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How do you fix an f28 error code on a whirlpool washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The F28 error code on a Whirlpool washer indicates that the washer is not draining properly. This can be caused by a clogged drain, a bad drain pump, or a faulty pressure switch.

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1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not kinked or blocked

  1. Open the washer's door.
  2. Look down the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or blocked. If it is, straighten the kink or block and close the washer's door.
  3. Check the water level in the tub. If it is low, add water to the tub.
  4. Check the washer's water filter. If it needs to be replaced, replace it.
  5. Check the washer's drain pump. If it needs to be replaced, replace it.
  6. Check the washer's spin speed. If it is too high, lower it.
  7. Check the washer's agitator. If it needs to be replaced, replace it.

2. Clean the drain pump filter

  1. If the washer is not leaking, remove the front access panel by removing the two screws on the front and pulling it off.
  2. Remove the drain pump filter by unscrewing the four screws that hold it in place.
  3. Remove the filter screen and wash it in hot water and soap.
  4. Dry the filter screen and screw it back on to the pump.
  5. Replace the front access panel and screws.

3. Check the house circuit breaker or fuse to make sure the power is not off to the washer

  1. Check to see if the power is off to the washer
  2. Check the house circuit breaker or fuse
  3. If the power is off to the washer, replace the house circuit breaker or fuse.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Unplug the washer for one minute, then plug it back in.
  2. If the washer is on a GFCI circuit, reset the GFCI.
  3. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.