Troubleshooting; System Diagnostic Module - Whirlpool GOLD W4GH6 Installation Instructions Manual

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Heat Pump Fails to Operate Properly
Review "Sequence of Operation" and visually inspect the heat
pump before troubleshooting:
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

System Diagnostic Module

W4GH6 heat pumps contain a diagnostic module for
troubleshooting heat pump system failures. By monitoring and
analyzing data from the compressor and thermostat demand, the
module can accurately detect the cause of electrical and system
related failure without any sensors. If a system problem occurs, a
flashing LED indicator communicates the failure code.
Flash Codes
LED Status
Power (Green)
Trip (Red)
Alert (Yellow) Flash Code 1
Alert (Yellow) Flash Code 2


Fault Description
Module has power.
Thermostat demand signal Y1
is present, but the
compressor is not running.
Long Run Time: Compressor
is running extremely long run
NOTE: Not applicable on heat
pump models.
System Pressure Trip:
Discharge or suction pressure
out of limits or compressor is
LED Description
Power LED (Green) indicates voltage is present at the power
connection of the module.
Alert LED (Yellow) communicates an abnormal system condition
through a unique flash code. The Alert LED will flash a number of
times consecutively, pause, and then repeat the process. The
number of consecutive flashes correlates to a particular
abnormal condition.
Trip LED (Red) indicates there is a demand signal from the
thermostat but no current to the compressor is detected by the
module. The Trip LED typically indicates the compressor
protector is open or may indicate missing supply power to the
Diagnostic LEDs Interpretation
When an abnormal system condition occurs, the diagnostic
module displays the appropriate Alert and/or Trip LED. The
yellow Alert LED will flash a number of times consecutively,
pause, and then repeat the process. To identify a flash code
number, count the number of consecutive flashes. Refer to the
Flash Codes chart for information on the flash codes.
Every time the module powers up, the last Alert LED flash code
that occurred prior to shutdown is displayed for 60 seconds. The
module will continue to display the previous flash code until the
condition returns to normal or 24 VAC is removed from the
module. Trip and Alert LED's flashing at the same time means
control circuit voltage is too low for operation.
Troubleshooting Information
Supply voltage is present at module terminals.
Compressor protector is open.
Outdoor unit power disconnect is open.
Compressor circuit breaker or fuse(s) is open.
Broken wire or connector is not making contact.
Low pressure switch is open, if present in system.
Compressor contactor has failed to open.
High head pressure.
Condenser coil has poor air circulation (dirty, blocked,
Condenser fan is not running.
Return air duct has substantial leakage.
If low pressure switch is present in the system, go to Flash Code
1 information.


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