. If the tab is fine, check the door lock with a multimeter.

Whirlpool error code: F5E3

This code means your washer door is unable to unlock. Check that the lock tab on the washer door isn’t broken or defective. If the tab is okay, the door lock should be checked with a multimeter.

Whirlpool error code: F6E2

This error code means you have a communication fault between the main control board and the washer motor. To solve this problem, check all the wiring between the two components. Repair or replace any faulty wiring that you may find. If no obvious damage can be found, use a multimeter to test the connections.

Whirlpool error codes: F6E2 and F6E3

This error code means you have a communication fault between the main control board and the user interface. To solve this problem, check all the wiring between the two components. repair or replace any faulty wiring that you may find. If no obvious damage can be found, use a multimeter to test the connections.

Whirlpool error code: F7E2

This code indicates a problem with the motor or the motor control board. To fix this problem, start by trying to rotate the drum manually. If the drum doesn’t rotate freely, inspect the motor and test it with a multimeter.

Whirlpool error code: F8E0

This code indicates a problem with the steam valve (this code is only applicable for steam washer models). To solve the problem, make sure water can get into the steam valve. If water cannot reach the valve, check for blockages and remove any that you may find.

Whirlpool error code: F8E1

This code means your Duet washer isn’t able to fill with enough water. To solve the problem, make sure the water taps are turned on and that the drain hose is properly connected to your washer. If those two components are fine, check the water inlet valve. If faulty, replace it.

Whirlpool error code: F8E2

This code means you have a faulty dispenser motor. To fix the problem, you need to run your Duet washer through a quick diagnostic test. This will determine if the dispenser system is faulty.

Whirlpool error code: F8E3

This error code indicates an overflow fault, which means too much water is entering your washer. This problem is usually caused by a faulty water inlet valve, drain pump, or pressure sensor. To fix the problem, check all of those components. If any of them are defective, replace them.

Whirlpool error code: F8E4

This error code means you have a flow meter fault, meaning the meter cannot detect whether water is coming into your washer. To fix this, make sure the water supply is turned on and the water hoses aren’t blocked. If the flow meter isn’t working properly, replace it. 

Whirlpool error code: F9E1

This error code means you have a problem with your washing machine’s drainage system. To fix this problem, check if the drain hose is connected correctly and that it isn’t blocked. If the drain hose is fine, the drain pump and the drain filter need to be checked.

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