Whirlpool Washer #WFW8300SW01 will not operate.
There's a couple of reasons for the F-01, most common is a bad relay on the main control board. (CCU)
This washer will also flash that code if:
1: Either the back or front access panels are removed while operating, there are ground safety switches that are held closed by the panels.
2: If the power supply outlet is supplying much less than 120V (usually would need to be 112V or less to cause it)
3: If the polarity is incorrect (hot and neutral reversed) at the outlet
4: If there is an open ground at the outlet.
The easiest way to check 3&4 is with a simple plug in outlet tester. I have seen all of these problems throw an F-01, but I would still say 9 out of 10 times you have no option but replacing the CCU. Make sure to double check your manual about the warranty info, as some electronic controls are often covered beyond the 1yr standard warranty. If you're going to replace it yourself, it is accessed by removing the top panel, and is located towards the front, right side of the cabinet, and has a zillion wire harnesses plugged into it. When replacing the board, note that there may be some harness connections available on the board that are not used, mark them as such. Hope this helps.
Nov 27, 2009 |
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