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After more than one attempt to enter the market, the company operated under various names before they underwent a name change to Whirpool in 1951. Over several years, the company expanded its product range to include some of the most sought after household appliances in the world. Whirlpool appliances are known for their efficiency and high-tech features. All the more reason to choose reputable and professional Whirlpool appliance repair technicians. Our team is both experienced and trained in performing repairs on all Whirpool appliances. We are also available 24/7 and offer same day service throughout the GTA. Contact us on (647) 483-9051 when you need the best and most reliable services.

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If your Whirlpool fridge, washer, or any other appliance breaks down, you might not know who you should trust with the repair work. Not only do you need urgent assistance, but you also need to hire experienced technicians. With experience and training on our side, Express Appliance Repair technicians are able to perform repairs on the spot when you need it the most. Not only do we provide same day Whirlpool appliance repairs in the Greate Toronto Area, but we also back all repairs with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. When our team is called for any repair, we always prepare by stocking our van with all the equipment and various parts to get the job done on the spot.

Whirlpool Fridge Repair

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Whirpool refrigerators come in all shapes and sizes. French door and side-by-side fridges are two of the most popular products within their range. When your refrigerator breaks down for any reason, fast repairs ensure that you don’t need to replace the entire contents of your fridge and pay for the repairs. Contact Express Appliance repair for speedy Whirlpool fridge repairs by trained professionals. No matter where you are in the GTA, our 24/7 same day service is always available when you need us.

Whirlpool Stove Repair

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Whirlpool produces some of the very best stoves on the market. Apart from reliability, these stoves are praised for their superior designs. When your stove no longer performs as it should, it’s highly recommended that you hire a trained and experienced professional to diagnose and repair the problem. All Whirpool stove repairs completed by our team of technicians are covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind.

Whirlpool Dishwasher Repair

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Your Whirlpool dishwasher undoubtedly makes life easier by relieving you of one of the most time-consuming chores. All appliances, even those made by the very best companies, require some form of repairs from time to time. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that you invest in professional repairs that last. Whirlpool dishwasher repairs by us will help extend the life of your appliances so that you can enjoy greater value for money.

Whirlpool Washer Repair

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Whirlpool produces some of the best washers with amazing features. These features are great for energy efficiency as well as simplifying the chore of doing laundry. When your washer no longer turns on, stops turning, or if you notice any other problem, call Express Appliance Repair right away. Our 24/7 Whirpool washer repairs will have your washing machine back in working order sooner rather than later. All repairs are also backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee to set your mind at ease.

Whirlpool Dryer Repair

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Whirpool dryers are known for being efficient and effective. The physical design of Whirpool dryers also makes them even more appealing to consumers around the world. At some point, you might require professional Whirlpool dryer repairs and, when this happens, it’s best to call an expert. Our team will arrive anywhere in the GTA with parts and tools needed to get your Whirpool dryer back in working order without delay.

Whirlpool Oven Repair

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Whirlpool oven repairs should only be performed by experienced professionals for several reasons. Whether your oven isn’t turning on or you are having temperature regulation issues, speedy repairs are always ideal. Not only are our technicians trained and experienced, but we are also proud to provide same day service throughout Toronto and surrounding areas. Our repairs are also covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee which means that you do not pay if your dryer is not repaired.

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Modern appliances such as those made by Whirlpool require professional repairs performed by experience technicians. At Express Appliance Repair, all of our Whirlpool appliance repairs are performed swiftly and backed by our complete satisfaction guarantee. Our technicians are not only focused on providing fast service but also reliable repairs anywhere in the GTA.

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Whirlpool Fault Codes

Usually failure codes are caused by a faulty timer (aka ERC – the Electronic Range Control). Sometimes, even when the failure code implies that another component has failed, this can actually be a timer problem (whereby the timer is not displaying the correct fault code). If you are not sure whether the code you are seeing is due to a problem with the timer please call us, or send us an email, since we can help you determine whether the failure code is likely a timer problem or a problem with some other component. We can repair most timers so if you are sure your problem pertains to the timer (or ERC) please fill out a repair service request or call us  (647) 483-9051.

Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution
4 Digit Failure Codes (for 2 digit codes see below)
F1 – E0 EEPROM communication error 1. Disconnect power for at least 30 seconds.
2. Re-apply power and observe for at least one minute.
3. If code re-appears, replace control board (also called ERC or clock). Note: Applies to all F1-E… codes except F1-E3.
F1 – E1 EEPROM checksum error
F1 – E2 UL A/D error(s)
F1 – E4 Model ID error
F1 – E5 Calibration shifted
F1 – E6 Latch signal mismatch error
F1 – E9 Stack overflow
F1 – E3 Wiring harness cavity size does not match previously stored value The “Cavity Size Select” jumpers in the wiring harness indicate a cavity size different from that which the control was previously configured for. Check the jumpers in the harness to make sure they agree with the actual oven size.
F2 – E0 Shorted keypad (also called touch pad) 1. Check keypad connector for firm connection (keypad connects to control board).
2. Press CANCEL. If error code returns after 60 seconds, replace keypad (also called touch pad or membrane switch). Some models incorporate keypad in to control board as one unit. In this case, replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F2 – E1 Keypad cable unplugged
F2 – E5 Cancel key drive line open
F2 – E6 Cancel key drive line open
F3 – E0 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (upper oven, if double oven) Replace Oven temperature sensor (RTD)

Note: Applies to all F3-E… codes.

F3 – E1 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (upper oven, if double oven)
F3 – E2 Oven temperature is too high (Cook mode)
F3 – E3 Oven temperature is too high (Clean mode)
F3 – E4 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (lower oven, if double oven)
F3 – E5 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (lower oven, if double oven)
F3 – E6 Warming drawer sensor open
F3 – E7 Warming drawer sensor shorted
F4 – E1 Meat probe malfunction – shorted Problem could be with the probe, the receptacle, or probe circuit. Check probe. Look for pinched wire. Look for condensation or contamination on probe receptacle. Replace probe if all else checks out ok.
F5 – E0 Door switches do not agree (condition exists when door switch is closed indicating an open door, and latch switch is closed indicating a locked door) 1. If door latched:
A. Disconnect power from unit.B. Check wires and connectors from control to door switch, then from door switch to control. If no damage to wires and all connectors okay, proceed to step C.C. Replace door switch.D. Re-apply power.E. Press and hold any key down for 1 minute to clear F5 failure code from memory. F2 will appear. Press CANCEL and observe for 1 minute to ensure operation is correct.2. If door not latched:A. Disconnect power from unit.

B. Check wires and connectors from control to latch switch, then from latch switch to control. If no damage to wires and all connectors okay, proceed to step C.

C. Repeat steps A and B for door switch.

3. Measure door switch (door open = switch open small low voltage terminals). Replace switch if defective.
4. Measure latch switch (unlatch = switch open, CAUTION – oven light contacts are closed). Replace switch if defective.
5. If corrections are made in any step, reconnect power to control. Press and hold any key for 1 minute to clear R failure code from memory. F2 will appear. Press CANCEL and observe for 1 minute to ensure operation is correct.
6. If failure remains, disconnect power and replace control.

Note: Applies to all F5-E… codes.

F5 – E1 Self clean latch will not lock
F5 – E2 Latch during CLEAN error
F5 – E5 Self clean temperature not reached within 45 minutes.
F5 – E6 Door is open, but latch is locked
F5 – E7 Self clean latch will not unlock
F6 – E0 Return line not connected If switch pulse return line is not connected, electronic control will display F6 within 60 seconds after power up. Replace control.
F7 – E1 Common switch wire is defective Common wire (+5VDC) to latch switch, and to door switch is shorted to chassis ground or neutral. A double oven will have two of each switch and one common wire.
1. Check connections at control and at the latch switch and door switch.
2. If all connections are good, then check the individual switches as outlined for the F5 failure.
F0 Board failure Replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F1 Board failure Replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F2 Oven temperature is too high 1. Look for welded relay contacts on bake or broil relays. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).
2. For SELF CLEAN models: check door lock operation.
3. Look for a high resistance connection or any other cause of high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit. Check sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at sensor and oven control. Replace sensor if found defective. Remember: Oven control (ERC) measures resistance of sensor circuit, not actual oven temperature.
F3 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) open Replace Oven temperature sensor (RTD)
F4 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted Replace Oven temperature sensor (RTD)
F5 Board failure Replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F7 Function key stuck on ERC Replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F8 Board failure Replace control board (also called ERC or clock).
F9 Oven door lock failure Check wiring to door lock switch (the wire harness may be connected wrong). Check for stuck lock switch.
Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution
FH No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected. If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.
Or
If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. Potential Causes

• If there is no water in the unit:
– Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
– Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves
– Verify inlet valve operation
• If there is water in the unit:
– Verify Drain pump operation
– Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch • Verify there is not a siphon problem
• Verify wire harness connections to; Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check all hoses for possible leaks
• Verify pressure switch operation
• Verify flow meter operation
• Verify CCU operation Replace failed component.
F02 Long Drain If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

F05 Water temperature sensor error If during the water heating step in the wash cycle, the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range, or the heating element circuit has failed, the F05 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the Water Temperature Sensor, Heating Element and Element Relay
• Check connections to the Sensor, Heating Element and Relay

Replace failed component.

F06 Drive motor tachometer error The control is unable to properly detect motor speed and the machine will shut down. If a failure occurs during high-speed spin the door will be unlocked after 3 minutes.

Potential Causes

• Check wire harness connections between the Drive Motor/Tachometer and the Motor ControlUnit (MCU), and between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check the Drive Motor
• Check the MCU
• Check the Wire Harness

Replace failed component.

F07 Motor control unit error The Central Control Unit has detected a short in the motor control unit. If a failure occurs during high-speed spin the door will be unlocked after 3 minutes.

Potential Causes

• Check wire harness connections between the Drive Motor and the Motor Control Unit (MCU), and between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check the MCU
• Check the Drive Motor
• Check the Wire Harness

Replace failed component.

F09 Overflow condition If the Overflow contact on the pressure switch is Closed for more than 60 seconds an Overflow condition will occur. In an Overflow condition, the Door will remain locked, and the Drain Pump will run constantly, even if PAUSE/CANCEL is pressed twice and the Display is cleared. Unplug the unit to service.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check / Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
• Check for Drain Pump Failure
• Check the Inlet Valve for proper shut off
• Check the Pressure switch for proper operation

Replace failed component.

F10 Motor Control Unit (MCU) heat sink thermal trip If the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink gets too hot, it will open the thermal protector on the heat sink which will stop motor functions and an F10 will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check for Proper Installation, verify the unit is not located near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
• Check Wire Harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
• Check MCU
• Check Motor

Replace failed component.

F11 Serial communication error Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.

Potential Causes

• Check Wire Harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
• Check MCU
• Check CCU
• Check Motor
• Check Wire Harness

Replace failed component.

F13 Dispenser circuit error If the dispenser motor is not able to be driven to it’s proper position.

Potential Causes

• Check mechanical linkage from dispenser motor to the top of the dispenser.
• Check Wire Harness connections to the dispenser motor and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check Dispenser Motor

Replace failed component.

F14 EEPROM error The Central Control Unit (CCU) receives it’s data from an EEPROM onboard the CCU. If there is an error reading this data it will cause this error.

Potential Causes

• A power glitch may cause this error. Try unplugging the Unit for two minutes to see if that fixes the error.
• Check CCU.

Replace failed component.

F15 Motor Control Unit (MCU) error If the MCU detects multiple resets or errors during a wash cycle it will go into this error mode.

Potential Causes

• Check Wire Harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check Drive belt
• Check MCU
• Check Motor
• Check Wire Harness

Replace failed component.

Sud SUDS LOCK (Overdose of detergent detected during the wash cycle) The motor control unit senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If “Sud” is displayed a potential suds lock is detected. This may signify a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent, or excessive suds.

Potential Causes

• If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/ Spin cycle then a Normal cycle without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check / Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
• Check Drain Pump
• Check the Pressure Switch
• Check CCU

Replace failed component.

FdL Door lock error A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.

FdU Door unlock error A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken.
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.

Note: The door lock/switch assembly can be manually unlocked.

To Manually unlock the door lock system:

1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove the lower toe panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly.
4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. The door may now be opened.

Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution
PF Power failure “PF” flashes to indicate that a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press HOLD TO START to continue the cycle, or press OFF/Pause to clear the display.
E1 Thermistor open Replace thermistor if found defective
E2 Thermistor shorted Replace thermistor if found defective
Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution
PF Power failure “PF” flashes if the washer loses power during a running cycle. The washer does not flash “PF” when it is first plugged in.

Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost.

OR

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle.

FL Flood condition “FL” flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lock condition in order for “FL” to be displayed.

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Er Processor reset error This error code is displayed if the control failed to save cycle information during a power failure. This does not generate an error code beep.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

LF Long fill If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and “LF” is flashed.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

CE Communications error If there is any breakdown in communication between the machine controller and the motor controller, “CE” flashes and the unit beeps once.

Some common causes of “CE” errors include:

• Conformal coating on serial communications pins between the machine controller and motor controller. After disconnecting power to the unit, try scraping this coating off the pins.
• Check the resistance values between the serial communications pins with the connectors in place. Make sure the harness does not have a bad connection.
• Check the quick disconnect at the motor terminal. The drive motor must be hooked up properly or a “CE” error will occur.
• Drive motor thermal protector has opened.
• Motor controller is not powered or fuse has opened. Replace motor controller.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Ld Long drain “Ld” flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

CA
or
CI
Average current limit
or
Instantaneous current limit
If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either “CA” for average current limit trip or “CI” for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 Amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 Amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Overloading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

ob Off balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an “ob” for off balance.

The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Sr Stuck relay “Sr” signifies a failure of the relay in the closed position. With this failure, power to the motor controller cannot be turned off by the machine controller.

The machine control board may have a bad relay and may need to be replaced. Check pins 1 and 5 of P16 of the machine controller and pins 1 and 2 of P1 of the motor controller. This should have AC line voltage when the motor controller is powered.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

LS Lid switch error The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.

This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Flashing
display
time
Open lid If the lid opens while the unit is in running mode, time remaining will flash in the display.

Close the lid and press START to continue with the cycle.

SL Suds lock The motor controller senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If a potential suds lock is detected, the control tries up to 3 times to clean out the unit with a mini-cycle.

“SL” is displayed if suds are detected but the unit is unable to clean out suds. This may indicate a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent or excessive suds.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

 

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Whirlpool dishwasher.

Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
Clean light blinks 7 times Heater circuit failure. Control didn’t detect the expected rise in water temperature. Check the heating element and related components (wiring and control board) in that circuit.
Heating element, Electronic control board, Thermistor, Circuit wiring
Console light blinks rapidly The control detects a stuck button on the control panel. A failed control panel or a malfunctioning electronic control board can cause this code. Check the buttons on the control panel using a volt/ohm meter. In most cases, the control panel must be replaced. If that doesn’t solve the problem, the electronic control board might be at fault.
Control panel, Electronic control board
Start/Resume light blinks slowly If the dishwasher door is opened or power is interrupted during the cycle, the dishwasher won’t start again until the door is detected as closed and the Start/Resume button is pressed. Check the door latch and switch assembly. A failure in the Start/Resume button also can cause this problem.
Door switch assembly, Control panel, Electronic control board
Clean light stays on The dishwasher won’t start a new cycle unless it detects that the door opened after the previous cycle. Turn off power to the dishwasher by shutting off the breaker and restarting. If that does not work, the door switch assembly is stuck and must be replaced.
Door switch assembly
Control lock LED is on but not accepting key presses Accidentally turned on or control detected keypad problem. Press the Heated Dry key for 5 seconds to turn off control lock feature. If that doesn’t work, replace keypad.
Keypad
Sanitized LED blinks at end of cycle Control couldn’t confirm that the dishes were sanitized. Check voltage to the dishwasher and the temperature of incoming water. Check the diverter motor, the heater and the OWI/thermistor.
Diverter motor, Heater, Thermistor

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Whirlpool HE dishwasher.

Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
1-1 The electronic control board detects a stuck relay on its circuit board. Shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, have a service technician check the wiring and components. If the wiring and components are in working order, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
1-2 Damaged or corrupted memory on control board. Incompatible software components inside microprocessor. Shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
2-1 The electronic control board detected a stuck key on the control panel. See if any keys work. If no keys work or the control panel is damaged, replace the electronic control panel. If the control panel works, the problem might be with the electronic control board.
Control panel, Electronic control board
2-2 The electronic control board detects no communication from the control panel. See if any keys work. If no keys work or the control panel is damaged, replace the electronic control panel. If the control panel works, the problem might be with the electronic control board.
Control panel, Electronic control board
3-1 Either there’s a break in the wiring or the thermistor/OWI component failed. (The thermistor is the water temperature sensor, the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water.) Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring for the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wiring is undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI component.
Thermistor/OWI, Wire harness
3-2 The thermistor/OWI circuit is electrically shorted, (The thermistor is the water temperature sensor, the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water.) Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring for the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wiring is undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI component. Thermistor/OWI, Wire harness
3-3 OWI fails (the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water) Shut off power to the dishwasher and clean the OWI. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the OWI. Thermistor/OWI
4-1 No communication between the electronic control board and the wash pump motor Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring from the control board to the wash pump motor. If the wiring is undamaged, replace the wash pump. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.
Wash pump motor, Electronic control board
4-2 Communication error between the electronic control board and the wash pump motor Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring from the control board to the wash pump motor. If the wiring is undamaged, replace the wash pump. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.
Wash pump motor, Electronic control board
5-1 Door won’t latch shut Press the Start button and immediately close the door. If the code continues, shut off power to the dishwasher and check the door latch mechanism and the wiring attached to the door switch. If the latch mechanism and the wiring are intact, replace the door switch.
Door switch, Door latch assembly
5-2 Door won’t open Check the wiring in the door switch. If the wiring is undamaged, replace the door switch.
Door switch, Door latch assembly
6-1 The electronic control board doesn’t detect water entering the dishwasher tub. Shut off power and then water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply for proper flow and pressure. Check the wiring to the water inlet valve. If the wiring and the water supply are in working order, replace the water inlet valve.
Water inlet valve
6-2 Water inlet valve has an electrical problem. Shut off power and then water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply for proper flow and pressure. Check the wiring to the water inlet valve. If the wiring and the water supply are in working order, replace the water inlet valve. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.
Water inlet valve, Electronic control board
6-3 Suds or air are in the water pump Check the water fill level and check for suds in the fill water at the bottom of the tub. if the fill level is too low, replace the water inlet valve. If there’s excessive sudsing, check the detergent dispenser and replace if it’s damaged.
Water inlet valve, Detergent dispenser
6-4 The float switch is open Check the overfill float switch to see if it’s stuck or if an item is stuck under it. Check if the inlet water fill valve is properly shutting off the water supply when the dishwasher is off.
Water inlet valve, Overfill float switch
6-6 Incoming water is too cold Use an accurate thermometer to check the water temperature. If it’s lower than 110 degrees F, check your water heater. If the water temperature is normal (110 to 120 degrees F), replace the thermistor/OWI or the electronic control board. Refer to the tech sheet for your dishwasher for a diagnostic test for the thermistor.
Thermistor/OWI, Electronic control board
6-7 Disconnected or damaged flow meter Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring to the flow meter. If the wiring is intact, replace the flow meter.
Flow meter
6-8 Problem with water softener regeneration valve Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring to the water softener regeneration valve. If the wiring is intact, replace the water softener regeneration valve. Water softener regeneration valve
7-1 Heating element doesn’t work Shut off power to the dishwasher. Inspect the heating element and replace it if it’s visibly damaged. If not, check the wiring to the heating element. If the wiring is intact, replace the heating element.
Heating element
7-2 Heating element won’t shut off Shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
8-1 Slow drain Shut off power to the dishwasher and then shut off water. Check the drain path for an obstruction. If the drain path is clear, check the wiring on the drain pump. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
Drain pump
8-2 Drain pump electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher and then shut off water. Check the wiring on the drain pump. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
Drain pump
9-1 Electronic control board can’t detect the position of the diverter The diverter directs the water through the lower spray arm or the upper spray arm. Turn off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring going to the diverter motor. If the wiring is intact, replace the diverter. Diverter
9-2 Diverter is stuck on Remove the lower dishrack and the lower spray arm. Disassemble the sump. Check the diverter disk and replace if visibly damaged. Diverter disk
10-1 Dispenser electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Remove the outer door panel and check the wiring in the detergent dispenser circuit. If the wiring is intact, replace the detergent dispenser.
Detergent dispenser
10-2 Vent wax motor electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring in the vent wax motor circuit. If the wiring is intact, replace the vent wax motor. Vent wax motor
10-3 Drying fan problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring in the drying fan circuit. If the wiring is intact, replace the drying fan. Drying fan

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Whirlpool HE dishwasher.

Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
1-1 The electronic control board detects a stuck relay on its circuit board Shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, have a service technician check the wiring and components. If the wiring and components are in working order, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
1-2 Failed or incompatible electronic control board The code appears if you install the wrong electronic control board. Order and install the correct electronic control board for your model of dishwasher. If the code appears and you didn’t just replace the electronic control board, shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
2-1 The electronic control board detected a stuck key on the control panel. See if any keys work. If no keys work or the control panel is damaged, replace the electronic control panel. If the control panel works, the problem might be with the electronic control board.
Control panel, Electronic control board
3-1 Either there’s a break in the wiring or the thermistor/OWI component failed. (The thermistor is the water temperature sensor, the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water.) Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring for the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wiring is undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI component. Thermistor/OWI, Wire harness
3-2 The thermistor/OWI circuit is electrically shorted, (The thermistor is the water temperature sensor, the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water.) Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring for the thermistor/OWI circuit. If the circuit wiring is undamaged, replace the thermistor/OWI component. Thermistor/OWI, Wire harness
3-3 OWI fails (the OWI is the Optical Water Indicator that detects the amount of debris in the water) Shut off power to the dishwasher and clean the OWI. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the OWI Thermistor/OWI
4-3 The electronic control board does not detect motor operation Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring from the control board to the wash pump motor. If the wiring is okay, replace the wash pump. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.
Wash pump motor, electronic control board
5-1 Door won’t latch shut Press the Start button and immediately close the door. If the code continues, shut off power to the dishwasher and check the door latch mechanism and the wiring attached to the door switch. If the latch mechanism and the wiring are intact, replace the door switch.
Door switch, Door latch assembly
5-2 Door won’t open Check the wiring in the door switch. If the wiring is undamaged, replace the door switch.
Door switch, Door latch assembly
6-1 The electronic control board doesn’t detect water entering the dishwasher tub. Shut off power and then water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply for proper flow and pressure. Check the wiring to the water inlet valve. If the wiring and the water supply are in working order, replace the water inlet valve.
Water inlet valve
6-2 Water inlet valve has an electrical problem. Shut off power and then water to the dishwasher. Check the water supply for proper flow and pressure. Check the wiring to the water inlet valve. If the wiring and the water supply are in working order, replace the water inlet valve. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.
Water inlet valve, Electronic control board
6-3 Suds or air are in the water pump Check the water fill level and check for suds in the fill water at the bottom of the tub. if the fill level is too low, replace the water inlet valve. If there’s excessive sudsing, check the detergent dispenser and replace if it’s damaged.
Water inlet valve, Detergent dispenser
6-4 The float switch is open Check the overfill float switch to see if it’s stuck or if an item is stuck under it. Check if the inlet water fill valve is properly shutting off the water supply when the dishwasher is off.
Water inlet valve, Overfill float switch
6-6 Incoming water is too cold Use an accurate thermometer to check the water temperature. If it’s lower than 110 degrees F, check your water heater. water heater. If the water temperature is normal (110 to 120 degrees F), replace the thermistor/OWI or the electronic control board. Refer to the tech sheet for your dishwasher for a diagnostic test for the thermistor.
Thermistor/OWI, Electronic control board
6-7 Disconnected or damaged flow meter Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring to the flow meter. If the wiring is intact, replace the flow meter. Flow meter
6-8 Water softener regeneration valve electrical problem (Water Softener Models Only) Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring for the regeneration valve. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the regeneration valve if the wiring is okay. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.
Regeneration valve, wiring harness, electronic control board
7-1 Heating element doesn’t work Shut off power to the dishwasher. Inspect the heating element and replace it if it’s visibly damaged. If not, check the wiring to the heating element. If the wiring is intact, replace the heating element.
Heating element
7-2 Heating element won’t shut off Shut off power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. If the code resumes when you restore power, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
8-1 Slow drain Shut off power to the dishwasher and then shut off water. Check the drain path for an obstruction. If the drain path is clear, check the wiring on the drain pump. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
Drain pump
8-2 Drain pump electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher and then shut off water. Check the wiring on the drain pump. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
Drain pump
8-3 Drain pump stuck on Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the drain pump wiring. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board, wire harness
9-1 Electronic control board can’t detect the position of the diverter The diverter directs the water through the lower spray arm or the upper spray arm. Turn off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring going to the diverter motor. If the wiring is intact, replace the diverter. Diverter
9-2 Diverter is stuck on Remove the lower dishrack and the lower spray arm. Disassemble the sump. Check the diverter disk and replace if visibly damaged. Diverter disk
9-3 Diverter disk is missing Remove the lower dishrack and the lower spray arm. Disassemble the sump. Check to see if the diverter disk is missing. If the disc is missing, install a new disk. Diverter disk
10-1 Dispenser electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Remove the outer door panel and check the wiring in the detergent dispenser circuit. If the wiring is intact, it could have a defective detergent dispenser or electronic control board.
Detergent dispenser, electronic control board
10-2 Vent wax motor electrical problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring in the vent wax motor circuit. If the wiring is intact, it could have a defective vent wax motor or electronic control board.
Vent wax motor, electronic control board
10-3 Drying fan problem Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the wiring in the drying fan circuit. If the wiring is intact, could have a defective drying fan or electronic control board. Drying fan, electronic control board
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