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I have a brand new Whirlpool WFW9050 front load washer. I keep getting an F8E1 error code. I followed manual instructions and restarted washer each time. If I turn off/on about 4 times, it will eventually load enough water and complete the cycle. Is there a simple fix? I am thinking of just taking it back.

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Return it as defective.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(try this JUST IN CASE!)
Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not go to spin or release the door lock if there is water still left inside.
Here are my complete and general pre-typed (!) guidance notes for checking both the drain filter and the drain motor ;-0)

If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to pursuade it to come out to play!

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
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Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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SOURCE: Error Code F8E1 on Whirlpool Duet

I have the Whirlpool Duet washer and got the F8E1 error code. I had the mother board replaced less than a year ago so there was no way I was going to have another service call.
During the spin cycle, my washer got forced out from the wall due to the load getting unbalanced.
The washer would fill with water at the start of the cycle but would not STOP filling so then the error code would start beeping thus shutting the machine down. I thought it was the fill valve, but it wasn't.
I took off the top lid and on the right hand side is a little 'fuse' type plug which connects to the hoses and it had come loose and was unplugged from it's connector. I plugged it back in and presto! Everything works. The jarring of the machine away from the wall had loosened it over time I guess and the violent spinning cycle today finally dislodged it.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011

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SOURCE: F8E1 on my whirlpool duet WFW9150 front load

Its messed up! As soon as the warranty goes out so does it. I will never buy another whirlpool product. This has been nothing but constant with whirlpool. Nothing is wrong with it except it ran out of warranty. Cheaper to just buy a new one than waste time trying to fix it.

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SOURCE: F8E1 on my whirlpool duet WFW9150 front load

for those that have cheked and found that it was not a hole in the line and replaced the pressure switch - which i did - my solution was removing the black bladder and checking for any obstuctions for the float ball to work properly - surprise i found stuff - removed it and now it works - so please for 10 min more try that

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Duet. What does F8E1 code indicate needs to be done to restore operation?

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Question: Front Load Washer - Error Code - F8 E1 or LO FL Answer Product Symptom:
Front Load Washer - Error Code - F8 E1 or LO FL

F8 E1 or LO FL Code in display:
No water detected entering washer after 13 minutes, the pressure switch input has not been detected.
If the washer has an F8 E1 error or LO FL error, the door will be locked, and the control will be unresponsive. The washer will start a drain routine which takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes, during which time the pump will run continuously. The control will not accept any input during this time. Please wait 10 minutes before trying to perform any functions.
Check the water supply:

Turn on the water. Check the household water supply to see if the hot and cold water faucets are turned on. Make sure to open both faucets completely for proper fill.

NOTE: Both Hot and Cold water must be supplied to the washer.

Whirlpool recommends that appliances be direct connected to the water supply for optimum machine performance.
If a "flood saver" device is being considered:
  • Check with the manufacturer of the device to ensure it will not affect the performance of the appliance.

  • Whirlpool has experienced that "flood safety" devices can interfere with the performance of the appliance. Whirlpool typically does not recommend these devices.
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f8 is shown when the heater circuit is on with no water in.. it doesnt do it when you unplug the pressure switch because your disabling the heat protect circuit


F08 indicates pressure switch stuck on full.

Unplug the appliance from the wall socket.

Take the top off the machine.

Locate the pressure switch, you can identify it by the thin tube attached to it.

Take the tube off, blow down this tube as hard as you can to shift any blockage or restriction in the pressure chamber. Give the pressure switch a couple of good taps with the screwdriver handle.

Refit the tube and try the machine again.

If still doing it, unplug again and follow the tube down.

This end will be attached to the pressure chamber.

Take this chamber off and thoroughly clean it out, clean out the port into the tub too.

Reassemble and try again.

If after this it's still faulty you'll need to start replacing parts.

I'd suggest trying a new pressure switch first.

Failing this, if all of the above fails to resolve the problem you're possibly looking at a faulty main control board.

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