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Machine continues to display F1 and other F displays. Moved clothes around and pushed power which started machine again, but interupted again shortly afterwards with beeping.

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There is a recall on this washer.
Please call Whirlpool...800-253-1301
There is a recall on the Cabrio Whirlpool washer for the F1 code.
The problem is the main computer brain - it is a common defect that whirlpool likes to keep quiet.

Hope this is helpful for you. There is, unfortunately, no end-user fix.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Mar 02, 2009

    I have found these 2 referneces for you from other fixya posts...

    F1 means the central electrical control unit, i.e. the onboard computer, has fatally failed. Unless you have both the skill and tools to test the guts of this computer, you're stuck replacing it. Good news, three screws at the rear to expose the control panel, then unplug one unit; plug in the new one. Just to be on the safe side, color code all the plugs and receptacles. At wholesale, the part is $175.00. CODE 083009 part W10189966 CNTRL-ELEC

    Thank you people who have posted on FIXYA!!!! I've been dealing with this problem for months, with no help from Whirlpool. After reading your posts, I thought I would try calling the 1-800-253-1301 you posted and sure enough - they will now cover it!!! It looks like they must have a recall in place! My washer is two years old and they are replacing the part with no charge. THANKS AGAIN FIXYA!!!


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8564291 Google Search
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Hard Reset - In some cases the control can be non-functioning or may not accept activation from the control panel. To clear and restart the control follow the these steps:

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