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I am getting the error code "HC" since we replaced a hot water heater. What does it mean? How might I correct this? Whirlpool Cabrio

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There is most likely debris from the plumbing repair / install of the hot water heater that has migrated into the inlet screens of the washing machine. Turn off the water supply. Remove the water hoses from the water inlet valve and then use a thin bnladed kinfe to coax the inlet screens out of the inlet water valve body. Wash then under slow running water by gently rubbing your fingers over them until they are clean. Hod the screens up to a light source to make sure you have them totally clean. Reinstall the CLEANED screens and connect the water. This should correct the HC code.
If not there is one more series of steps to do:
- Water supply OFF
- Remove both hoses at water valve inlet
- Remove the inlet screens
- Reconnect BOTH hoses to the inlet water valve.
- Remove ONE hose from the Wall water supply and place it in a bucket TURN ON THE REMAINING HOSE connected to the wall.
- Start a WARM fill cycle and tap the water valve hose connections with the HANDLE of a hammer or the head of a very large screw driver while the unit is filling. (15 seconds)
- Stop fill cycle and turn off water to connected hose
- Reconnect removed hose to the wall connection.
- Reverse hose positons and place 2nd hose in the bucket. Thern ON the hose still connected to the wall.
- Start a WARM FILL cycle.
- Gently tap the water valve hose connections 15 seconds
- STOP Fill
- reinstall inlet screens and connect all hoses.
- test fill cycle and return to normal service

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