Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine Error Codes Possible Solution

Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine Error Codes – Use these Whirlpool front load washer error codes to help analyze your problem. These may not be all Error Codes that will show for your Whirlpool model. See your Owner’s Manual for the Error Codes for your specific model.

Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine Error Codes Possible Solution

Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machine Error Codes Possible Solution

Error Code LOC or LC

Error Control Lock has been activated
Possible Solution Touch the Control Lock button, or (on older models) determine which button activates control lock from your Owner’s Manual. Some models require you to press and hold the button.

Error Code dET

Error Detergent cartridge not detected in the dispenser.
Possible Solution This is on select models. If you are using single-load doses of detergent, ignore this message.

Ensure the dispenser cartridge is inserted correctly and the dispenser drawer is shut completely.

Error Code Int 

Error The cycle was paused or canceled.
Possible Solution The washer may take 20 to 30 minutes to stop spinning and drain, and will display this error code during that time.

To remove the code, press pause or cancel button twice and the power button once. If the code is still displayed, unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.

Error Code rL or F34

Error Items were detected in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle.
Possible Solution Remove items from the drum and restart the Clean Washer cycle.

Error Code Sud or Sd

Error There are too many suds in the washing machine.
Possible Solution The excess suds will cause the Washer not to spin water. The Washer will automatically prolong the rinse time if “Sud” or “Sd” are displayed. This is to get rid of any suds. The Washer will pause the tumbling process and add water to allow for further rinsing. This allows the suds to burst. To eliminate suds, this pause and subsequent rinsing may be necessary.

Make sure you are using HE or High Efficiency detergent.

You could have too many suds if you used liquid chlorine bleach that is “no splash” and “easy-pour.” This liquid chlorine bleach has a thickening agent, which can cause suds to build up in washers. This is why you should use regular liquid bleach products to wash the Washer.

Sud code or Sd code could also be caused by a blocked drain hose (drainpipe) or standpipe (drainpipe). Check that your drain hose isn’t clogged or kinked. 

Error Code F5 E2

Error The door is not locking properly.
Possible Solution Check that there are no items blocking the door and it is closing completely. Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Code F7 E1

Error Indicates a motor speed sensing error,
Possible Solution The motor can not achieve the correct speed for the cycle selection. Check that:

  • All the shipping bolts have been removed
  • The washer has not been overloaded

Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Code F8 E1 or LO FL

Error The washer is sensing a low flow of water.
Possible Solution Check that:

  • The household water supply is turned on and both the cold and the hot water faucets or valves are fully open.
  • The water inlet hoses are not kinked.
  • There are no anti-flood hoses and controls in the water line connected to the washer.

Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Error Code F8 E2

Error Indicates there is a problem with the Dispenser System
Possible Solution This is on select models. Verify detergent drawer or detergent cartridge is not clogged with detergent.

Error Code F9 E1

Error Indicates that drain times are longer than expected, typically over eight (8) minutes.
Possible Solution Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose. The standpipe (drainpipe) height requirements are 96″ (244 cm) maximum and 39″ (99 cm) minimum.

Excessive suds may also cause delays in draining. Make sure you are using HE detergent

Error Code Other F# E# code

Error Indicates other error
Possible Solution Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute and reconnect it again. Reselect the cycle and press Start.

If the code persists, Contact Us or Schedule Service Online so a qualified technician can diagnose the washer.