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I have a Whirlpool Gold Catalyst washer (model#SM8280928;). Today I put a small load of towels in and used the catalyst mode (for heavy soil). After starting the catalyst part, the machine stopped before any water came into the washer and the electronic panel began flashing F4. Is this an easy fix or do we need a repairman? And if we need a repairman, can you give us a ball part figure of what it should cost? The washer is 8-10 years old and we want to know if we should repair or replace

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  • treemader Aug 27, 2008

    I unplugged the machine and then plugged it back in. This seems to be a temporary fix. I will also look into the pressure switch.

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Try first unplugging power cable, see if this clears the error

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 27, 2008

    F4 is a fault with the pressure switch, check the pressure switch contacts and eventually replace the pressure switch.
    You will need part and service manual , here is the service manual for a similar model you can buy both part and service manual at the following website:

    Repairclinic parts

    or call a technician for repairs


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