Whirlpool Front Load Washer Error code


Whirlpool washers feature error code systems to help identify and troubleshoot issues with the machine. Here is a list of common Whirlpool washer error codes and their meanings:

Whirlpool Front Load Washer Error code

  • SUD or SD: Too many suds. This can be caused by using too much detergent, not using a high-efficiency (HE) detergent, or a buildup of detergent residue in the washer.
  • LF, Lo FL, or F8 E1: The washer is not filling fast enough. This can be caused by a blocked inlet hose, a faulty water inlet valve, or a problem with the water supply.
  • UE or UE2: The washer is unbalanced. This can be caused by overloading the washer, unevenly distributed laundry, or a damaged tub bearing.
  • IE or IE2: The washer is not spinning. This can be caused by a faulty motor, a problem with the drive belt, or a blockage in the drain hose.
  • PE or PE2: The washer has detected a leak. This can be caused by a faulty water inlet valve, a damaged tub seal, or a leak in the drain hose.
  • F0 E1 or rL: Lid switch error.
  • F0 E2 or Sd: Suds error.
  • F0 E5 or ob: Over-balance error.
  • F1 E1: Lid switch error.
  • F1 E2: Motor error.
  • F3 E1: Water inlet valve error.
  • F3 E2: Drain pump error.
  • F3 E5: Water level sensor error.
  • F3 E6: Motor error.
  • F4 E1: Water inlet valve error.
  • F4 E4: Drain pump error.
  • F5 E1: Door switch error.
  • F5 E2: Water level sensor error.
  • F5 E3: Motor error.
  • F5 E4 or dr: Door switch error.
  • F6 E1: Motor error.
  • F6 E2: Drain pump error.
  • F6 E3: Water level sensor error.
  • F7 E2: Motor error.
  • FH: Hot water thermistor error.
  • Int. LoC or LC: Internal lock error.
  • PF: Power failure error.

Whirlpool Front Load Washer Error code Possible Solution

# Error Code LOC or LC : 

Error : Control Lock has been activated

Touch the Control Lock button, or (on older models) determine which button activates the control lock from your Owner’s Manual. Some models require you to press and hold the button.

# Error Code dET

Error: The detergent cartridge was not detected in the dispenser.
This is on select models. If you are using single-load doses of detergent, ignore this message.

Ensure the dispenser cartridge is inserted correctly and the dispenser drawer is shut completely.

# Error Code Int

Error: The cycle was paused or canceled.
The washer may take 20 to 30 minutes to stop spinning and drain and will display this error code during that time.

To remove the code, press the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once. If the code is still displayed, unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.

# Error Code rL or F34

Error: Items were detected in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle. Remove items from the drum and restart the Clean Washer cycle.

# Error Code Sud or Sd

Error There are too many suds in the washing machine.
The washer will not be able to spin out water with the excess suds. When “Sud” or “Sd” is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds. During this time, the washer pauses the tumbling and adds water for additional rinsing. This pause allows the bubbles in the suds to break. This pause and rinsing are necessary and may occur several times to eliminate the suds.

Make sure you are using HE or High-Efficiency detergent.

If you used “no splash” or “easy pour” liquid chlorine bleach, you could also have too many suds. This type of liquid chlorine bleach contains a thickening agent that may create excess suds in washers. If this is the case, run the washer with regular liquid bleach products.

The Sud or Sd code may also be the result of a restricted drain hose or standpipe (drainpipe). Make sure that the drain hose is not kinked or clogged.

# Error Code F5 E2

Error 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.

# Error Code F7 E1

Error 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
The washer has not been overloaded
Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

# Error Code F8 E1 or LO FL

Error The washer is sensing a low flow of water.
Check that:

The household water supply is turned on and both the cold and the hot water faucets or valves are fully open.
The water inlet hoses are not kinked (learn more about How to check your Fill Hoses if your Washer is not Filling)
There are no anti-flood hoses and controls in the water line connected to the washer (learn more about Should I use Flood Safe Devices on my Front Load Washer
Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code.

# Error Code F8 E2

Error Indicates there is a problem with the Dispenser System
This is on select models. Verify detergent drawer or detergent cartridge is not clogged with detergent. Find more information on How do I clean my washer dispensers?

# Error Code F9 E1

Error : Indicates that drain times are longer than expected, typically over eight (8) minutes.
Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose. The standpipe (drainpipe) height requirements are 96″ (244 cm) maximum and 39″ (99 cm) minimum.

Find more information on How to Install the Drain Hose.

Excessive suds may also cause delays in draining. Make sure you are using HE detergent.

Other Error Code F# E#

Error: Indicates other error

Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute and reconnect it again. Reselect the cycle and press Start. If the code persists, Contact  Worlpool Customer Service or Schedule Service Online so a qualified technician can diagnose the washer.


If you see one of these error codes on your Whirlpool washer, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check the water supply to make sure it is turned on and the faucets are turned all the way open.
  • Check the inlet hoses for leaks or blockages.
  • Inspect the laundry for any large or heavy items that could be causing the washer to be unbalanced.
  • Run the washer on a “Spin Only” cycle to see if the motor is working properly.
  • If you have tried all of these steps and the error code is still appearing, you may need to call a qualified technician for further assistance.

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