Question about Washing Machines
Hello all, I need some help with my Whirlpool clothing washer machine Its a model # GHW 9400 PL2 I have the FH error code being displayed. The symptoms are as follows; Ill set machine to a normal wash cycle, it will start off at the 40 minute mark on the display. I hear the water start running through the machine, it will will start to run and go through some tumble cycles as well as dispense some soap into the machine. After about just one minute or so at the 38 or 39 minute mark into the cycle the machine will just stop and display the FH code in the display. I checked both the hot and cold water lines running into the machine with the turn faucet handle and they are both turned to the wide open position, any ideas on how to troubleshoot and repair from this point on would be greatly appreciated. also Can i use the job aide Technician repair manual from the 9100 & 9200 series that was posted online? or do they have one specifically for the 9400 series? Thanks very much
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most washing machine timers are digital or mechanical. The timer controls most of the operations of the washer: water level, tub filling and emptying, length of cycles, and cycle setting sequences. For this reason, any repairs to the timer should be made by a professional service person. However, there are a couple of checks you can make when you suspect the timer is faulty -- you may be able to install a new timer yourself.
Step 1: Unplug the washer. To access the timer, remove the control knobs and the panel that covers the controls. This may be a front panel, or access may be through a panel at the back of the unit. Carefully examine the wires that connect the timer to the other parts of the washer. If the wires are loose or disconnected, try pushing them into position; they usually fit into their terminals like plugs. Use long-nosed pliers to avoid breaking the wire connections -- never pull a wire by hand.
Step 2: To test the timer, use a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Disconnect the power leads to the timer and clip one probe of the VOM to each lead. The VOM should read zero if the timer is working. Since the timer is a multiple switch, turn it through its cycle and test each pair of terminals in turn. The meter should read zero at all of these points. If one or more readings are above zero, the timer is faulty and should be replaced.
Step 3: To replace the timer, unscrew and disconnect the old one. Install a new timer made specifically for the washing machine. If there are many wires on the timer, have a helper hold the new timer next to the old one as you work. Disconnect the old wires one at a time, connecting each corresponding new wire as you work, to make sure the connections are properly made. Or, draw a diagram showing the connections before removing the old timer. After all the wires are connected, check the connections again for correctness and screw the timer assembly into place.thank u....please rate it
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
DOES IT DO THIS ON EVERY WASH OR SOMETIMES? IF SOMETIMES, CHECK LID SWITCH( THERE'S A LITTLE HOLE WHEN YOU OPEN THE LID, ON THE LID SHOULD HAVE A LITTLE PLASTIC PIECE THAT GOES IN THAT HOLE. THE SWITCH IS UNDER, INSIDE THAT HOLE. YOU CAN GET A PEN OR KEY TO SEE IF IT'S BROKEN.)
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
I;ve had the same problem (SUD on first fill) and found this most helpful for my WFW9600TW01 Duet washer
I duplicated his actions and it cleared up my SUD/F35 error. I think running the diagnostic test multiple times flushes the sensors/sensing lines to eliminate the problem.
Posted on Jul 19, 2011
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