F26 Error

Whirlpool Duet Washer F26 Error

Troubleshooting and Repair - F26 Error Code - WFW9200SQ00

The F26 error is a door switch error inside the door lock mechanism. It means either the door has not been opened on the washer for 3 cycles in a row or the control has not gotten the signal from the door switch that the door has been opened. Open and close the washer door and try to start a new cycle, if the error persists replace the door lock assembly. It could be a wiring issue but most commonly it's a door lock assembly failure.

This Whirlpool Duet Washer F26 error troubleshooting and repair information applies to model WFW9200SQ00 and all the models listed under the related models section below.

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Whirlpool Duet Washer WFW9200SQ00
Questions For Error Code F26

F26 Error In My Whirlpool Duet Wrw9550wr00

I changed the door lock assembly and it didn't solve the issue still giving me error f26 the replacement part is a brand new part not a rebuild on what can I do next thank you.

Check the wiring between the main control board and the door lock assembly, unplug the connection to the main control and plug it back in. If that does help and the wiring is good replace the main control board. If you want to save on the part by getting a refurbished, preowned board give me the full model number and I can link you to one that is far less than a new one.

The Cycle Fully Ended But The Door Wouldn't Open And The Code F26 Got Displayed. What Does This Code Mean?

The cycle fully ended but the door wouldn't open and the code F26 got displayed. What does it mean in my washer Whirlpool Duet, model WFW8400TW?

The only thing you can do is try and reset the electronics by killing power to it at the breaker/fuse panel on your home for one full minute then restore power. If after that the problem persists the door lock assembly will need to be replaced. The door lock assembly for that model can be ordered from the link below:


The video below shows how to replace it:



Keep getting F26 code. Washer won’t fill with water


The washer is not going to fill with water, in fact, it's not going to do anything. That F26 code means the control thinks the door is open. So unplug the washer the open and close the door plug the washer back in and if the error still persists the door lock assembly has failed and will need to be replaced. The door lock you need to order for model WFW9400SB00 is linked below. They offer certified preowned parts and New parts so make sure you pick the one you want from the condition drop-down menu.


The video on the page linked below shows how to change it:



Washer keeps filling and does not shut off, what could be the probem?

Hi, the moment I turn the washer knob to start a cycle the water starts filling the tub and it will continue filling until the drum is completely full then drain pump starts working at that time water usually stopped once the water level goes down, it will again start to full the drum.

When a washer keeps filling and does not shut off it's usually a bad water level pressure switch that causes that. You did not give a model number so there is no way I can tell you what part number you need. If you would like to open a new question with your model number I will be glad to give you the part number you need to order.

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