Beating the Dreaded FL Code: A Guide to Fixing a Whirlpool Washer
If you own a Whirlpool washer, you may have encountered the dreaded FL code when attempting to do laundry. The FL code indicates a fault with the washers drain pump or drain hose. Its important to identify and fix the issue quickly as the FL code can affect the functionality of the washer and cause damage to the unit if left untreated.
The first thing to do when encountering the FL code is to locate the drain pump. This is usually located at the bottom of the washer. To access it, you may need to open the front panel of the washer. Once the drain pump is located, inspect it for any blockages or debris. If there is any debris present, remove it using a vacuum cleaner. If the pump appears to be working properly, then check the drain hose for any blockages. Ensure that the hose is connected properly and that there are no kinks or bends in the hose. If the hose is blocked, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the obstruction.
Once the pump and drain hose have been checked, its time to test the washer. Start a small wash cycle with no clothes or detergent. If the washer runs and drains properly, then the FL code has been resolved. However, if the washer still displays the FL code, then it may be necessary to replace the drain pump.
When replacing the drain pump, its important to follow the manufacturers instructions for installation. Carefully disconnect the power and water supply lines before removing the old pump. Once the old pump is removed, install the new pump and reconnect the power and water supply lines. Once the new pump is in place, test the washer to ensure that the FL code has been resolved.
If the FL code persists after replacing the drain pump, then its possible that there is a problem with the washers control board. If this is the case, then its best to contact a professional repair technician to inspect the washer and make any necessary repairs.
By following these steps, you can easily resolve the FL code on a Whirlpool washer. However, if you encounter any difficulties or the FL code persists, then its best to contact a professional to inspect the washer and make any necessary repairs.