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My washer has a f1 code will not spin or wash

Hello i have a whirlpool washer 1 year old wtw6600 it will not wash or spin not sure if its the motor or the board

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OK, your unit is quite unique. this unit has a integrated control design that houses the main and motor control board. both are combined on the same board. this error code represents a failed Machine and motor control board. this single control board works as the main controller and, as the motor controller as well. This board has failed in your unit and, you will need to replace this board asap if possible.

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Washing machine is displaying F1 what does this mean

From Lyle W.

The F1 error code indicates a water level pressure transducer signal that is out of range. Here is a link for a previous answer regarding troubleshooting and repair for the F1 error code:

Why does my Whirlpool washer model WTW6500SW1 display the fault code F1?

The F51 error code indicates that the control board is not detecting the proper signal from the RPS (Rotor Position Sensor that monitors rpm's of the motor) sensor. This could be caused by an improper water fill level, an item stuck between the stainless steel spin basket and the plastic outer tub, an item under the washer that is interfering with motor spin, a failed RPS sensor, a wiring harness problem or a failed machine control board. Replacing the control board for the F1 problem described above may resolve the F51 error code problem at the same time.

I provided extensive technical troubleshooting information in the images below that a technician would use to diagnose and repair the F51 error code. If you have advanced technical skills and can use this information, you may be able to repair the washer yourself. This information is intended for technicians. Follow electrical safety guidelines when using this information. Be sure that you unplug the washer

to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components. Do not attempt any procedure that you are not completely confident that you can safely execute.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

If you decide that you need a technician to service this washer, I recommend that you call the Whirlpool Customer Experience Center at 1-800-253-1301.

Aug 06, 2015 | Washing Machines

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I am getting a F1 code in my washer which causes it to stop several times during a wash cycle, what do I need to do?


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

If you own a Whirlpool Cabrio and are experiencing an F1 error, you're unable to finish or start a load of clothes. When the Whirlpool Cabrio displays an F1 error, this means the the control board is having difficulty communicating with the motor.

To fix your F1 error, you can first try to unplug your washing machine for 15 minutes and then plug it back in. If this doesn't work, you will need to replace the control board. The only tools that you need to replace the control board is a Phillips screw driver and a 1/4" hex head driver. Be sure to unplug the machine from the electrical outlet before performing any repairs.
After unplugging your Whirlpool Cabrio washer, carefully pull the washer away from the wall (Watch your drain hose and the two inlet hoses.) Next unscrew the 3 screws located on the back of the Whirlpool Cabrio. Next, take a picture or make note of where each plug connects to the control board. Next, unplug each plug and the pressure tube. Lastly, unscrew the 1/4 screw then remove control board. Replace with new control board and reverse your steps to install. The new board will fix the Whirlpool Cabrio F1 error.

Dec 08, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Have a Whirlpool Cabrio top loader washing machine, keep getting code F1 during beginning of cycle. Got code uL for the first time today. What do these codes mean.

Have a Whirlpool Cabrio top loader washing machine, keep getting UL code when spin on high speed and the machine bangs all over the place.. Model num wtw6300sw0 Type 581

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Aug 23, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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My kenmore keeps getting f1 code had it fixed and it cost almost 400 dollars and it is doing it again washer was just over a year old when this happened,gave 1200 for washer should last 10 years with out...

This problem has been found to be inherent with this model including its Whirlpool (Cabrio) and Maytag (Bravos) counterparts. It is due to the design of the water level control system, the pressure transducer, which has been integrated with the machine/motor control assembly. It has been found that issues with the pressure transducer including the pressure hose results in the flashing of the fault code F1. Air leaks and moisture in the pressure hose and lint or flashing in the air dome can result in signal error being sent to the machine/motor control assembly and hence the fault code F1 which is according to the service manual, a machine/motor control fault. You may observe that this fault code appears whenever water runs into the machine.

Whirlpool, the manufacturer of these models, has issued a bulletin regarding this issue and suggested the necessary actions in identifying the real cause of this problem and how to address it. Click on the link below for the troubleshooting and repair details.

Troubleshooting Fault Code F1 on Whirlpool Cabrio, Kenmore Elite Oasis, and Maytag Bravos Top Load Washers

Jun 17, 2011 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer

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F-1 has to do with sediment in the bottom of your tub or a loose water pressure hose or a hole in that hose. It is an easy fix with no parts needed. What you do is remove the small hose that connects to the water pressure switch. Blow through it to unclog any sediment in the base of the tub. Re-attach the hose and pump out any water to allow for pressure to build once more in that tubing so them fancy lectroncs won't have a cow.

I have photos manual and directions HERE


Apr 12, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Wtw6600 washer has UL code and has trouble agitating and spinning.

The UL code means Unbalanced Load. Open the lid and move your clothes around so they are distributed evenly. Your spin cycle will then work normally.

Apr 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Hello my is David a have a problem with my kenmore elite oasis 27062 when i start off to wash it rinse the water to cloth then it lock it self but when enter the spinning phrase it stop it display a error...

the error code is an F1 . your washer is made by whirlpool and for them they had a recall for any washer that had that issue. what you will need is a new main control board and wire harness. here is the rework page whirlpool gave all of the service companies. hope this helps. they should cover the cost of repair. one thing to check before you do all this is with no clothes in the washer spin the tub by hand just to make sure it spins freely. cause if clothes get between the inner and outer tub it can cause the F1 error code as well.

Jul 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool washer Model WTW6600SW2. Error F1

My boss's washer has the same problem, located the tech manual inside the washer at the front it was saying to check the pressure hose for any kinks if no kinks found and problem continues replace the motor control board.

Nov 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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I have the exact same F1 code problem

Primary Control Failure
then 1 flashes when there is a primary control failure. Replace the machine control assembly.

This was under recall last year.

Telephone Whirlpool at 1-800-253-1301. Whirlpool has acknowledged the F1 fault and will send a serviceman, free parts and labor, to correct the problem concerning the "famous" F1 fault. This is even for washers out of warranty! This concerns model WTW6600 series washers.

Tell them that your Whirlpool Cabrio washer has been receiving the F1 error code repeatedly, with the same symptoms as reported by hundreds of other customers online. You were told that there is a recall for this known defect in the control board, and are requesting that Whirlpool fix the problem including parts & labor.

Be sure to get the authorization code from them so the service person cannot argue about costs.

Basically - this is a problem (faulty chip) on the main controller board of the unit... and the entire board must be replaced with the updated version.

Give the warranty a try (even if it is out of warranty)

CLICK HERE to see the part that is going to have to be replaced.

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Aug 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Error message code F1

HELLO, Error code F1 indicates a control failure and most likely the machine control board will have to be replaced. Depending on when you purchased the machine, the board may be covered under extended component warranty.
I had the same F1 problem and they had to replace the control board and something relating to the balance. The tech told me this is a common problem.

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