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FE errror code, can fill valve be replaced by owner?

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FE Over Flow Error

• Water is overflowing (water level frequency is over 213).

If FE is displayed, the drain pump will operate to drain the water automatically.

(may be too much suds ...)

WM2277HW Service Manual
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Locate your service manual behind the kick panel of the machine.

FE means overflow condition.

Before replacing the fill valve sand or trash may have gotten into the tube going from tub to water level switch.

So find that hose and blow it out. Remove the standing water and retry.

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