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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1 ansley evans January 21, 2019 at 12:19 am

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


2 Jolene January 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm

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.


3 Karl T January 4, 2019 at 3:11 am

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…


4 Susan Pratt December 29, 2018 at 1:54 pm

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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