Typically your Whirlpool dishwasher will display an error code if it has detected a fault, you can find descriptions of each code in the section below. If you’re having problems with your dishwasher but no error code is being shown, you can try running a diagnostic test cycle to see if it picks up any faults.
The method for starting this test cycle varies slightly from model to model but you can try the following –
- Turn on your dishwasher
- Choose the rinse cycle
- Turn the dishwasher off
- Whilst holding down the start button turn the dishwasher back on
- The start light should begin flashing, let go of the start button
- Press the start button once and close the dishwasher door
Now the test cycle should begin and will take ten minutes or so. If a fault is detected the cycle will stop and the relevant error code will be displayed.
You can find a list of Whirlpool dishwasher error codes and their definitions by clicking here.
Whirlpool Manufactured Dishwashers Under Other Names
Whirlpool manufacture dishwashers under a wide variety of brand names, and also produce dishwashers for other companies like Best Buy, Home Depot, IKEA and Sears. As well as Whirlpool dishwashers you’ll find the information above relevant for brands including Admiral, Amana, Bauknecht, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag and Privileg.
Whirlpool also make a large proportion of integrated dishwashers – so if you have a dishwasher from a brand you’ve never heard of and can’t find troubleshooting information for it, there is a good chance that it’s Whirlpool manufactured and can be treated as such when fault finding.