Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Codes – Fault Code Definitions







What does the “F” and “E” Whirlpool Duet Washer error codes mean? I have a Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine that constantly flashes different error codes. When certain error codes appear, the washer will not start, does not finish certain cycles, will not spin or wash, or will not drain. Since I am getting multiple error codes on my Whirlpool Duet Washer, can you list all the error codes that can appear on this type of washer? I do not remember all of the error codes I have seen on my washer, so a list of all fault codes and what they mean will be helpful. Once I know what the error code means, is there anything I can DIY without having to call the appliance technician? Please list all the error/fault codes and the definitions for each code.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Codes - Fault Code DefinitionsWhirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Codes – Fault Code Definitions

NOTE: Need help with troubleshooting any error codes? Some of these troubleshooting methods are not easy to fix yourself. Let us know the model number of your Whirlpool washer and the exact error code number and we will have a professional appliance technician research it for you and get back to you with the solution to fix your Whirlpool washer.









Below is a chart with Whirlpool Duet Washer Error Codes that you can save for future reference….

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Whirlpool Duet washing machine error codes are seen on the digital display as: F# and E# OR just as F#.
The “F” error code indicates the washing machine system or “Fault”.
Ehe “E” error is indicating the part in your washer that causing the issue or “Error”.

As a general rule, these “F” error codes mean the following…
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F1 error code indicates main control board and/or program faults.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F2 error code indicates main control board and/or program faults.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F3 error code indicates washing machine sensor related issues.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F5 error code indicates door lock and door switch issues.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F6 error code indicates main control board and/or program faults.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F7 error code indicates motor and motor control problems.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F8 error code indicates water type issues related to flow or pressure issues.
– Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F9 error code indicates the draining system on your washer has a problem.

NOTE: There are several different models of Whirlpool Duet Washing Machines and the error codes may display differently then seen below…
Check your Whirlpool Washer Manual or find your Whirlpool washer model number users manual online to be sure the error code is for YOUR model washer and represents the part that needs to be replaced.
Some of the washers display errors as F5 E2 or as F21.
It will depend on the error that is occurring in the washer and also the model number of Whirlpool Duet Washer.

You can do a fast Whirlpool Duet washer diagnostic RESET test and to check each of the washer’s parts. To get your Whirlpool washer into Diagnostic mode, watch the video below to help you get into Diagnostic mode for further troubleshooting.


How to get into and start a Whirlpool Duet washing machine diagnostics test mode









Miscellaneous Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Codes F# E#
Unplug the washer for 5 minutes and reconnect power once again.
Reselect the cycle and press Start.
The code SHOULD clear and RESET… if not continue reading below to find the exact error code on your Whirlpool washer.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code E01 **
Pump issue or dirty drain filter.
Clean drain filter and if error code still comes up then the pump should be checked to see if it has a stuck impeller or is faulty, clogged, or the wiring harness to it is damaged or loose.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Code F20
The f20 (or fh) error code on a Whirlpool Front Load Washer is an indication of a water supply issue. To remove the f20 error code from the display panel:
Press Pause/Cancel 2 times.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Code F21
The Whirlpool washer error code F21 means the washing machine has a “water draining issue”.
The drain pump itself or the drain hose is clogged and the washer is having problems draining the water.
The washer is taking too long to drain the water out of the tub.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 01
The pump driver does not activate.
One of the main relays is not working properly.
A communication error between the Central Control Unit and the EEPROM has occurred.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 02
Takes long time to drain.
Remove excess suds as the washer will not be able to drain sudsy water.
Unplug the washer and check filter in the drain pump for a blockage.









Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 05
Water temp sensor.
Unplug the washer and check the wire harness going to the water temperature sensor.
If the wiring checks good then replace the temperature sensor.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 06
Motor tachometer issue.
Check the wiring between the motor control board and the drive motor.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 09
Water Overflow or Overflow “Sensed”.
Drain pump runs constantly to drain the water.
Unplug the washer and if the washer is overfilled, check the water inlet valve for shut off of the water flow.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 10
Motor control board has overheated.
Unplug the washer and check the wiring connections on the motor control board.
Check the drive system for issues.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 11
Communication error = main electronic control board & motor control board.
Check connections on the main control board, motor control board & drive motor.
If no connection issue replace the motor control board OR the main control board.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 13
Dispenser circuit error issue.
The dispenser is unable to move into position.
You will hear the dispenser shifting before this code is shown.
Unplug the washer and check the linkage on the dispenser housing.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 14
Main control board EEPROM error.
Unplug the washer for 10 minutes and restore power.
See if the code clears and if it does not then replace the main electronic control board.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 15
Motor control board error.
Unplug washer.
Check wire harness connections on the motor control board.
Be sure that the drive motor connections are secure.
If no wiring connection problem then the motor control board should be replaced.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code Int
The cycle was paused/canceled.
The washer can take 30 minutes to stop spinning and drain,.
The washer will display this error code during this time.
To remove the code, press PAUSE or the CANCEL button 2 TIMES and the POWER BUTTON ONE TIME.
If the code is still shows then unplug the washer 5 minutes.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code rL
Certain items in the washing machine were detected on the Clean Washer cycle.
Remove the items from the washer and simply restart the Clean Washer cycle.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code SUD
Excess suds in the washing machine.
Washer cannot spin out the water with the excess suds or bubbles.
The washer will extend the rinse cycle time to remove the excess detergent SUDS.
The washer stops tumbling and puts in water for additional rinsing.
The washer pauses or STOPS to allow the bubbles in the suds to be removed.
Use HE detergent.
NOTE: The Sud error code can be from a bent drain hose.
Be sure the drain hose is not bent or blocked.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code dET
Detergent dispenser is not detected in the dispenser.
Be sure the dispenser is inserted properly.
Be sure the dispenser drawer is completely closed.
Excess SUDS can cause drain problems.
Use HE detergent.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code LO FL
Low flow of water.
Check the home water supply is turned on.
Check that the cold and the hot water valves are fully open.
Make sure the water inlet hoses are not bent or blocked.
Press the PAUSE or CANCEL button 2 TIMES and the POWER button ONE TIME to clear the code.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code FH
Not filling with water.
Make sure that both water supply valves behind the washer are open.
Check the drain system for a siphoning pissue.
If the water inlet valve assembly is defective then replace it.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F 34
Certain items in the washing machine were detected on the Clean Washer cycle.
Remove the items from the washer and simply restart the Clean Washer cycle.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F5 E2
The door is not locking properly.
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.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F7 E1
This code indicates a motor speed sensing error, the motor can not achieve the correct speed for the cycle selection.
Check that: All the shipping bolts have been removed and the washer has not been overloaded.
Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E1
Low flow of water.
Check the home water supply is turned on.
Check that the cold and the hot water valves are fully open.
Make sure the water inlet hoses are not bent or blocked.
Press the PAUSE or CANCEL button 2 TIMES and the POWER button ONE TIME to clear the code.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E2
Problem with the Dispenser System.
Be sure detergent drawer is not blocked from excess detergent.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F9 E1
Drain times are longer than expected – over eight 8 minutes.
Make sure the drain hose is not bent.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code FdL
Door lock error code.
The washer door can’t lock.
Check the door lock for damage or loose wiring.
If no problems then replace the door lock assembly.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code FdU
Door unlock error code.
The washer will NOT unlock – Not open.
Check door lock assembly for damage or a loose wiring.
If no problems replace the door lock assembly.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code 0E1
Load detected during a clean cycle fault.
Your Duet washer has detected a load during a washer cleaning cycle.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F1 E1
Main control fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F1 E2
Motor control fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F2 E3
Cycle fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F3 E1
Pressure switch ore sensor fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F3 E2
Temperature sensor fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F5 E1
Door lock fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F5 E2
Door lock fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F5 E3
Door unlock fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F6 E2
Communication fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F6 E3
Communication fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F7 E2
Motor or motor control board fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E0
Steam valve fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E1
Water fill fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E2
Dispenser fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E3
Overflow fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F8 E4
Flow meter fault.

Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine Error Code F9 E1
Long drain fault.

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Some of the above error codes are difficult to fix yourself so we have omitted some info for safety reasons. If you need help with troubleshooting any error codes? Let us know the model number of your Whirlpool washer and the error code and we will have a professional appliance technician check it out for you and write you back with the solution to fix your Whirlpool washer.



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