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Wait at least three minutes after the end of the cycle before attempting to unlock your Whirlpool washer. The door will not unlock until the motor speed equals 0 and 180 seconds have elapsed since the motor control unit received the "Stop" command. If the water in the washer is warmer than 122 degrees Fahrenheit or the water level is set higher than Wool, Delicate or Hand Wash, the washer must drain before the door latch will unlock 2 Hold down the "Control Lock" button on your Whirlpool washer for three seconds at the end of the washing cycle. Listen, and when you hear the unlatching sound, the door should open.3 If your Whirlpool washer did not unlock at the end of Step 1, press and hold the "End of Cycle" button for five seconds to manually reset your washing machine.4 Unplug your Whirlpool washer and leave it unplugged for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, plug your washer back in. The washer's programming should be reset and the door should open.5 Manually unlock the door of your Whirlpool washing machine. Make sure to unplug the appliance before completing the manual unlock. Use a screwdriver to remove the metal strip, called the toe panel, at the bottom of the washing machine. Once you've removed the toe panel, reach up inside the front panel of the washer and feel around for the door latch. Locate the tear-drop shaped tab at the bottom of the door latch and pull it gently. When you hear a click, the door should open.
Your pump is jammed with a blockage, remove the filter and check the pump behind it is revolving, usually a hair grip or button in there...remember the washer is full of water so you will have a lot of water coming out
Hi, F23 means that there is a fault in the heating circuit and the heater is not working This fault is triggered if the water fails to rise by 30C or 86F in the first 8 minutes of the heating process.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 2. Check the connections to water heater. 3. Check resistance and continuity of the heating element. 4. Check the water temperature sensor and connections to it. 5. Check the water temperature sensor and connection to it.
If the drain time exceeds eight minutes, “F21” will be displayed,
the water valves will turn off and the pump will stop running.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL to drain the machine. The display will be
cleared and the machine will turn off after a maximum of eight
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure
the pump is running.
4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.
this is what Whirlpool says, but we have found that this doesnt always work.
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off. After 4 minutes the “Sd” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F21 error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear.
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked. 2. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running. 4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects. 5. Plug in washer or reconnect power. 5. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7. 6. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 7. Replace the pump.
Alternative Procedure: If the machine cannot be forced to its diagnostic mode then:
1.Disconnect the washer from the power supply and water supply. 2.Remove the top panel by taking out the three screws in the back of the washer. The pressure switch is right on top. 3.Remove the Molex connector from the water level switch / pressure switch. Refer to the picture below. 4.Reconnect the power supply but not the water supply. 5.Power the machine. The machine will enter diagnostic mode. 6.Power off the machine. 7.Replace the water level switch / pressure switch. 8.Reconnect the water supply. 9. Power on the machine it will work without error
Okay...try unplugging the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes. This will often cure momentary glitches with the washer computer. After the washer has been reset, attempt the start a load and let me know if it functions normally. If it doesn't, let me know what the front panel display reads.
Our machine was giving the HF code at 37 min after over filling with water. I unplugged the machine, popped the top (took the 3 torx screws off the back) pulled the small hose off the pressure switch sensor (round sensor on the upper back right of the machine) and blew it out just by mouth. It obviously cleared some junk. It works fine now. (also unplugged the 6 wires on the sensor, turned it around and blew on that and heard it clicking, so I knew that was ok.) Hope this helps someone.