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Simplest answer is a blockage in the pipe from the dispenser to the Drum.
If you take out the dispenser draw, sometimes little tricky, there is normally a lip at the back that stops you pulling it out accidentally, you just need to depress this or wiggle it out. once out Clean it, some dispensers have a cap over the softener dispenser. you should be able to pull this off, if it does not work, put in the sink and poor warm water down the whole on the other side of the softener dispenser.
Once water flows through, clean the rest of the draw and where the draw fits and pop it back in and you should be good to go.
Keep it clean, say once every few months.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

According to the manufacturer, the error means the door could not lock. Check the door for obstructions when you close. To remove error, reboot the washer.

Whirlpool duet... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

thanx a tonne
it worked
just tightened the wires and switched it off and then on

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

F7 - E1 Common switch wire is defective Common wire (+5VDC) to latch switch, and to door switch is shorted to chassis ground or neutral.
1. Check connections at control and at the latch switch and door switch.
2. If all connections are good, then check the individual switches.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

Is there a display on this unit that shows you an error code ? If there is can you share what it shows ?


Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

According to https://www.justanswer.com/appliance/7w4q8-f01-e02-error-code-showing-whirlpool-front.html, it indicates that the controller isn't getting readings from drum tachometer. Could possibly be loose wire. Replacement parts said to be $200, so may not be worth buying.

you might be able to sell to someone willing to diagnose & fix.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 09, 2019

what's the full model number ?i've never worked on one of these and sure sooner or later i will get a call for one so i started to check it out,from what i've found like on older whirlpool top loaders there's a hall sensor or speed or position sensor on the motor and this could be the problem
also i found a video from whirlpool and they show the error 551,they show that it could be from oversudsing,the washer is trying to pump out the water and if there's to much suds it can't pump suds so the motor could overheat,if there's water still in tub i would check the pump to see if anything is in there.send model number i'd like to check it out.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 06, 2019

I would call the Whirlpool machine repair person for a quote as only an experienced engineer will know what the problem is eric

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Apr 05, 2019

There is no reset on the control board. Unplug the machine for 10 minutes and try again. Also try holding in the end of cycle beep button for 7 seconds. If that doesn't work then the ECU is bad. Cheaper to throw the machine away and get a new one.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 03, 2019


Error F31 in your whirlpool duet washer is displayed due to MCU (Motor Control Unit) failure. It is displayed if the heat sink gets too hot and then the MCU stops motor, then MCU sends the signal to CCU (Central control unit). Please check the wire connections between the CCU and MCU, if thats fine then check the motor operation. Hope you understand...replacing the part# that has gone bad is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Whirlpool Duet... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019

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