Whirlpool Gold Washer does not complete cycle and either F4 or F3 error code appears. How can I find out what causes these error codes - and how to fix it? Thanks, Jack
ANSWER Jack, Here's the information you need : DISPLAY EXPLANATION AND RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE F3 LID SWITCH FAILURE
“F3” flashes and cycle signal beeps continuously if the lid was NOT opened after cycle was completed. The electronic board must detect that PAUSE/CANCEL was pressed during a cycle or the lid was opened at least once at the end of any cycle. This is continually tested to ensure proper lid switch operation. If “F3” is flashing, check continuity of the lid switch. With the lid closed, lid switch contacts should be closed. – With the lid open, lid switch contacts should be open. – If the lid switch is failed, replace it. – If the lid switch is good, replace the control board. NOTE: Beeper will sound continuously while error code is flashing.
F4 RECIRCULATE PRESSURE SWITCH FAILURE “F4” flashes and the cycle signal beeps continuously when the recirculate pressure switch is not working properly during the Catalyst, Wash or Soak cycle. If “F4” is flashing, check the following: – Plugged recirculate hose (black hose). – Plugged or disconnected air tube (clear tube). Wires to the recirculate pressure switch disconnected or not connected correctly.
– Failed recirculate pressure switch. Switch (black wire, tan wire) contacts should be open with pressure applied and closed with no pressure. NOTE: Beeper will sound continuously while error code is flashing. You should find your technical data/information sheet attached to the inside of the cabinet front panel or inside the control panel assembly, if you wish to conduct other tests and diagnostics. Thanks and Good Luck
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, December 29, 2011