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Keep getting a f1 error

It seems that when the washer is trying to fill we get this f1 if you stop and restart it will finally wash. we did replace the water hoses and the water pressure increased alot but we still get the code

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HI,

The F1 error code indicates a problem with the water level pressure transducer signal on the machine control board. This can be caused by a kinked or torn air pressure tube that runs from the bottom of the washer tub up to a connection on the machine control board (the water level pressure transducer is on the machine control board on this washer). It can also be caused by a defective machine control board.

Hope it helps

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • Brandy Nov 10, 2011

    I just called Whirlpool today 11/10/11 with the F1 issue. Whirlpool is contacting our local appliance store/repair place and arranging to pay them for the service call and work needed to repair the machine. In the meantime, the Whirlpool rep tells me the washer will most likely not be able to wash any more loads. With baby #6 coming in 5 weeks, this is a big concern! Hopefully the small town repair guys will come through for me.

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