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Whirlpool 6th Sense tumble dryer error codesThis set of fault codes for the 6th Sense series of tumble dryer models from Whirlpool sold throughout Europe but may also relate to any other Whirlpool produced tumble dryer models. These fault codes also relate to models sold under the Hotpoint and Ignis brand names.

These error codes do not relate to ALL Whirlpool tumble dryers. If you are unsure please ask in the forums as well as for all other Whirlpool tumble dryer fault codes.

Before you start any investigation of the fault or even remove the lid of your Whirlpool tumble dryer please read and fully understand this article in full and pay particular attention to the safety and information notices at the bottom of this page as they contain extremely important information!

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  Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Spares

We have purposely not listed any Whirlpool tumble dryer spares in this article as it covers multiple models from a vast range with numerous changes made to the spare parts used and subsequent replacement spare parts. They will also often look the same or similar yet be different or, look totally different yet be completely compatible as they've been altered.

Please, don't guess or assume as spares can be altered on a production run with the same model number having several different alternative components used. In order to find parts with 100% accuracy on a Whirlpool product the 12NC number from the rating plate is the all important bit of information.

We would rather take the time to check for you and get it right.

  Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Test Procedure

Close the door or door switch.

Switch the tumble dryer on.

Rotate the program dial to the "Mix" program as shown below.

Whirlpool 6th sense tumble dryer test procedure

Press and release the "option" button often shown as the "Gentle" function three times within five seconds.

Press the start button to begin the service test or to advance.

Any of the following will end the test program:

  • Switch off the appliance
  • Open the door
  • Last step of the test sequence is executed and test exits


DisplayDescriptionTest or Tested Component
S:01 Display and button function test
HX position test
Drum light function via corresponding button where fitted
Function buttons
Drum light
Reed sensor
HX positioning
S:02 Clockwise motor action
Heating element 1
Heating element 1
S:03 Counter-clockwise motor action
Heating element 2
Water Pump
Heating element 2
S:04 Humidity test
Pump and float switch run after water container is drawn out, fill water to container housing and the pump and float switch are tested
Humidity sensor
Float reed switch
S:05 Last failure detected is displayed  
EXIT Test ends and function exits  

  Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Fault Codes

These fault codes are written for tumble dryer repairers to troubleshoot problems and not for the general public by Whirlpool and they assume a certain level of competence on the part of the user in diagnostic routines. We have added some notes to try to assist you in determining the nature of the fault you have but, you will still need to investigate each failure on its own merits. For more help and advice on fault finding on a tumble dryer please refer to our basic fault finding guide from this link before you begin.

Where the model of tumble dryer does not have an LED display panel it will use the small indicator LED lights to present an error code using the progress and function LEDs. Where appropriate these are shown underneath the corresponding code that will be displayed in the LED panel.



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f01

Heating element error or blockage detected
  • Check wiring to the heating element
  • Check the heating element for any visual issues and electrically test the element
  • Check for fluff/lint around the heater and housing, clean as required
  • Check heater control relay on the main control board
  • Check main control unit, change if problem persists



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f02

Data corruption

This error indicates that there is a data corruption detected in the main control module and most of the following, other than the service reset, can only be carried out by a Whirlpool technician with the reprgramming tools that are not available to non-Whirlpool employees.

  • Apply the service reset procedure as below
  • If reset does not cure then reprogram the main controller with eSam module
  • If problem persists, replace the main control unit



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f03

Error on humidity sensing system detected
  • Check wiring to sensors
  • Check wiring and operation of the humidity sensing module where fitted
  • If problem persists replace main control unit



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f04

Heating element failure detected
  • Check heating element limit thermostat or sensor
  • Check heating element electrically
  • Clean any fluff or lint from the heating element
  • If faulty replace the heating element and retest
  • If problem persists replace main control unit



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f05

Air channel NTC issue detected (Set 1)
  • Check NTC sensor resistance
  • Check wiring to NTC sensor
  • Clean any fluff or lint around the sensor



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f06

Heater NTC sensor erorr detected (Set 2)
  • Check NTC sensor resistance
  • Check wiring to NTC sensor
  • Clean any fluff or lint around the sensor



Whirlpool tumble dryer error code f07

No drum rotation detected
  • Check that drum can be turned by hand without excessive force
  • Check main drive belt
  • Check motor is connected and turning, can use test priocedure above
  • On models with belt sensor a faulty sensor can cause F07 error
  • On vented dryers check humidity strips and sensors
  • If problem persists replace main control unit



Heater relay cannot be activated
  • Check wiring
  • Check tumble dryer heating element
  • Tap relays as they can jam on new boards
  • Check electronic control PCB



Communication error between main control unit and motor control unit, brushless motor models only
  • Check connection and cabling between the main control unit and motor control unit
  • Apply service reset procedure below



Motor control unit failure, brushless motor models only
  • Restart the tumble dryer, switch it off then back on again
  • Check wiring between main control unit and motor control unit
  • Apply service reset procedure as below



Brushless motor overheat detected
  • Check ambient temperature is not too high
  • Check for overloading / too much weight in drum
  • Check ventilaltion to the tumble dryer
  • Check drum for any blockage or obstruction
  • Check bearings for abnormal wear
  • Check for fluff or lint in or around the motor restricting airflow
  • Check drum seals



No communication between electronic display and main control card
  • Check wiring between the display and main control cards
  • Check control cards



Motor over current
  • Check main power supply
  • Check motor control unit
  • Check drum is not restricted or blocked
  • Check for overloading / too much weight
  • Check for any physical damage to drive system



Compressor fault detected on heat pump tumble dryer models
  • Perform temperature test and check using the service test procedure above



Fan defect detected on heat pump tumble dryer models
  • Check fan is not blocked or obstructed by fluff or lint
  • Check main control unit to fan wiring
  • Check fan
  • If all looks okay but fan still not operational replace fan unit



No communication with wifi module
  • Check your wifi setup

  • Turn on the wifi module



No communication with main control unit
  • As F21



Touch button failure detected
  • Check that the display card user interface is mechanically okay



Dryness level not supported
  • Main control card requires reprogrammed



Cycle ID not available in main control unit
  • Main control module requires reprogramming

  Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Reset Procedure

 These tumble dryers can be reset using the following procedure:

  • Turn on the tumble dryer main power
  • Within 10 seconds turn the program selector from off to teh 6 o'clock postion, pointing straight down
  • Push the "Start" button three times
  • Turn the program selector to the "one" position which should be the CW or airing program
  • Push the start button three times once more

Your tumble dryer should now be reset.

  Tumble Dryer Models

 We know that these codes apply to the following tumble dryers however they will apply to many more besides these:

Hotpoint Tumble Dryer


Ignis Tumble Dryer

AZI 800 KT

Maytag Tumble Dryer

MYU 710 CWT, MCD 700 BWT, MTD09WH/1, MTD08WH, MYU 0915 CDWT, MYU0700CDWT, MCD 911 BWT, MYU935 CWT, HMMR80220

Whirlpool Tumble Dryer

AZB 9780/1, AZB 9788, AZB 1039, AZB 739, AZB 6370, AZB 7570, AZB 7670, AZB 7671, AZB 9781, AZB 839, AZB M830, AZB M1030, AZB 8680, AZB 939S, AZC 7470, AZB 9781, AZB 8570, DSCX 10122, DSCX 80112, DSCX 10120, DSCX 80114, DSCX 10121, DSCX 10123, DSCX 80113, DDLX 70112, DDLX 90110, DDLX 80114, DDLX 70113, DDLX 70110, DSCX 80115, “WSF10AB, DDLX80115, HSCX80110, WSF10AB


  More Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Help And Guidance

Should you need more help and guidance please use the links from this article as most of them will help you to understand your Whirlpool tumble dryer a lot better and probably very much help you in diagnosing the fault you have. Of course there are many other articles on the site that will also help you do this.

In addition you can post in our forums after registering but please do pay heed to the information below before doing so and read the guides, they are there to help you.

You must understand certain things before you begin or attempt any repairs on your own and we want to make these points very, very clear to anyone that decides to investigate one of these or any other tumble dryers:

  • We are not responsible for your safety, you are and by using this guide you accept that and accept that any damage that you may cause and work undertaken is entirely at your own risk.
  • We will advise the common causes of the fault codes but we cannot guarantee that any parts or work recommended will resolve the issue. It is entirely your responsibility to diagnose your particular problem and resolve it.
  • We are not responsible for you buying spares that do not resolve the problem, this is down to your own diagnosis not ours.
  • No warranty is inferred, implied or given.

You also have to understand that these Whirlpool tumble dryer fault or error codes are not a "magic bullet", they will not tell you what the problem is, they will only offer you an indication of where the problem lies and they are no substitute for good diagnostic skills. You can find out more about what fault codes actually tell you in this article. So please be well aware that, even with this new found knowledge you will still have to actually be capable of investigating and diagnosing the problem and this means adhering to basic appliance safety for working on them. 

Please do note that manufacturers can and do change fault codes without notice and we cannot guarantee that these error codes will apply to your particular model as all codes apply to a wide range of appliances and not normally any one specific model. 

Dryer Whirlpool DDLX 70113
I purchased the dryer 1.5 year before and since yesterday when i start the dryer, the home electricity trim
Can u suggest what is the problem.
Is it an electrical problem at my home or from the dryer??

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