F3E2 Error

Whirlpool Washer F3E2 Error

Troubleshooting and Repair - F3E2 Error Code - WFW75HEFW

The Whirlpool washer F3E2 error code is a temperature sensor error.

If the water temperature sensor reading is out of the following range:

14°F to 230°F or 10°C to 110°C

the control will shut down the machine and give you the F3E2 error.

You can check the temperature sensor with an ohm meter to verify the sensor is bad. The correct ohm reading should be between 500-100K ohms, if not the sensor is bad and needs to be replaced.

This Whirlpool Washer F3E2 error troubleshooting and repair information applies to model WFW75HEFW and all the models listed under the related models section below.

Whirlpool  Washer WFW75HEFW
Questions For Error Code F3E2

Washer Won't Run Cycle

I unplugged my washer (model# wfw9050xw00) mid-cycle because it was shaking hard. The door was locked(which we got to open) but now whenever I try to run any cycle it won't start and gives me the F3E2 error code. Is there something I can do to get it to start or drain?

The only thing you do for that error if it won't reset is to change the temperature sensor. The error code you are getting means the sensor has failed.The sensor you need to order for that model is linked below:


If you would like to test the sensor and have an ohmmeter see page 77 section 5-7 for testing instructions.

Directions to access and replace the sensor are on page 60 section 4-22.

The service manual for your model can be downloaded from the link provided below. 




F3E2 - How do I get the door to open

The F3E2 error code is displaying on my washing machine. But I am unable to get my clothes out before I do repairs. How can I get the door open? I’ve unplugged the machine for 15 to 20 minutes and then plugged it back in but the door remains locked.

The link below gives instructions to manually open the washer door:

Click here for instructions

Ask A Question
Ask a question about the F3E2 error

Have a question about this error code?
Fill out the form and a certified appliance technician will answer your question usually within 24 hours. You will be notified by email once your question is answered. Questions not related to this error will not be answered. Find the error you need help with in our database. If it's not in our database submit it on our code info request page.

Related Whirlpool Washer Models
This F3E2 error code also applies to the following models