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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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!
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
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!
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
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
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.
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
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
Posted on Apr 05, 2014
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