Whirlpool 24 in. ADP5966 Free-standing Dishwasher - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hello, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing this problem with the Dishwasher. We would recommend having a certified technician out to diagnose the problem. If you would like further assistance you can send your name, phone number, address, model/serial numbers and the date on which you purchased the Dishwasher to Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com. Thank you.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017 | 174 views

F7 - Flow meter failure
Water inlet valve (WVI) is switched on and water indicator (WI) is on (full).
  • Flow meter (FM) sends too few impulses (less than 10 imp. in 10 sec.).
  • Water tap closed during water inlet
  • Water inlet hose blocked
  • Water inlet valve (WV1) defective
  • Flow meter (FM) defective
To erase the failures, you must push the start button longer than 1,5 seconds.


Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 10, 2015 | 120 views

it a motoriser diverter valve it not really a easy job for a layman need a domestic app repair person

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014 | 54 views

f6 error is the waterflow to machine if your water is ok then check your flow meter its a bib plastic part on the side of your dishwasher it a common problem with whirlpool

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014 | 676 views

I am not familiar with your dishwasher, but could you explain the problem you have (does it stuck, on which stage etc..)and maybe this information will allow us to help you.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 27, 2013 | 1,032 views

Pull out the dish washer and unplug the machine for about 30 minutes. Then replugin the machine and open door. This should reset the electronics on the washer

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 17, 2013 | 271 views

press back and forth between hi-tempwash and sani rinse several times to get all lights to come on if not then press sani rinse and heated dry back and forth several times. one of though combos will start the test mode

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 22, 2013 | 1,326 views

F3 error fault code
The heating cycle is not working. The error is indicated after several electronic checks are done over a 25 minute period. Therefore if the heater heats too slowly or the heater is open circuit or indeed the electronic control PCB is defective, each of these will indicate F3. The twist is, if the NTC is fluctuating in its reading it also can indicate F3 and not F1.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013 | 2,229 views

Had a similar problem and started looking around inside the door. I tried to figure out how to remove the plastic air vent cover on the inside of the door (left side). I couldn't figure out how to remove it. So, we purchased a dishwasher cleaner at Lowe's ($4) and tired running it through the machine to see if it would correct the odor problem. It didn't. Somehow the "little lady" did manage to remove it (used a damn table knife of all things) twisted and popped the plastic air vent off. When it was removed she found the obvious problem, black foul smelling mold was growing under the plastic air vent that was radiating its terrible smell into the kitchen through the dishwasher door kitchen side vent . She cleaned the inside vent and the odor problem has left. I guess I'll never live this down, but I must admit that my wife solved the problem. Try this solution and see if it solves your problem. Let us know how you make out!

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 14, 2012 | 9,268 views

it sound like your heater/dryer has a short thats what has blown your trip it has a open circiut now and will not work untill you replace the heater

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 23, 2011 | 621 views

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011 | 80 views

If the unit is not draining completely you may get a smell. I would use Affresh in the unit and see if this gets rid of it. If not, it might be an issue with your water. Do you have well water? Sulfur in the well water can sometimes cause this issue.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011 | 177 views


The cycle is not going back. The pre-rinse and start lights flashing are a fault code.

If the machine is flashing 7 times the code is a flow meter failure. The flow meter is located behind the panel at the left of the appliance. Its function is measuring the water that is getting into the appliance.

Here the code description:

7 Flashes--Flow meter failure. Flow meter defect. Water inlet valve defect or water inlet hose blocked

First try resetting the appliance.

Disconnect power. Move the machine forward and check the inlet hose and the pressure from the house. If there is nothing in there disconnect power and remove the panel at the left. Check flow-meter and filling chamber. Check flow meter contact. Check inlet valve and replace the flow meter if that does not help and all the rest is OK.



Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011 | 404 views

The water valve under the unit could be stuck, one test you could perform is to unplug the dishwasher to see if the valve is the problem. when you remove electricity from the unit it should close he valve. if it remain open, its jammed and would need to be replaced. Hope this helps.

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011 | 186 views

F3 indicates a Heating System Defect.
Heater or relay on control board defect.
Also check cabling.

These machines are notorious for bad connections.

The control board can also suffer from corrupt software. The eprom can be reprogrammed with the right equipment.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011 | 340 views

Try not and over fill the machine when placing dishes inside. Have enough room for plates and such. Can be the entire motor is failing, or your maybe over filling the trays.

Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 26, 2011 | 62 views

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

Either of these two things can cause this problem: first is the timer motor, if the sound is coming from the control then the timer needs replacement. If the humming comes from the bottom of the unit then it is the motor that needs replacement. When the motor won't work you usually hear humming sound and replacing the motor is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011 | 69 views


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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Whirlpool 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011 | 53 views

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