Whirlpool Washer Error Codes

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Meaning of Whirlpool Washer Error Codes and How to Fix Them

Whirlpool washers are trusted laundry partners in many homes. They are efficient and easy to work with. However, just like any other piece of technology, Whirlpool washers also get faulty. But with the right knowledge, the errors can be tackled with. Here are the common error codes that you should know about:

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No water detected in the drum:

The error code is displayed in case of low water supply. In case of low or no water supply, your washer is unable to start or complete the cycle.

  1. Check the flow of water from the main unit.
  2. Ensure that water source at both the valves is turned on.
  3. Check if the inlet hoses or valves are kinked.
  4. Press Pause/Cancel Twice

Drain time exceeded:

The error code is usually displayed after the error code SUD. It mains that the drain time has exceeded by more than 8 minutes.

  1. Make sure that the drain plug or drain hose is not plugged or kinked.
  2. Check the electricals and ensure that the pump is running.
  3. Ensure that there are no foreign objects in the drain pump.
  4. Replace the pump if the problem persists.

Suds detected in the washer:

In case of excessive suds, your washer is unable to spin. The washer will pour extra water to rinse off the excess suds.

  1. Ensure that you are using High-Efficiency detergent (HE)
  2. Instead of an ‘easy-pour’ or a ‘no splash liquid detergent, use regular liquid detergent.
  3. Ensure that the drainpipe is not restricted.

Problems with a water temperature sensor:

The F05 error suggests that the water temperature sensor may be out of range or the heating element may be damaged.

  1. Check if the water temperature sensor, heating element or element relay has failed.
  2. Ensure that these three components are properly connected.
  3. If any of these components have failed, replace the component immediately.

Problems with the drive motor tachometer:

When this error is displayed, the machine may shut down as the control is unable to detect the motor speed. In case there is a failure during high-speed spin, the door will be unlocked automatically.

  1. Check the connection between the Tachometer and the Motor Control Unit (MCU),
  2. Check the connection between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU)
  3. Ensure that the Drive Motor, the MCU and the wire harness is working properly.
  4. If any part is damaged, replace it immediately.

Problem in the motor control unit:

This error is displayed when the Central Control Unit detects a short in the motor control unit. If this happens during high-speed spin, the door will automatically open in 3 minutes

  1. Check the harness between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU) and between the Drive Motor and MCU.
  2. Check for damage in each of these parts.
  3. Replace the faulty part.


This error occurs when the Overflow contact is closed for more than 1 minute. In this case, the door will remain close and the pump will run even if you press Pause/Cancel twice.

  1. Ensure that the drain hose is not plugged or kinked
  2. Male sure the connections of Wire Harness to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU) are in place.
  3. Clean Drain Pump Filter in case of foreign objects
  4. Ensure that the Drain Pump has not failed.
  5. Ensure that the inlet valve is for properly shut off
  6. Make sure that Pressure switch is working properly.

Heat sink thermal trip:

The error is displayed when the heat sink in the MCU gets heated up. This will stop all motor functions.

  1. Make sure that unit is installed properly.
  2. Ensure that there is ventilation in the area.
  3. Ensure that all the wire harness connections are properly fixed.
  4. Check all the components of MCU and the drive system.

Error in serial communication:

This error code suggests that the communication between the CCU and MCU cannot be transmitted properly.

  1. Check the components of each of these systems.
  2. Ensure that no components of the drive system have failed.
  3. Check the wire harness connections are properly placed.

Dispenser circuit error:

This error occurs when the dispenser motor is unable to drive the function. This usually happens due to a power glitch.

  1. Check the dispenser’s mechanical linkage.
  2. Ensure that wire harness connections between dispenser motor and CCU are in place.
  3. Check all the components of CCU and dispenser motor.


This error suggests that CCU cannot read the data from EEPROM

  1. Unplug the unit for 2-5 minutes and plug it back.
  2. Check the CCU and it components.
  3. Replace any of the failed components.

MCU Error:

In case of multiple results or errors during the wash cycle, this error is displayed.

  1. Check the wire harness connections between the MCU, CCU and the motor.
  2. Ensure that the drive belt is in place.
  3. Check the motor and replace any failed component.