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Whirlpool 6th Sense Washing Machine Troubleshooting

6th sense technology has been designed to find perfect washing care. Intelligent sensors adapt according to the types and size of the load. And savings of up to 50% can be made on water, time, and energy. With an A+++ super efficiency rating, this appliance provides all the space you need for your laundry.

However, if your washer isn’t working as it should, you’ll want an idea of why. Look at Whirlpool 6th Sense washing machine troubleshooting tips here…

Identify the problem from this list:

Mid-cycle stops

These can be triggered by an interruption in the cold-water supply. Or the drain hose may be positioned incorrectly. Other most frequent causes include a failing lid assembly, door lock security, and a defective water inlet valve. The main control panel may be at fault, but this is quite unlikely. A break in the timer function can also be a culprit.


Shaking appliances are often accompanied by loud noises. This indicates an issue with the shock absorbers, suspension rods, or suspension springs. Travelling is often due to an unlevel flooring surface. Broken pulleys, motor couplings, clutch, drive belt, and transmission issues can all contribute to a noisy and unstable washing machine.


There may be water remaining in the washing machine after thorough factory testing of internal parts. If this isn’t the case there may be a problem with a damaged drain pump, a worn drum seal, or the bearing kit. Cracked or split drain hoses, and ruptured pump hoses may also be causing water to leak from the appliance.

Not spinning

A built-in feature stops the washing machine spinning with an unbalanced load. And your washing will stay wet. Other faulty components causing this issue could be the lid switch assembly, motor coupling, or a loose or broken drive belt.

No power

The user control and display board may need replacing. Or the timer may be defective. Overloaded circuits will cause the fuse box trip switch to be activated. Any shorted out electrical wires, the motor, or the drain pump will deactivate the machine. An incoming power issue will mean the appliance isn’t receiving any power. Or the power cord itself may be faulty.

Won’t drain

Blockages in the waste pipe from food deposits or fat will affect the drainage. As will bent or blocked drain hoses. The drain pump can also become obstructed. If the lid switch assembly fails the washer won’t drain. And the door lock which secures the washer door during operation can become defective and fail either electrically or mechanically.

Unpleasant smells

Consistently washing at lower temperatures can cause undissolved detergent and bacteria to smell. Particularly when trapped in detergent drawers or door seals. The waste pipe hose will emit and odour if it becomes blocked. Poor drainage will cause dirty water to become stagnant in the machine.

Flashing lights

These shouldn’t be ignored as they indicate that there may be a possible fault. See below for a guide to flashing lights and what they mean.

Malfunction Explanations

Whirlpool washing machine error codes are displayed as:

dL – door lock failure dU – door unlock failure lid – no detection of lid opening or closing uL – unbalanced load Ld – draining is taking too long LF – filling is taking too long oL – washer overloaded Sd – sud excess detection HC – incorrect hot and cold inlet hose fitting Po – door lid left open for more than 10 minutes and water pumping out F1 – primary control failure F2 – keypad failure F40 – shorted thermistor F41 – shorted motor RPS thermistor F50 – stalled motor F51 – motor RPS failure F52 – motor stop failure F53 – overheating motor control F54 – overcurrent in motor control F72 – failure of basket re-engagement

The Whirlpool 6th sense washing machine is extremely reliable but it’s good to know there’s a list of error codes you can quickly refer to. Additional information will be provided by your manufacturer’s instruction manual.

Hassle-free Repairs

When you need a quick fix Whirlpool washing machine repair London experts are here for you. You’ll be able to make a short-notice booking. And get a quote before the work begins. Technicians are experienced, trained, and qualified. And your insured service comes with a six-month quality guarantee. Get a swift diagnosis and a speedy solution.