Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
I have the solution! Had error 4 and had the repair guy come....he said its caused by too many suds...if you are using tablets that have rinse aid as well as rinse aid, it causes to many bubbles, these get sucked down the two little outlets (located at the bottom of the dishwasher door, easy to see if you open the door completly) and make the water level in the base seem higher than it actually is which triggers the over flow button. Now to fix it is SUPER hard....NOT! Just pull out your dishwasher, and tip it back slightly. The water stuck in the base will trickle out...not much but will take 5-10 mins. Then turn it on, run on a rinse cycle to be sure its all gone! Easy Peesy. I called whirpool about this, and why they could not tell me how to fix it is beyond me......they told me to press and hold the start button...i dont think even they know how to fix it! So...I got to do this under warranty, now hopefully you get to fix it for free and we all win. Yay!
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
I just did what the girl above said, Tip it on its back slightly with towels around the base at the back to soak up all the water that drains out and PRESTO after about 3 mins tilted backwards water had stopped dripping out and i pressed POWER and YESSSSS no ERROR 4. Great Advice Thanks!
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
The ERR4 error code indicates overflow detected. This can be for a bunch of reasons. For us it was because the dishes we put into the dishwasher had too much food on them. The filter clogged, and possibly food ended up going down the little over flow sensor tubes.
Assuming the dishwasher has no water inside it (i.e. while running ERR4 it has pumped it'self out), the fix. 1. Turn off the dishwasher. 2. Get some towels. 3. Empty your dishwasher (just slide the trays out with the dishes still in them). 4. Clean the filter and any extra bit floating around the in the dishwasher. 5. In the bottom of the machine neat the front edge there are two small tubes. These are almost hidden by the bottom of the door. 6. Pour water down each of these tubes. 7. Close the door and turn on the machine to empty the water out. 8. Tip the machine back for a few minutes (this is where the towels come in). 9. Open the machine and get a pen body (straw, pen body, 1/4 inch tubing etc will be fine). Put the pen body into tube into one of the tubes mentioned in step 5 and blow. Repeat this for the other tube. This should help clear anything stuck in these tubes. 10. That should be it....
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
I had the same problem, I just turned off the inlet hose at the tap and unscrewed it. This seemed to release the pressure that built up. Turned the on/off button on and pressed start, and it's now working fine so far.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
Yeah it worked after 1 minute for me thanks : ) Just wished I knew what the problem was 3 hours earlier
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
Well done Kazbarr worked a treat I am still waiting for Whirlpool to get back to me with an answer!!!
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
I have the same problem but i leave it and it fixes itself yay
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
So what's the correct answer when they are brand new? I work at an apartment complex, and installed 4 in the past 2 day. Every one STARTED with an e4 code. Have been installing them for years with never an issue. But this newer version with an all plastic base is nothing but problems.
Posted on Jul 11, 2019
Yep, I had the same problem - error 4 just tipped it forwards after pulling it out of the cavity unplugging everything. It worked!
Posted on Jul 06, 2014
Hi all, I had the same problem, error code 4, and after reading all these treads was convinced it was the float sticking. WRONG. After pulling off the side cover (Remove top first with two screws on back, then kick plate, two screws underneath and the trick here is that there are two plastic lugs inline with the feet that need pulling up, I broke one, then remove the LHS panel by undoing the 10-15 screws) I checked the float and this all seemed right. I checked all hose connections and none of them appeared to be leaking. I then ran the machine with the sides off. BE CAREFUL as everything is now to be considered as LIVE. When it started filling I noticed water was coming out of the center of the machine and on closer inspection found it was actually on the inside washing area that was the problem. And it was all my fault. When I had previously removed the bottom jet arm to clean out all the little holes I must have bumped the crew cap that goes through the floor as it was 1/4 of a turn loose and letting water down to the motor area, hence setting off the float and activating the Error 4. 1/4 of a turn on a plastic cap would have saved me 1.5hrs of stuffing around. So please check that first.
Posted on Oct 28, 2013
Kids helped with the dishes, then the dishwasher says ERROR 4. Frustrated turned to internet for solution, pulled it out, turned it off and tipped it over a bit, water on the floor. Cleaned up the whole thing turned it on and hey presto, fixed. Thankyou thankyou.
Posted on Jul 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my dishwasher is coming up
I just had the same thing, same model. After cleaning the filter out, the problem remained. I then read on another forum that it helps if you tilt the machine backwards for a few minutes (which involved pulling it out of the cavity in the kitchen). Did this and it now seems to be working. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER ADP6000IX
your not alone. i to have this error 4 and so do hundreds of others.it means low water level even like mine your water level probably isnt low.what happened to mine was the sensor got a layer of fat and oil scum buildup on it and couldnt detect the water level so i cleaned it and worked good for another month. then same problem.solution- dishwasher had an "accidental short due to water leak" wich insurance covered and bought me a new dishwasher (fisher and pikel) now no more problem
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
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