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How to fix the Whirlpool Dishwasher error code F2E2?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

Whirlpool dishwasher error code F2E2 is displayed when the dishwasher detects a leak in the tub. This error code can be caused by a few different things, such as a cracked dishwasher tub, a loose door seal, or a faulty water inlet valve. If your dishwasher is displaying this error code, it is important to have a certified technician come out and diagnose the problem so that it can be fixed properly.

1. Check the drain line for clogs

  1. Check the drain line for clogs. If the drain line is clogged, the dishwasher will not be able to draining properly and will cause an error code.
  2. Use a plunger or a drain snake to clear any clogs in the drain line.
  3. If the drain line is clear, but the dishwasher is still displaying the error code, then the dishwasher will need to be serviced.

2. Check the water inlet valve for debris

  1. Unplug the dishwasher from the power outlet.
  2. Remove the water inlet valve from the dishwasher.
  3. Inspect the water inlet valve for debris.
  4. If the water inlet valve is clean, reinstall it and plug the dishwasher back into the power outlet.
  5. If the water inlet valve is dirty, clean it with a brush and some vinegar. Rinse the valve thoroughly and reinstall it. Plug the dishwasher back into the power outlet.

3. Clean the dishwasher filters

  1. First, locate the dishwasher filters. These are typically located near the bottom of the dishwasher, near the spray arm.
  2. Next, remove the dishwasher filters and rinse them thoroughly under warm water.
  3. Finally, replace the dishwasher filters and run a cycle with hot water to clean the dishwasher.

4. Clean the dishwasher spray arm

  1. Remove the dishwasher spray arm and clean it thoroughly with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water.
  2. Rinse the spray arm well and reinstall it.
  3. Run the dishwasher through a cycle to see if the error code has cleared.

5. Clean the dishwasher tub

  1. Unplug the dishwasher from the power outlet.
  2. Remove the dishwasher racks and spray arm.
  3. Clean the dishwasher tub with a mild soap and warm water solution.
  4. Rinse the tub thoroughly and dry it with a soft cloth.
  5. Replace the dishwasher racks and spray arm.
  6. Plug the dishwasher back into the power outlet.

6. Check for leaks in the dishwasher

  1. Check the dishwasher for any water leaks. If there are any, then fix them before proceeding.
  2. Check the dishwasher’s inlet and outlet hoses for any kinks or blockages. If there are any, then fix them before proceeding.
  3. Check the dishwasher’s drain hose for any kinks or blockages. If there are any, then fix them before proceeding.
  4. Check the dishwasher’s float switch for any debris or obstructions. If there are any, then fix them before proceeding.
  5. If the dishwasher is still leaking, then it may be necessary to replace the dishwasher’s pump.

7. Reset the dishwasher

If your dishwasher is displaying the error code F2E2, it is telling you that there is a problem with the water draining from the dishwasher. To reset the dishwasher and try to fix the error, follow these steps:

  1. First, ensure that there is nothing blocking the dishwasher's drain hose or drain pump. If there is something blocking the drain, remove it and try running the dishwasher again.
  2. If the dishwasher is still displaying the error code, reset the machine by turning it off and then back on again.
  3. If the error code persists, you will need to call a technician to come and take a look at your dishwasher.