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 Code On Model Wfw9400sw00

Read a post up above and I have the same issue with my model WFW9400SW00…would the board on eBay for @ 30.00 be the right one for my model?

The boards you need are linked below.


Whirlpool Duet F71

I have a WD electric washer model WFW9450WWOO and keep getting the F71 error. Sometimes if I unplug it, it will work again. Today it didn't. Appliance guy got the door unlocked by taking the top off, and somehow the washer started and finished a load, but he said I need to replace a board that's $500 for the part. He said he didn't know how to do a diagnostic on it. Looking online, I see a user interface board, a central control board, and an MCU unit. YouTube videos show the MCU being replaced for an F71 error. The drum rotates, so according to your info above it says replace the user interface board. I'm totally confused as to what should be replaced and how to diagnose what the actual issue is. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

I am going to do you a big favor. Yes you need to replace the interface boards if the wash tub rotates back and forth which is good news for you as you can get the set of boards in good working condition for that model on eBay fairly cheap. The link below is a listing on eBay for the interface boards you need. Both boards you need are in the listing for less than 30.00. Please remember to dontate using the link at the top of the site. Thanks.


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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