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Error code F71 - Washing Machines

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  • joyservices Jul 28, 2008

    when i connect the power to de first card in fron and after the data cord the machine sound and present the error code F71

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    Door stuck shut & error 7 keeps coming up on digital display?

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Yesterday the washer buttons lit up and it let me select a cycle, but the door-locked button didn't light and the washer wouldn't start. It would just beep three times. Today, it won't let me select anything, and it's flashing "F71".

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my WFW9400S - had a tech come out and tell me that it would cost close to $600 for new control board and labor. The unit is now 14 months old.

  • dawgoneit Nov 25, 2008

    Was washing cold high-spin heavy-soil load, one hour into wash machine stopped with F71 error. Instructions say to press cancel twice - this did NOTHING. Machine will not start. It it dead. It is only 10 months old.

  • vindaloser Jan 05, 2009

    F71...WHAT THE HELL IS THIS???

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The F70 and F71 error codes on this model of washer indicates a communication problem between the user interface control board and the central control unit (main control board). These error codes can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power. Wait 1 minute and then plug the washer back in to the see if the fault code clears. If it does, then the washer may work normally.

If the code reappears, then you could have a wire harness connection problem, a failed user interface control board or a failed central control unit. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this type of problem so that the correct component can be replaced.


Be sure your unit is plugged into a 3 prong grounded outlet as well.


F71 is a "heatbeat failure" which means that your front interface control board is shorted and will need to be replaced. it's actually fairly easy to replace and can definitely be done by yourself. To access the part, just pull the unit forward and remove the 3 screws coming in from the back of the top panel. Remove the top panel by pulling it back, up, and off. Then remove all the screws going into the top of the control panel. Remove the dispenser drawer and remove the screws coming in through the dispenser. Remove the screws coming from the inside of the dryer going forward into the control panel, then remove the control panel (it's just clipped in on the bottom. After that you can disconnect the wire harnesses to the front interface control board and replace that part.


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Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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    blueextc3221 Sep 09, 2010

    The F70 and F71 error codes on this model of washer indicates a communication problem between the user interface control board and the central control unit (main control board). These error codes can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power. Wait 1 minute and then plug the washer back in to the see if the fault code clears. If it does, then the washer may work normally.

    If the code reappears, then you could have a wire harness connection problem, a failed user interface control board or a failed central control unit. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this type of problem so that the correct component can be replaced.


    Be sure your unit is plugged into a 3 prong grounded outlet as well.


    F71 is a "heatbeat failure" which means that your front interface control board is shorted and will need to be replaced. it's actually fairly easy to replace and can definitely be done by yourself. To access the part, just pull the unit forward and remove the 3 screws coming in from the back of the top panel. Remove the top panel by pulling it back, up, and off. Then remove all the screws going into the top of the control panel. Remove the dispenser drawer and remove the screws coming in through the dispenser. Remove the screws coming from the inside of the dryer going forward into the control panel, then remove the control panel (it's just clipped in on the bottom. After that you can disconnect the wire harnesses to the front interface control board and replace that part.


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