The F4E2 error code indicates a potential issue with the heater assembly in your Whirlpool washer.

Whirlpool Washer F4E2 Error Code
Whirlpool Washer F4E2 Error Code

Here’s a guide to help you troubleshoot the problem:

Possible Cause: Faulty Heater Circuit

The washer’s control board detects a problem within the heater circuit. This can happen before a cycle starts or during the wash cycle.

Whirlpool Washer F4E2 Error Code: Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Clear Error Code: Before diving into troubleshooting, try clearing the error code. Refer to our separate guide on how to view and clear error codes
    specific to your Whirlpool washer.
  2. Inspect Connections: Check the wiring connectors for the heater, main control board, and pressure switch. Ensure they are secure and free of damage.
  3. Check Wiring: Look for any signs of overheating or damage to the wiring harness. If found, replace the entire cable set.
  4. Test Heater Grounding: Use a multimeter to measure the resistance between the heater terminals and ground. If there’s a reading of zero (grounded), the heater needs replacing. A faulty heater can damage the main control board.

Here’s a reference for heater resistance using an ohmmeter:

  • Heater Assembly: ~ 18–28 Ω (ohms)
  1. Inspect Heater for Damage: Rotate the drum and check if the heater element makes contact with it. If the heater is scratched or damaged, replace it. Identify and address the cause of the contact, such as a faulty bearing, drum support, or drum itself.
  2. Check for Water Leaks: Look for water traces, corrosion, or leaks around the heater connector area and flange.
  3. Pressure Switch and Control Board: While less likely, verify that the pressure switch and control board are functioning correctly. If you’re unsure about these steps, consult a qualified appliance repair technician.

By the way,

  • Unplug the washer before starting any troubleshooting steps.

By following these steps, you can potentially identify and fix the cause of the F4E2 error code and get your Whirlpool washer function back in working order.

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