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I have a whirlpool catalyst washer and recently it started blinking an F4 error code..my ? is what should I be looking at when it shows that error code? I have a whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front loader. When washing it stopped and was beeping and flashing F4. I paused the machine waited then pushed hold to start and it finished the cycle. We have had our washer for 5 years (no probs. except for accassional Suds warning when we used a new soap product). The washer does seem to be noisier than when we first got it. My daughter got similar machine probably same but through Sears and she had problems to a point where service call was needed. It appears a lot of debri was removed from somewhere in the machine plumbing and she was back in business. My question is the F4 error mean we should contact a service person (It did work after I paused it and restarted)? Also after 5 years should we have someone service it and the companion dryer just to do routine maintenance?

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  • wrightwaysp Aug 22, 2008

    I got an answer from some one through Fixya. Some one who said call factory service with a phone number. Of course I could have figured out a repair service could find the problem. I was hoping some one had a similar problem and could give me some advise. I did however find, after much digging on the internet, a solution. The filter apparently had debri in it and was not allowing proper water flow through sensor, thus the error message. The solution did not come up right away had try several different search options through FixYa and found the solution to my problem using (CHECKING THE DRAIN PUMP IN A WHIRLPOOL DUET). The answer came through jsrock516. His solution gave a step by step solution and a means of running a diagnostic. It worked fine and my Duet Washer has been working great ever since. Thank you jsrock516 and thank you FixYa. I can say you have to be creative in searches for solutions.





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The F4 error code on your washer indicates a problem in the electrical circuits of the washer... and not end-user repairable.
This problem requires a technician to test the wiring circuits to diagnose the problem.

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