rL Error

Whirlpool Washer rL Error

Troubleshooting and Repair - rL Error Code - WFW75HEFW

The Whirlpool washer rL error code means the main control has detected a load of clothes in the tub when a washer cleaning cycle was started. The code rL stands for remove load.

Clear the cycle and empty the tub and restart the clean cycle. If you have done this already and there is no load in the drum and you still get this error code then something is causing mechanical friction on the drive system.

It could be clothes caught between the washer tub and drum or it could be a bad rear spin bearing causing the friction.

This Whirlpool Washer rL 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 rL

R L Code

The rL code comes on during the clean cycle. The tub is empty. The clean cycles runs for 4-5 mins. I tried a few times and stopped. What else could it be?

There can be two causes for the rL error code if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions. The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub. Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.

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