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Whirlpool Dishwasher Error Code F06

A typical dishwasher defect you tend to hear a lot is that it’s not filling with water. Some of us have been unfortunate enough to experience such an issue, which has then left us with no choice but to continue washing the dishes by hand!

If your dishwasher has set off an alarming F06 error code on the digital display, it is likely to be a problem with the water filling the machine.

Using our easy to follow diagnosis you’ll be able to identify the core of the issue and be on your way to getting your dishwasher working at its full potential once again.

Cause 1

Solenoid Inlet Valve

A possible cause which could lead to your dishwasher not filling at all may be a faulty inlet valve (also known as a fill valve). If you suspect that your valve is no longer operating at its optimal performance, you can see our helpful steps below to assist you in some checks that you can do - so you can hopefully get your dishwasher working like new once again.

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

  • Check the solenoid valve flow meter for any signs of damage.
  • Remove the fill hose.
  • Carefully remove the small filter from the inside of the valve or the hose seal filter if fitted and inspect for blockages. If the filter is clear, the solenoid valve is likely to need replacing. Prior to replacing check the water valve for faults using a multimeter.

To assist you with this check, you can see our useful video on How To Use A Multimeter

If you do need to replace the inlet valve, you are certainly at the right place. Luckily you can view our full range of replacement valves on the eSpares website.

You can also see our easy to follow guide on replacing the inlet valve on your dishwasher yourself.


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