Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My front load whirlpool washer has shut off yet is blinking F 02. Its still filled with water? Help??

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 2,605 Answers

Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

The "F02" on your model of washer indicates the machine has detected a fault or obstruction in the drain process.


The same error as the "F21" on the later model Kenmore/Whirlpool units.

Chances are the pump itself is being obstructed by debris or some other foreign object as opposed to being faulty, although the faulty pump can`t be ruled out...yet.

Here`s how to check it and clean it...


Though it being full of water may make it messy. A wet-dry shop vac is handy in this situation.

If it is in a position that allows you too lean it back against something strong or a second set of hands it will help if tilted back almost all the way.

Careful not to hurt the machine or yourself, and undo the fill hoses and drain hose.

**Turn off the breaker at the service panel or unplug the washer from the wall socket...safety first**

1) locate the screws in front at the very bottom of the panel below the door and pull the panel down and forward until it is off. They will be either 1/4" hex head or #20 torx head screws.

2) You will immediately see the drain pump in front of you with a large removable filter. ( **see image below...this is were a wet-dry shop vac and towels come in handy, also the use of the removed panel as a catch pan is beneficial...but you may still get wet )
my front load whirlpool washer has shut off yet is - b3f3b21.jpg
3) Turn it counter-clockwise should allow you to remove it and inspect it and clean it out. Make a good thorough inspection inside the pump as well not just the removable filter.

4) Re-insert the filter and before placing the panel back run a test rinse/drain cycle to inspect for leaks and to verify the unit drains and spins now.

( If the problem still exist`s the "F21" will re-appear. If so you`ll need to check the hose/rubber bellows from pump to tub...back-flow ball...for other obstructions ).

5) If all appears OK after your efforts, well your efforts paid off...pat yourself on the back. You just saved yourself potentially a couple hundred bucks !

Now You should be good to go. Re-attach the lower panel and you`re back in business.

**NOTE: if this still fails to remedy the F21 or if it returns immediately during the next drain you may require a pump unfortunately...part # 280187 available at "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" etc.


**This however can also be caused by the back-flow ball inside the bellows which connects the tub to the pump. There is a large clamp which secures it to the tub, but if you remove it to clean out all the dirt built up inside, make sure you get it good and secure when putting it back.**
b0ac102.jpg
Let me know how it goes and if you require further assistance.

Thanks for choosing FixYa. Please take a moment to rate the solution provided for you here today.

Good luck.


Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

Testimonial: "I had this problem before. Paid $168.oo to fix! It is so nice to save money and time. Thank you so much!!!"

  • 7potterfan7 Oct 24, 2010

    everything was find but i still get f2

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Oct 25, 2010

    Hello 7potterfan7,

    As I alluded to in my post, if you perform all my suggestions and continue to get the error message you likely require a pump.

    ( **NOTE: if this still fails to remedy the F21 or if it returns immediately during the next drain you may require a pump unfortunately...part # 280187 available at "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" etc. )

    If you`ve already changed out the pump and continue to get the error F2, then there simply has to be a blockage somewhere else between the tub and drain hose exit.

    Let me know if indeed you`ve changed the pump or not.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that 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.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Light is blinking FH


The FH code on the Whirlpool Duet washers indicates that the unit is not detecting water fill at the flowmeter. The flowmeter sits right in front of the water inlet valve and is attached via a hose and is off to the left of the central control unit (ccu). If the washer seems to be filling alright, check out the wiring from the flowmeter to the control unit. Make sure all connections are clean and tight. These connections have been known to jiggle loose and cause this code. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 28, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whar does blinking f and h mean


The FH code on the Whirlpool Duet washers indicates that the unit is not detecting water fill at the flowmeter. The flowmeter is sits right in front of the water inlet valve and is attached via a hose and is off to the left of the central control unit (ccu). If the washer seems to be filling alright, check out the wiring from the flowmeter to the control unit. Make sure all connections are clean and tight. These connections have been known to jiggle loose and cause this code. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Front load washer fills up with water


Jamesbestor,

The water fill selenoid had junk in it holding the valve open or the seat in the valve is damaged.
Turn off the power and water, remove two screws on the back of the machine and remove the lid.
On the back left top corner are the water fill selenoids. Remove these and disassemble by undoing the 6 or 8 screws ( depending upon model ) holding the unit together. Clean and reassemble, it should take care of the problem. If not, replace the selenoid.

Feb 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer


WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR WASHING MACHINE?

small_11_21.jpg For a detailed Washing Machine illustration, click below.

redarrow.gif Top Load Maytag Style
redarrow.gif Top Load Whirlpool Style
redarrow.gif Top Load GE Style
redarrow.gif Front Load Maytag Style
redarrow.gif Front Load Frigidaire/GE/Kenmore Style
Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Some problems that can occur with your top-loading washing machine are:

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It won't drain
It doesn't spin
It doesn't agitate
It's noisy
It leaks
It's off balance
There's no hot water
There's no cold water
It's slow to fill
There's no water at all
The clothes are wet after spinning
The cycle doesn't advance
There's no delicate or regular spin or agitate
It's overfilling
It's underfilling
The water temperature is incorrect


Hope this may help;

DON'T FORGET TO RATE:

Aug 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Whirlpool duet front loading washer


your inlet water valve is not closing and needs replacing, in mean time turn water off between washings.

Apr 28, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool front loading washer


The 02 error code relates to a drain problem. Check that the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Regarding the spinning noises and vibration, open washer's rear panel and look for a released or a malfunction shock absorber. Good luck!

Aug 28, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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

182 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...