Whirlpool Washer Error Code LF – LONG FILL

What does LF mean on a Whirlpool Washer? The LF error code appears and the Whirlpool washer will not fill with water. What causes a Whirlpool washer error code LF? The LF error code will display on Whirlpool washers when a WATER SUPPLY ISSUE is detected. (TIP: If you have a Whirlpool washer showing the LF error, make sure the water is turned on to the washer.)

Whirlpool Washer Error Code LFWhirlpool Washer Error Code LF – LF Flashing on Display = LONG FILL

Whirlpool washer flashing the LF error code on the display. The washing machine will not fill with water. Check the water supply valves, water inlet mesh filters, water inlet valve, pressure switch, and hoses for clogs/kinks.


Whirlpool washer error code LF indicates a LONG FILL. NO WATER IS DETECTED entering the washing machine. The error code LF relates to WATER FLOW ISSUES. This means a problem occurs because WATER IS NOT PROPERLY SUPPLIED to the washer. This code may be cleared by doing the following…


1. Inspect the WATER SUPPLY VALVES on the wall to be sure the VALVES ARE FULLY OPEN and water is supplied to the washer.
(Be sure HOT and COLD water valves are open and supplying water)

2. The WATER SUPPLY HOSES MAY BE CLOGGED from hard water – Remove water hoses and check for clogs.
(Safely shut off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet hoses from the washer and the wall)

3. Check that the water supply hoses do not get kinked when you slide the washer back into place.
(A kinked or bent washer water supply hose will prevent or cause partial water entering washer)

4. Water supply hoses connected near the wall and washer water inlet valve have WATER INLET MESH FILTERS. These filters filter out foreign objects in the water and may have sediment buildup. If sediment is clogging the filters, they need to be cleaned.
(Safely remove the water hoses on the back of the washer and check the filters – Clean and or replace water inlet filters when needed – see below…)

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5. If water is entering the washing machine but not detected, the WATER LEVEL PRESSURE SWITCH may be faulty or clogged.
(The water level pressure switch can be clogged with hard water and cause the error code LF – Clean or replace switch)

6. Check the WATER INLET VALVE on the washer – If faulty you will need to remove and replace.
(The WATER INLET VALVE can be checked visually for clogs and with a multimeter to see if the part is at fault)

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(Drain hose may be positioned incorrectly, therefore creating a water siphoning problem)

2. If in cold weather, check WATER SUPPLY HOSES FOR FREEZING.
(If in extreme weather, the water can freeze which is a bigger problem in itself)

3. Check the MAIN WATER SUPPLY to your home to be sure it is FULLY OPEN.
(The main water supply valve located outside of your home may be partially open, check to see if the valve is fully open)

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NOTE: This LF error code clearing method will work with Whirlpool and most Maytag and Kenmore washing machines. The same LF error code occurs on both top and front load washers. Some of the components in the washers may differ slightly but the error code clearing method is the same.

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If you need assistance with the Whirlpool washer error code LF, leave a comment below with your washer model number and we will assist with troubleshooting the problem.

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22 thoughts on “Whirlpool Washer Error Code LF – LONG FILL”

  1. LF CODE Whirlpool Duet front load washing machine.
    Checked all hoses screen on inlet valve changed dual one.
    Works on small loads but not normal. No leaks in pressure hose.

  2. Shawn Scarfogliero

    I have a whirlpool duet. It will run small loads but has the LF code for any other load size. Water lines and screens look clear any idea as to what the problem is?

  3. i have a cabrio wtw8800yw0 top load washer the LF code appears, i checked screens the hose to the drain and recirculation hose all seem fine. WHAT ELSE COULD BE THE CAUSE?.

  4. Probably the pressure sensing hose has a hole in it or has come off the mounting barb. If the hose leaks the water out the board won’t know the water is filling and will stop the wash and give the LF code.

  5. Kenmore 600 series with LF code. Not getting enough water and the hoses and valves are fine. Please help!

  6. Thank you, I am about to replace the burst sensing hoses in our apartment. I can almost garuntee that will fix this nonsense.

  7. I have kenmore 700 series. The washer goes to prewash cycle but water drains right away. It keeps filling the tubs and after a while, it changes to washer cycle but stops with LF.
    Any idea?

  8. Maytag bravos xl. On wash it gets water for about 1 min then during cycle stops and has code LF. I go to rinse and spin that works. Took hose off clean screen and reset but ssme

  9. Getting LF code mid way through the cycle, clothes are wet so water is in the washer, it’ll drain the water and turn off.

  10. My Kenmore 20372 washer has been giving me error code LF then draining and shutting off. Sometimes I change the cycle after I unplug machine and it’ll work fine, I can’t do a medium load even without having to remove half of it and then finally I restart it and it’ll spin water out and complete. It started happening after a unbalanced load…and now I’m at a loss of what to do.
    Help! Please.

  11. I have a LF error code.
    I checked the flow through the hoses and flow was good.
    I checked the screens and there was no debis.
    The minute after I start a load it throws up the LF code.
    What else can I do to fix this issue ?

  12. I am getting the LF code on maytag MVWB725BW0 on almost all cycles except the quick wash. It has never surfaced on that setting. logically this tells me that i do not have a clog, right? could this be a bad logic board?

  13. LUis Cervantez

    I have recently had the LF code pop up on my Whirlpool Duet. The hoses, water supply, hose filters were checked and clear. I replaced the water flow valve and ran a load again and the problem resurfaced. Any clues?

  14. Sheila Sevilla

    We just used our bravos xl steam but we keep getting a LF code but everything appears to be connected correctly but the water is not coming into the washer just barely has water

  15. I have a Whirlpool Cabrio washer model WTW6400SW. About 10 minutes after starting a load we get a “LF” error code. Initially we could just restart the cycle and it would complete without issues. Now it takes about three restarts. I have checked the hoses and filters and found no problems. I’ve run the diagnostics and the fill valves pass all tests without issues. (another indication there are no blockages) What is the most likely cause of this problem?

  16. I have a LF error that has come and gone. I checked the flow of the hoses and they where perfect. There weren’t any debris in the mesh and the washer is draining just fine. Thank you!

  17. Cleaned the coin catcher of my Maytag 2000 (model MHWE251YG00) and ran a couple of test loads and had no issue. Received an error that the lower plate hadn’t been reinstalled, so I screwed it back in and now I’m getting a LF error. Help please?

    I’ve checked the hoses, screens, and everything else above. There was no problem until I reinstalled the lower face plate that covers the drain motor.

  18. I just finished replacing the lid lock switch now the machine started working fine then it started throwing a LF code I checked the hoses and screens and replaced the drain hose. But the minute I start a load it throws up the LF code what else can I do to fix this issue ?

  19. Getting LF code mid way through the cycle, clothes are wet so water is in the washer, washer sounds like its spinning but cycle lights are off Kenmore 600 top loader

  20. I get a LF code, I’ve replace the cold water valve, the pressure valve switch and all hoses. Any ideas what else it could be? I am getting water into the tub, that’s not the issue. It will work with hot water only, sometimes.

  21. I have a fully-digital Whirlpool Cabrio. After 5 months it started giving error messages (and diagnostic menu codes) for Low Flow and other issues. Just for the heck of it I replaced the FloodSense burst-sensing hoses. BINGO. ALL of my problems -and error messages- have gone away…

  22. We are getting this error code and it appears that the washer is filling with too much water because it ends up leaking out? Any suggestions? Thank you

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