Whirlpool Washing Machine 6th Sense Error Codes

The so-called 6th Sense Technology used on the Whirlpool washers comprises additional sensors capable of adapting resources according to specific load. Typically, whirlpool washing machines are rather reliable, yet it doesn’t of course mean that they never experience malfunctions.
If your washer from the Whirlpool 6th Sense range isn’t working as directed, refer to the list of error codes. It was made specifically for the lineup. We also recommend looking through the Whirlpool washer troubleshooting tips as they provide additional information on the topic.

DISPLAY (Saved Code)EXPLANATION AND RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE
Long Fill
error_codes (1)
(F30)
LF flashes when the water level does not change for a period of time after the valves are turned on OR water has disengaged the basket but control does not detect a water level change.
• Is water supply connected and turned on?
• Are hose screens plugged?
• Is water entering the tub? If so check pressure hose connection to machine/motor control.
• See TEST #2.
Long Drain
error_codes (2)
(F32)
Ld flashes when the water level does not change after the drain pump is on.
• Is the drain hose or the drain pump dogged?
• Is the drain hose height greater than 96" ?
• Is the pump running? If not. see TEST #7.
Unbalanced Load
error_codes (3)
(none)
uL is displayed when the machine/motor control detects an off-balance load, and is steady on while the washer runs a mini-cycle to rebalance the load.
• Display clears if mini-cycle successfully rebalanced the load.
• If the mini-cycle is unsuccessful. uL will flash until the door lid is opened, allowing the customer to view and redistribute the load.
Overloaded
error_codes (4)
(F70)
oL flashes when the machine/motor control deteds a load size that exceeds the washer's capadty. • Open the door lid to clear display, remove excess laundry, then restart the cycle.
Suds Detection
error_codes (5)
(F71)
Sd is displayed when the machine/motor control, by analyzing drag on the basket, detects a suds-lock condition, and is steady on while the control then runs a mini-clean out cycle. If the clean out cycle is unable to corred the over-sudsing problem, the cycle ends and Sd flashes in the display. This may signify:
• Excessive detergent usage.
• Basket cannot engage during drain step.
• Mechanical friction on drive mechanism, not allowing basket to engage.
Open/Close Door Lid
error_codes (6)
(F81)
Lid flashes when the following conditions occur:
• User presses START with lid open.
• User presses START after 2 consecutive machine cycles without opening lid.
• The machine/motor control cannot detect the lid switch opening and dosing properly. See TEST #8.
Pump Out (lid opened)
error_codes (7)
(none)
Po flashes when drain pump begins pumping out water from tub upon activation by the door lid having been left open for more than 10 minutes.
• Close door lid to stop drain pump.
Hot, Cold Reversed
error_codes (8)
(none)
HC flashes when the hot and cold inlet hoses are reversed.
• Make sure inlet hoses are connected correctly.
Door Lock Failure
error_codes (9)
(F80, 82. 84.85)
dL flashes if the following conditions occur
• Door lid is not closed completely due to interference.
• Wash media buildup is preventing the lock bolt from extending.
• Machine/motor control deteds open door lid switch when attempting to lock.
• Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lid is in a locked state.
Door Unlock Failure
error_codes (10)
(F83)
dU flashes if the following conditions occur:
• Excessive force on door lid is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
• Wash media buildup is preventing lock bolt from retrading.
• Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lid is in an unlocked state. See TEST #8.
Primary Control Failure
error_codes (11)
(F60-68)
F then 1 flashes when there is a primary control failure. Replace the machine control assembly. See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies.
Keypad/User Interface Failure
error_codes (12)
(F2)
F then 2 flashes when in:
• Diagnostics Test mode if a stuck key is detected.
• Standby mode if there is a user interface mismatch. See TEST #4.
ATC Thermistor Open/Short
error_codes (13)
(F40)
F then 40 flashes when the ATC Thermistor is detected to be open or shorted. See TEST #5.
Motor RPS Thermistor Open/Short
error_codes (14)
(F41)
F then 41 flashes when the motor rotor position sensor (RPS) thermistor is detected to be open or shorted. See TEST #3.
NOTE: This error code is only displayed when viewing saved fault codes. See Diagnostic Test for accessing saved fault codes.
Heater Thermistor Open/Short (Not Used)
error_codes (15)
(F42)
F then 42 flashes when the heater thermistor is open or shorted.
Motor Stalled
error_codes (16)
(F50)
F then 50 flashes when the motor rotor position sensor (RPS) senses no rotation.
• Does basket turn freely? If not, make sure bottom shipping pack has been removed. Remove basket and look for foreign object. Determine cause of friction.
• If basket turns freely, see TEST #3.
Motor RPS Failure
error_codes (17)
(F51)
F then 51 flashes when there is a motor rotor position sensor (RPS) failure. See TEST #3.
Motor Stop Failure
error_codes (18)
(F52)
F then 52 flashes when the motor rotor position sensor (RPS) senses rotation after stop command. See TEST #3.
Motor Control Overtemp
error_codes (19)
(F53)
F then 53 flashes when the machine/motor control detects high temperature for the motor module.
• Does basket turn freely? If not, determine cause of friction.
• If basket turns freely, see TEST #3.
Motor Control Overcurrent
error_codes (20)
(F54)
F then 54 flashes when the machine/motor control detects high current for the motor module.
• Does basket turn freely? If not, determine cause of friction.
• If basket turns freely, see TEST #3.
Basket Re-engagement Failure
error_codes (21)
(F72)
F then 72 flashes when the basket check routine fails to determine if the basket is re-engaged after being disengaged.
• Is the basket floating? If yes, pump out water. See Long Drain.
• Does basket turn freely? If not, determine cause of friction.