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Whirlpool Washing Machine shows error code C1

The service publications note that this error code is due to an issue with the motor control board, the motor, or the thermal protector. I have checked resistances at the wireharness thru to the motor and all resistances check within spec.

All solder point on the motor control board look OK and no signes of overheating anywhere.

I have also performed the automatic & manual diagnoistocs and I can get the unit to go thru a whole spin cycle, but when I run a wash cycle with clothes (even a small load of 4 small articles) The unit will trip a C1 error code when it goes in to spin mode.

Do you have any suggestions on further diagnosing what part is defective?

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  • katiedyd69 Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with the this Cl code. My husband has done everything the book said to do to troubleshoot. It will take 5 days for a repair guy to come out.

  • badebw Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem here. Did yours get resolved?

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The C1 error is displayed when the motor tries to pull more than 26 amps to run.

This indicates a problem with the motor or motor controller.

Overloading or excessive suds can also cause this error.

If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

Its a short cycle that runs all of the components so the operation of each can be checked.

I hope this helps but an intermittent C1 error can be hard to pin down.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbrrkqqwkwbqsdgxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kdkftbfkwxkfsqdgqsg/1/1303472/5961857/image5668img-or.jpg

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The C1 error is displayed when the motor tries to pull more than 26 amps to run.

This indicates a problem with the motor or motor controller.

Overloading or excessive suds can also cause this error.

If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

Its a short cycle that runs all of the components so the operation of each can be checked.

I hope this helps but an intermittent C1 error can be hard to pin down.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbrrkqqwkwbqsdgxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kdkftbfkwxkfsqdgqsg/1/1303472/5961857/image5668img-or.jpg

From the service manual....

"C1 = Average current limit Or Instantaneous current limit.

If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current
limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and
display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for
instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current
draw greater than 5.55 amps
at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps
instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or
motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem."


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Error code c1


Error code C1 indicates a problem with drive motor-thermal protector or the motor controller
may be due to overloading
Press( stop/cancel) to clear the display.
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Getting error code c1


Hi
Error code C1 indicates problem with drive motor-thermal protector-or motor controller

Overloading may also cause the problem.

Press( stop/cancel) to clear the display.

Hope this helps

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