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Put 2 pieces (scrubs) in the whirlpool duet steam washer alone on quick wash cold cycle....alarm sounded code F 20 blinked...door stayed locked no matter which control I pushed...had to unplug the unit to start it over again. Is this a serious problem?

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  • sallison Jul 10, 2008

    Thank you, I actually had a hot water leak from the main treadpipe, and didn't know it until we moved the washer away from the wall.

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Not a serios problem but one i reccomend calling whirlpool about, can be a number of things causing issue from poor water supply to a kinked water hosewithin machine

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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