How do I reset my Whirlpool front load dryer?

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If your Whirlpool dryer displays a "PF" error code, indicating a recent power failure, the dryer will need to be reset and restarted. This is done by pressing "Start" for a few seconds to restart the dryer. If the dryer does not restart automatically, select a new cycle and any options then press "Start" to begin.

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Just so, how do I reset my Whirlpool Duet dryer?

How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer

  1. Inspect household fuses or breakers.
  2. Close the dryer door firmly.
  3. Press and hold the "Start" button for five seconds.
  4. Check the display on the dryer for error codes.
  5. Press the "Start" button and hold for several seconds to restart the dryer if "PF" appears on the display.

Also, how do you unlock a Whirlpool front load dryer? Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked. In addition to Oldturkeys answer, try unplugging it for five minutes to allow it to reset.

Secondly, how do you reset a Whirlpool front load washer?

Unplug the washer for 30 seconds to attempt to reset the Duet washer control. You can manually unlock the washer by removing the top (remove screws on the back of the top panel and slide the top panel back to lift off.

Where is the reset button on a dryer?

Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won't run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer.

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Is there a reset button on Whirlpool dryers?

Resetting the dryer is not necessary. If the dryer does not have heat, replace or reset the fuse or circuit breaker. Disconnect power to the dryer then restore power to perform a full reset.

How do you run a diagnostic on a Whirlpool Duet dryer?

How to Enter Whirlpool Duet Dryer Diagnostics
  1. Check that your Whirlpool Duet dryer's power cord is plugged completely into a working outlet.
  2. Locate the "More Time" and "Less Time" push buttons on the control console.
  3. Press and release the buttons in the following sequence within five seconds: "More Time," "Less Time," "More Time" and "Less Time."

How do you reset a dryer fuse?

How to Reset a Thermal Fuse
  1. Unplug the clothes dryer's power cord from the wall outlet.
  2. Swing the front panel out towards you so that you can look into the compartment.
  3. Aim a flashlight at the flat-can-like component to locate the blown thermal fuse.

What does it mean when Whirlpool Dryer says Sensing?

All Whirlpool Duet dryers have sensor strips in the drum. As your load of laundry tumbles in the drum, it makes contact with the sensor strips so that the dryer can end the cycle when your laundry is dry. If the dryer is not level, the sensing does not work properly, and your drying cycle will end early.

Do all tumble dryers have a reset button?


In some models this should be easily fixable – some tumble dryers have reset buttons on the back of the machine so all you will need to do is hold in the button and wait for it to click.

How do I reset my front load washer?

How to reset the washing machine:
  1. Press POWER to turn the washer off.
  2. Unplug the washer from the power outlet or turn the circuit breaker to the unit off.
  3. With the power disabled, press and hold the START/PAUSE button for 5 seconds.
  4. Plug the washer back in, or turn the circuit breaker back on.

Do Whirlpool washers have a reset button?

How do you reset a Whirlpool washing machine? Plug the washer back in and lift and lower the lid 6 times within a 12 second period. You have 30 seconds to start lifting and lowering the lid. The motor has now been reset and is ready for you to start a cycle.

Why does my Whirlpool front load washer keep stopping?

If the washer door is not latched shut, the door switch prevents the washer If the door lock is defective, the washer may stop mid cycle. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it.

How do you clear a whirlpool error code?

To remove the code, press pause or cancel button twice and the power button once. If the code is still displayed, unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute. Items were detected in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle. Remove items from the drum and restart the Clean Washer cycle.

What does the Code F mean on a Whirlpool washer?


The “F” error code indicates the washing machine system or “Fault”. Ehe “E” error is indicating the part in your washer that causing the issue or “Error”. As a general rule, these “F” error codes mean the following… – Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine F5 error code indicates door lock and door switch issues.

What does it mean when your Whirlpool washer Says control locked?

Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds until the CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off. If that does not do it, try putting the machine into diagnostic mode. The washer must be empty and the control must be in the OFF state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.

How do you manually unlock a Whirlpool front load washer?

Hold down the "Control Lock" button on your Whirlpool washer for three seconds at the end of the washing cycle. Listen, and when you hear the unlatching sound, the door should open.

How do I get the control lock off my Whirlpool dryer?

Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.

How do you unlock a dryer control?

To lock and unlock the dryer controls: Press and hold the Extended Tumble and - (minus) buttons for 3 seconds. The control lock icon will flash while locking/unlocking, stay on when locked, and turn off when unlocked. NOTE: The Power button can still be used when the machine is locked.

Why does my Whirlpool washer not start?


First ensure that power is getting to the electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is receiving power, but the washer won't start, the power cord might be defective. determine if the power cord is defective, use a multimeter to test it for the cord for power. If the power cord is not getting power, replace it.

How do I turn off control lock?

To turn off Control Lock, press and hold the Options key that says "Control Lock Hold 3 Sec" under it for 3 seconds.

How do you bypass the lock on a front load washer?

How to Bypass a Washing Machine Lid Lock
  1. Turn off the washer and unplug the appliance.
  2. Locate the retaining tabs and/or screws that hold the top horizontal panel down.
  3. Look for the lid lock switch on the underside of the top panel and where it fits into the appliance.
  4. Put the lid back down and plug the washing machine back into the electrical outlet.