F71 Error

Whirlpool Duet Washer F71 Error

Troubleshooting and Repair - F71 Error Code - WFW9200SQ00

The Whirlpool Duet Washer F71 Error is a user interface heartbeat failure. It means the central control unit (CCU) is not detecting input from the user interface boards.

Check the wiring between the user interface control boards and the central control unit for loose connections or damaged wiring. If the wiring looks good and the washer drum rotates replace the user interface boards. If the washer drum does not rotate replace the central control unit. The part information for both parts can be found at the pages linked below.

Click Here To See Part Information For The User Interface Boards

Click Here To See Part Information For The Central Control Unit

This Whirlpool Duet Washer F71 error troubleshooting and repair information applies to model WFW9200SQ00 and all the models listed under the related models section below.

Whirlpool Duet Washer WFW9200SQ00
Questions For Error Code F71

F71 Error Code

Whirlpool duet. Is there an emergency release latch I can use to remove wash from washer?


Yes, there is. 

To manually open the door on a Whirlpool Duet front load washer:

1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the lower kick panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock unit.
4. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about a ¼” or until a click is heard.
6. The door should be opened.

If your washer does not have the access panel at the bottom then remove the top lid off the washer and look down at the door lock assembly you will see the white tab to pull on top of the door lock assembly just pull the tab upward and the door will open.

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