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An FH error usually means low water flow into the washer. This can be caused by debris in the filters between the intake hoses and the washer, closed water valves, low water pressure or a problem with the system that checks the water flow.

Some intake hoses when they detect a leak will seal themselves. So you may want to replace them. Shut off the water valves and remove the hoses from the washer. Check the filters for debris. With a bucket under the hoses, open the valves and check the rate of water flow. You may want to check the filters on the valve side of the intake hoses after turning the valves to off again. If water flows into the washer and then into the drain, reset the drain hose. The outlet of the hose should be above the water level in the washer. Otherwise, the water will suction out of the unit.

If these parts are fine and there is still no water flowing into the machine, the intake valve is faulty.

If you are getting the error when the washer is full of water, it's the pressure switch or the flow meter. In a few cases, the cause is actually damage to the air hoses connected to the pressure switch. If one of these thin tubes is leaking, the pressure switch will not work properly.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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The information provided is general. For information specific to your washer please resubmit the question, including the model number.

The "F" is at the beginning of all error codes. This indicates the a Fault has taken place. The second number or letter indicates what the Fault is.

FH : Is displayed when no water has been detected entering the washer.

If the control has turned on the fill valve and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water and not detected a pressure switch trip, the valve will be turned off and the failure code will flash in the display

Unplug the washer from its electrical source and wait for 30 seconds.
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If, after 30 second, the machine has not detected water entering into the machine, the valves will be shut off and the failure code of FH will be displayed.

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What does code fh mean?


FH error indicates that either you have no water coming into the washer, or very little water. Since you can see it filling, the error indicates low flow. A flow meter in the unit detects if 10.5 gallons fills the tub within 8 minutes; yours must not be. This will turn off the inlet valves and the error code will be displayed. Check the follow link for additional details: support/error_code_HF

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