Innovative technology, user-friendly controls, and special features are just three factors that set Whirlpool dishwashers apart from the rest. PowderDry extracts the steam at the end of the cycle – leaving plastics dry in a single hour.
6th sense technology automatically senses how dirty the dishes are – adapting the water pressure and cycle time accordingly. And A+++ energy efficiency ensures perfect results with low power consumption. So, what happens when your dishwasher stops working? See a range of Whirlpool dishwasher problems and troubleshooting here…
A Guide to Whirlpool Dishwasher Error Codes
Whirlpool dishwasher error codes on your appliance display can help identify the source of the problem for you – even if you can’t fix the Whirlpool dishwasher problems yourself. Look at a selection of Whirlpool dishwasher fault codes here…
- F1/ One flash – indicates that the temperature sensor has detected that the water temperature is too high or too low
- F2/ Two flashes – points to a water leak
- F3/ Three flashes – could be a heating system failure
- F4/ Four flashes – relating to a defective drainage system
- F5/ Five flashes – could mean that part of the wash motor is blocked
- F6/ Six flashes – the appliance isn’t filling with water
- F7/ Seven flashes – concerns with the flow meter
- F8/ Eight flashes – water level issues
- F9/ Nine flashes – appliance continually filling with water
- F0/ 10 Flashes – sensor failures
- FA/ 11 flashes – optical water indicator error
- FB/ 12 flashes – motorised diverter valve snags
- FC/ 13 flashes – water hardness sensor difficulties
Persistent problems may be rectified by turning off the power at the circuit breaker for one minute and then restoring. Whirlpool dishwasher fault codes reset needs to be carried out with the door open. And it’s advisable to have a trained technician do this procedure for you – Whirlpool dishwasher fault finding is their expertise.
Identifying Possible Malfunctioning Reasons
Whirlpool dishwasher troubleshooting can be carried out with a few easy to understand guidelines. Whirlpool integrated dishwasher problems include:Whirlpool dishwasher not draining
Common problems with the dishwasher not draining can be related to the drain pump – if this is faulty the impeller won’t be able to force the water through the drain hose. The impeller itself may be defective and need replacing.
Opening the drain valve to allow the water to leave the dishwasher is carried out by the drain solenoid – if this won’t open the water won’t drain away. The drain valve can also become blocked and not work properly.
Other difficulties can be sourced to the drain hose, pump and motor assembly, incorrectly installed garbage disposer, water pump belt, and check ball.Whirlpool dishwasher not starting
This can be due to many reasons including the control lock staying on. This component operates to ensure the dishwasher isn’t used unintentionally – or to avoid option changes during a cycle. Some models have a sleep mode function that may also be at fault.
If the delayed wash option is accidentally elected the appliance won’t start until that delay time has been reached.
Other issues may be related to the door not being completely closed and latched. Or problems with the water supply.Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning
The centre arm wash assembly which circulates water to the dishes in the upper rack may be responsible for water nor flowing properly – and not cleaning. The same applies to water not flowing freely through the lower arm was assembly.
The circulation pump that uses a motor and impeller to force the water through the wash arms may be at fault. And the motor or impeller may not be working properly. Over time food and debris can get trapped in the holes in the wash arms causing the spinner to clog – and the dishes to stay dirty.Whirlpool dishwasher leaking
The most common causes for the dishwasher to leak are a defective water inlet valve which may stick resulting in the dishwasher overflowing. Door seals and door gaskets can gap, or become damaged. And door hinges can bend and not close properly.
If your dishwasher is leaking from the motor area this could be due to a defective shaft seal, the impeller and seal kit, the pump and motor assembly, pump gasket, or sump. Any repairs or replacements needed can be carried out by an experienced engineer.Whirlpool dishwasher not filling
Frequent causes of the dishwasher not filling include a defective water inlet valve which won’t allow water to flow into the dishwasher. The float switch which activates to stop the dishwasher from overflowing can get stuck and may need replacing.
And problems with the water supply can also be the culprit. Calcium deposits that build-up can block the water supply valve and the inlet valve resulting in the appliance not filling properly. Water pressure may need to be checked too.
Your Local Appliance Repair Service
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