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I've got a whirlpool duet ht washer the model number is GHW9400PL4 and during the wash cycle i get a hf warning on the board and the washer stops running what does this mean hf

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet HT

its a door lock error a door lock error occurs if the door cannot be locked it will try to lock 6 times before displaying the error

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Stops about half way thru cycle anf error code HF appears

assuming you mean FH, code for no water entering machine, first check incoming water supply especially cold water, halfway through cycle the rinse is activated and the "cold" water is energized, if none comes in you will ge the FH code

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool duet ht flashes F 20

"F20" is a No Water Detect error code. Some of these error codes can be erroneous, however. The first step in troubleshooting any error code on these washers is to, first, unplug the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes in an attempt to reset the CCU. If the error code returns after a reset, then you know you have a real problem. The following link explains the error code:

This is one of the more involved error codes to try to resolve because there are so many causes. I suggest you start with the simple things first. Make sure the water inlet hoses are unclogged and water flows freely through them. You can determine this by turning off the water and removing each hose from the back of the washer. Place them in a bucket or position the washer where you can place them inside the wash tub and turn the water back on. Both hoses should have free unobstructed water flow. It is common for the sediment screens at the end of the hoses to become clogged if you live in an area the uses well water, or if you have hard water.

Next, Make sure you don't have a siphoning problem. This is causes by placing the drain hose too far down in the standpipe. This creates a vacuum and the washer constantly drains as it tries to fill. If you pull up on the drain hose and hear a sucking noise, you have the drain line positioned too far in the standpipe. You need to keep an air gap in order to allow proper drainage.

Then, check the drain pump for obstructions. There is a clean out reservoir that you can remove the access the pump interior. Use the instructions I provide to perform these steps.

These are the simple items that you can easily rule out, first. Follow the remaining tips I provided you and if you still have questions, let me know before rating the solution. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Stops about half way thru cycle anf error code HF appears

F/H No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected.
If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.


If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. 
If there is no water in the unit:
1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
2. Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves 
3. Verify inlet valve operation 
If there is water in the unit:
1. Verify Drain pump operation
2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch 
Verify there is not a siphon problem 
Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU) 
Check all hoses for possible leaks 
Verify pressure switch operation

Verify flow meter operation 
Verify CCU operation.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Mdl GHW9150PWO Washer stops

HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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this error indicates water is not being detected coming into the machine. many things can cause this issue but start here

be sure that water valves are turned on. besure the filters inside the machine water valve(where hose hook to machine) are not clogged. also make sure drain hose is not installed into a drain pipe tightly. it should just rest inside a pipe or on the edge of a utility sink. when installed tightly into a pipe it creates a suction and syphons the water out of you machine and then your machine will never reach a "full" water level


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