What is whirlpool oven code F3 (and other codes)? A complete guide.

Whether making meals for your family or cooking for guests, your oven is the powerhouse of your kitchen. But what if the powerhouse starts to show errors?

In today’s blog post, I will address some common errors in Whirlpool ovens, including codes F3, F5, F9, E6, F2, etc. The most common error in Whirlpool ovens is code F3.

There is a lot more to know about Whirlpool codes. This blog post is an ultimate guide to some of the Whirlpool basic codes, their causes, and how to fix them.

Let’s dive in!

What is whirlpool oven code F3?

If your Whirlpool oven shows code F3, it indicates that the appliance has been wired incorrectly at the electrical supply box or the hard wire connection. To resolve this issue, all you need to do is to check the power supply.

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Whirlpool oven F9 code and Ways to Resolve it

Whirlpool ovens are one of the best, but it’s no less than a nightmare when they show the F9 code.

Code F9 means the electrical supply or the hard wire connection is incorrect.

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It doesn’t take much to resolve error F9. To fix this error, there are certain steps to be followed. 

Step 1: Verify the Failure

First, you need to verify the failure. To do so, enter Diagnostic Mode by pressing CANCEL twice, preceded by START.

Step 2: Unplug the Oven

Proceed to step 2 if the failure matches. In 2nd step, either disconnect the power or unplug the oven.

Step 3: Check the Power Supply

Step 3: Check if your house power supply delivers 120 VAC between L1, L2, and N and 240 VAC between L2 and L1.

Step 4: Reconnect and Check

The next step is to check the oven’s electric supply. Before using your oven again, place new parts. Once again, verify normal Whirlpool oven operation by plugging in or reconnecting the power. 

Step 5: Remove the Error

Finally, press CANCEL twice and START once to select the Diagnostic Mode and remove the error code.

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PF Code on Whirlpool Oven and Ways to Resolve it

PF code in the Whirlpool oven stands for Power failure. PF (Power Failure) error code is usually caused by power failure interruption in the drying cycle.


Step 1: Examine the main plug

You can resolve this issue by checking the main plug. Carefully examine if the main plug is damaged or broken at either end.

Step 2: Check the main plug prongs

Next, ensure the main plug’s prongs are tightened to the terminal block.

Step 3: Check the wiring

If everything is fine so far, check that the main control wiring is not loose. Moreover, it would be best if you also double-checked your home wiring.

Step 4: Replace the main board

If everything checks out, it’s time to replace the main board.

Whirlpool Oven F5 Code and Ways to Resolve it

The F5 alert indicates that the lid lock cannot be engaged because there may be a hindrance in the lid lock.


Resolving code F5 is super easy! All you need to resolve this issue is to check any hindrance in the lid area. Objects or food particles in the lid lock area should be removed lid should be cleaned thoroughly,  

Whirlpool Oven F9 Code and Ways to Resolve it

Whirlpool F9 code indicates a failed oven door latch assembly.


Step 1: Reset

You can try to wiggle the door latch assembly to reset it if it isn’t locked.

Step 2: Turn off the unit breaker

A locked door presents a bit more difficulty, but it can be solved. For 5 minutes, try turning off the unit’s breaker.

Step 3: Replace the door latch

Alternatively, you might need to replace the door latch if nothing resets the lock. At this point, you must know that unlocking the door manually is difficult.

Using a coat hanger, slip it between the oven frame and door at the top and pull the latch assembly. The latch can be replaced by pushing the latch over to the left and opening the door. 

Whirlpool Oven Code E6 F2 and Ways to Resolve it

E6 F2 is the most common control board failure indicator. Resolving error E6 F2 needs patience, but it’s super easy!


Step 1: Turn off the breaker.

 There are a few things to consider when you face this issue. The first step is to turn off the circuit breaker for 60 seconds.

Step 2: Turn it on!

Second, turn on the circuit breaker.

Step 3: Observe for one minute.

Watch the oven for 60 seconds to ensure this code does not appear again. Now, it’s to check the oven operation.

Step 4: Change the control board

If the error still appears, the control board needs to be changed.  

Psh code on Whirlpool Oven and Ways to Resolve it

The Psh code stands for Push. As the ‘Start’ pad initiates the Whirlpool oven, A “PUSH” or “PSH” display appears if Start is not pressed within five seconds.


 It is not a problem in itself. Just restart the oven and press start within 5 minutes of plugging in.

Whirlpool Oven Code F3E2 and Ways to Resolve it

An F3E2 error code on Whirlpool washers stands for a temperature sensor issue. If the water temperature sensor reads out of the range: 10°C to 100°C, or approximately 15°F to 225°F, then this code appears.


The easiest and quickest way to fix it is to replace the temperature sensor. 

Final Thoughts

Whirlpool ovens are your ultimate cooking helpers, but like every other appliance, they show error codes. For beginners, a Whirlpool oven error code, at first look, may appear like a random group of numbers and letters.

Users must know that some breakdown, malfunction, or faulty part causes each code to appear. This blog post has covered some basic Whirlpool oven codes, what causes them, and their quick fixes. 

So, the next time your favorite Whirlpool oven shows any of these codes, recall the solutions explained in today’s post, and you’re good to go! Happy Cooking!

Hello, I'm Eva, a professional electronics engineer with a passion for optimizing your home appliances. I'm your go-to expert for all things appliance troubleshooting, here to simplify your challenges.

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