Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool duet ghw9200lw front load washer will not start cycle

It will not go into the test mode - does not show c00 The start button works, as there is a relay sound (but not door lock) when I have the unit on spin/drain, no spin settings. The door latch feels normal. Holding endofcycle sound for 15 does lock / unlock the panel, but still no wash start. I have unplugged, but that did not clear the issue. Ideas?

Posted by on

  • darrylhosfor
    darrylhosfor Feb 20, 2014

    No error codes are showing.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.


    Uploaded 5 video answers.

  • Expert
  • 82 Answers

Check the door interlock on the washing machine. If it's faulty, the machine won't start its cycle. This page will give you an idea of what interlocks look like.
Door Interlocks

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

Testimonial: "Thank you for the service manual! The link did not work, but I was able to find the same, and why I had not thought of that, I don't know. I have not tested the door switch yet, but this is the info I needed to see what was up. Thank you!"

  • 5 more comments 
  • darrylhosfor
    darrylhosfor Feb 20, 2014

    Thanks Peter. Is there an easy way to test this unit before just replacing it? Seems the unit should throw an error code! But I do not see one... Perhaps because the unit just thinks the door is not closed... specifically, is there a way to short out the leads to prove the unit the cause?

  • darrylhosfor
    darrylhosfor Feb 20, 2014

    Thanks Peter. Is there an easy way to test this unit before just replacing it? Seems the unit should throw an error code! But I do not see one... Perhaps because the unit just thinks the door is not closed... specifically, is there a way to short out the leads to prove the unit the cause?

  • Peter Feb 21, 2014

    Hi darrylhosfor - I've located a service manual for the GHW9200L. You can download it here: See page 5-3/4 for information about Door Solenoids and Door Lock Switches; also see 6-2 for Door Locking and Unlocking logic (and much more, including error codes & resistance measurements to expect).

  • Peter Feb 21, 2014

    There are also panel interlock switches, so you need to refit or bypass these so the machine will operate.

  • Peter Feb 21, 2014

    Here's the flow chart for the Won't Start Cycle: 1. Open and close the door. The door has to be opened between consecutive wash cycles. 2. Check the door switch/lock unit using the diagnostics. 3. If Door is Locked, Drain the Unit. 4. Check the wire harness connections. 5. Check the touch-pad/LED assembly.

  • Peter Feb 21, 2014

    Sorry about the fragmented reply but I hadn't realised you can't publish all-caps (eg in a heading).

  • Peter Feb 21, 2014

    Glad to help! Here's the correct url to download a service manual for the GHW9200LW:



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: Duet Front load Washer - will not start cycle.

Does your front washer, every time you press cancel give you a code that looks similiar to ER?

I checked the description and for some reason whirlpool denies having a F22 code on the Duet, but that doesn't mean much.

I am suspecting several things.

1. Electrical supply may have had a surge at one point or another. You may have to ask your electrical company to put a surge protector on your house by the meter. This is not to protect everything it has its own limits!

2. Unplug the machine for a while. Turn off the water supply and disconnect hoses The machine knows if there is water coming into the machine by a trip sensor.

3. drain out your exhaust line. There is a possiblity your machine thinks you are full of water when it is actually empty.

4 put everything back on, and then plug machine back in after about an hour or so. If it still doesn't work, it is time for your local appliance repair service technician to come out. He will check door trip sensor, and a few other areas that may be acting up.

Good luck.

Posted on May 26, 2008

  • 1294 Answers

SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Error code F 32

Plug off the wall. Open up behind, you will see a thin tube coming down from the control panel (pressure switch to be precise) to the waste area below. Disconnect this carefully from the top, blow into it, air should pass thru, it shd not be clogged; refit carefully. Before refitting, fit a similar tube to the pressure switch & blow - you should hear a click; if not there shd be a problem with your pressure switch. Anyway refit your old tube & try the machine.

Dont forget to refit the main exit hose at the position you found it. All you guys are going to rate me....................

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

  • 294 Answers

SOURCE: Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Error message code F1

HELLO, Error code F1 indicates a control failure and most likely the machine control board will have to be replaced. Depending on when you purchased the machine, the board may be covered under extended component warranty.
I had the same F1 problem and they had to replace the control board and something relating to the balance. The tech told me this is a common problem.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

  • 5911 Answers

SOURCE: F21 on Whirlpool front load duet washer

"F21" is a Long Drain error code. The following link explains:

In most cases this is simply caused by a clogged drain pump and all that is required is a good cleaning. Read through the instructions provided in the link on how to do this. Make sure the washer is unplugged while servicing any of the internal components.

If the problem persists, you may have a drain pump that is malfunctioning or is damaged. The manufacturer recommends replacing the pump if this is the case.

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

  • 41 Answers

SOURCE: My Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer stopped mid

I just repaired a Duet Sport WFW8300SW00 today that was flashing the "add a garment" LED. It was the Motor Control Board on the bottom, with a cold solder on rectifier GR1. Just resoldered it and voila!

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whirlpool washer model GHW9200LW, THE CODE HF comes up ,tried the recommended fixes from the troubleshooting guide, but no luck

HF = High Fill
This can be caused by using non HE detergent in your front load. Put the washer in a cold rinse for a couple of cycles to clean the excess soap and try the cycle again using HE detergent. If the problem returns you may have a pressure switch or hose that will have to be replaced.

Aug 29, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Code F 35 i cant find my manual

christydubar --
Whirlpool Duet GHW91000 Technical Service Manual does list F35 error code. Try running the diagnostic test below and then write back with condition indication code. -- SWT

The control must be in the OFF state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.
Starting the test mode
Close the door.
Press the Control On button.
Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.
Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SELECT button, as needed.
Push Prewash Option button four (4) times within five (5) seconds. C:00 will show in the display.
NOTE: If Model does not have PREWASH Mode as an option, press RINSE/HOLD.
If the Starting procedure fails, push PAUSE/CANCEL button. Then repeat the starting sequence.
Test Program Control during Execution
To advance to the next step of the test procedure, push Prewash Option button two (2) times.


Aug 27, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Whirlpool washer door won't secure

Replace the wax motor and door lock mechanism.

Jul 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Control lock light on

take a good look on control panel i don't remember which button you should push and hold for 3 for 5 sec. to lock or unlock control panel (it also called child lock) let me know it help or not. thanks....

Jun 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool WFW9600T Washer - How do I run diagnostic mode?

Actually, on my particular whirlpool steam duet model, I had to press the deep clean button four times to make it go into diagnostic mode.

Apr 02, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Whirlpool duet sport washer 3.6 WFW8410SW cycle will not start

set it to spin dran cycle and select no spin and push the rinse hold button 4 times it should read c00 on the dis play and go thew to c08 it will lock the door frist and then go thew all the cycles it will flash on a c# that has trouble

Nov 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load...

1 Answer

The washer mode light keeps blinking

the machine is locked out on the control, go to the signal button on the far right side and hold the button in for four seconds and it will unlock the control and yu can select the cycle that you want

Apr 16, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

21 Answers

Whirlpool Front Load Duet Dryer

Holding the End Cycle button for a few seconds worked! Yes

Aug 20, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer Logo

600 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers


Level 3 Expert

84625 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1479 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides