NOTE: Be sure to unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components.
There is a slight possibility that a problem with the pressure switch hose could be causing this problem.
A pinched or twisted air hose can cause this fault code.
When you open the console, check the air hose connected to the pressure switch on the machine control board.
If it is pinched or crimped, I recommend rerouting the hose to resolve this problem.
This may fix your problem without replacing the control board.
NOTE: You may want to check for this condition before ordering the control board. Most electronic control boards cannot be returned for a refund or credit.
If you find no apparent problems with the air hose on the pressure switch, then replacing the machine control board on this washer should correct your problem. There is a risk involved in replacing this part yourself.
As noted above, you could have a problem with the air pressure hose that is not apparent upon your initial inspection. A service technician would normally need to properly and thoroughly diagnose this problem before replacing the control board.
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And the code is!? Gee I hate when that happens! OK look at these:
F1--Water supply/low water fill.
o 1. Check water supply to machine.
o 2. Replace water inlet valve.
• F2--Water level too high.
o 1. Plugged/Bad water pump.
o 2. Faulty water valve.
• F3--Pump problem.
o 1. Check pump trap and clean.
I go with the last one..Common, then the pump is bad then the valve. But You didn't tell Us!
F1 is a very bad error unfortunately. Try unplugging the unit 60 seconds to see if it will reset the control board. If not, then you will need a new relay control board which is about $200, because F1 means that the board has detected an internal short inside the control board itself.
The F1 error means that water pressure into the washer is out of range...the control on the washer learns the water pressure coming in from when it was brand new it is capable of learning just the water pressure to your house since it will vary from your neighbors...after it has learned what the normal pressure is if it doesnt see that normal pressure coming into the washer it will throw up the F1 error code
What to check is if water is coming into the washer from the rubber fill hoses with as much pressure as always did...things that could cause lesser pressure is; kinked/crushed fill hose,sediment built up in the filter screens inside of the water inlet valve( can be checked by turning off water and removing hoses and pop screen out from the back of washer where the hoses connect to)
If the filter screens are clear and water seems to coming from the hoses with good pressure...the washer control board would need to be replaced
HE Top Load Washers Models: F1 Error Code WTW6200S WTW6300S WTW6400S WTW6600S WTW6700T MTW6300T MTW6400T MTW6500T MTW6600T MTW6700T Serial Numbers: CT01 - CU52 There are four areas of concern that can cause the F1 Error Code. Each area must be sequentially addressed to ensure that the diagnosis is correct and the proper repair is completed. A) Air leaks in the air pressure (switch/sensor) hose. a. Inspect the hose for cracks, pin-holes or loose connection. b. Replace the hose and harness assembly (W10058730) if it is compromised. B) Moisture in the air pressure (switch/sensor) hose. a. Inspect the hose for evidence of water. b. Replace the hose and harness assembly (W10058730) if water is detected. C) Lint or flashing in the air dome hose connection port. a. Inspect the air dome hose connection port for lint or flashing. b. Use a small round device (small screwdriver) to ensure that there is nothing blocking the air dome outlet on the tub. D) The control needs to be replaced. a. Replace the control only after you have completed steps A - C above, and verified that there are no issues with the air pressure system.
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This HC error code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the hot and cold water inlet hoses are switched. If the hoses are not switched it could indicate a problem with the Electronic Control Board. You can try to rest the washer by unplugging or flipping the breaker to the washer fo 2-5 min. Restore power to the washer and try running a short cycle. This will help clear any irregularities that the control board may have encountered.
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This was copied from a website called WORLD OF WASHERS....I just copied the whole paragraph......sounds like some $$$ Let me know if this helps.......mtg
I am new to this online blog stuff, so I figured an email would be
best. I own a Kenmore Elite Oasis washer Model #110.27042602. Everytime
we try to use the washer we get error code F1 flashing. This happens
withins seconds of the machine first starting to fill and about ten
times thereafter until enough water gets into the tub for balance, I
assume. We have started pouring about 2 gallons of water onto the
clothes in the tub by hand before starting the machine which usually
works. About half the time the machine stops again between wash and
rinse cycle as it starts to fill with water again.
In my online
research, I guess its good we don't have error code F51, but this is a
pain and 1 year warranty has passed. It appears I may need to get a new
Machine Motor Control Assembly. Any thoughts????
Thank you, Darrell S. Darrell,
probably not going to tell you anything you don't already know. You
know you may have to replace the motor control assembly, so you have
done your due diligence.
I found a thread related to your problem at the "Samurai Appliance Repair Forums" at ApplianceGuru.com.
That link will take you to the discussion, in case you haven't already
read it. The poster described a situation identical to yours, and I
have also read of this problem at other sites on the web.
tech sheet calls to replace the control, but only after three other
tests have been conducted. Everything I have read indicates the control
will be replaced the vast majority of the time. I am not a technician,
but I would say there really is no way around that.
in mind that this sheet applies to specific models and serial numbers
within the Whirlpool line. There may be a separate sheet for your
washer, but I imagine the end result is the same.
dollar question is how much will such a repair cost. I am seeing prices
ranging from $150 to $200 just for the part. With labor, you will
probably have at least $300 invested in this repair. I would encourage
you to contact Whirlpool at 866-769-7260. I have read instances of
other owners receiving satisfactory service in out-of-warranty
situations via this number. Whirlpool knows these washers are ****, so
they no doubt have a scripted procedure in place to deal with these
situations. Be firm, but also be polite. Maybe drop the word "recall"
and see what happens.
I jhavent got to figure out what an F1 is. I suspect its a "Fill" code 1?
Does it fill with water okay? If it dosnt fill within a cretian time I bet the computer see this and causes a F1? But Im guessing.
If it is this take your hoses off the washer not the faucet. put loose ends in the washer tub and hold em down while Turning on the water. Look for rust, sand or any thing that might be coming into the screens. If you have low water pressure this could be the cause also. But only remove the hose on the faucet end if you have low water pressure then look for the screens on the faucet end. Also check the inlet of the washer at the water valve for mud, dirt or anything.
I need to know if this is what an F1 code is if you wouldn't mind posting back and if this helps you please rate me as high as you can. Thank you and good luck.