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Whirlpool Dryer Error Codes

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code F:02

When you encounter the Whirlpool Dryer Error Code F:02, it typically indicates that a button on the keypad of one of the two user interface control assemblies in the console has become stuck. This can be a frustrating issue, but there are steps you can take to diagnose and potentially resolve it.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Inspect the Buttons: Begin by checking all the buttons on the dryer’s control panel. Look for any visible signs of physical damage, debris, or anything that might be causing a button to get stuck.
  2. Attempt to Free the Button: Gently try to release the stuck button by tapping or wiggling it. Be careful not to use excessive force, as this might further damage the control assembly.
  3. Unplug the Dryer: For safety, disconnect the dryer from the power source before proceeding with any further actions.
  4. Clean the Control Panel: Clean the control panel and buttons with a soft, damp cloth. Sometimes, dirt or residue can interfere with button operation.
  5. Check the Wiring: Inspect the wiring connections to ensure they are secure and not causing the button to malfunction. Reconnect any loose wires if necessary.
  6. Power Cycle the Dryer: After performing these checks, plug the dryer back in and see if the error code persists. Sometimes, power cycling can resolve the issue.

If, after following these steps, the F:02 error code continues to appear and the button remains stuck, it may be necessary to replace the user interface control assembly with the problematic button. This is a more complex repair that might require the expertise of a professional technician, especially if you are not comfortable with disassembling and replacing dryer components.

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