Whirlpool top load washer F8 E1 error. F8E1 error code will display when water is not entering the washer. Most probable reason for the Whirlpool error F8 E1 is the water supply valves are not fully open. Water supply valves that supply water to the washer may be partially open or completely off. Turn the water supply valves to fully open to resume water back to the washer. Whirlpool Product Help | Whirlpool Top Load Washers
Whirlpool Washer F8 E1 Error = WATER SUPPLY ISSUE
Use the 3 steps below to troubleshoot why the washer shows the F8 E1 error code…
1. Water Supply Valves – Not Fully OPEN
Hot and cold water supplies must be turned ON.
F8 E1 error code on washing machine indicates water valves may not be turned on.
Washing machine water sensor cannot detect that both water supply valves are open.
TO CLEAR ERROR CODE: FULLY OPEN THE WATER SUPPLY VALVES BEHIND WASHER
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2. Water Inlet Hoses – Not Connected
BOTH water inlet hoses need to be connected.
Washer has sensors that detect the water supply, this requires both hoses to be connected to the water valve.
HOT and COLD water inlet hoses must be securely connected.
Inspect the water inlet hoses for kinks as this can cause restricted water flow.
TO CLEAR ERROR CODE: CONNECT CLEAN AND KINK FREE HOT AND COLD WATER SUPPLY HOSES
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3. Drain Hose – Inserted Too Far Into Standpipe
Drain hose is inserted into the standpipe TOO FAR DOWN.
Washer drain hose cannot be extended more than 4.5″ (114 mm or 113 mm) into standpipe.
U-shaped drain hose form will help to obtain the correct depth. (Attach to standpipe or drainpipe)
Drain hose issues can cause the washer to siphon (fills and drains at the same time) and washer does not fill to the proper level.
TO CLEAR ERROR CODE: BE SURE DRAIN PIPE IS INSERTED AT THE CORRECT DEPTH – NO SIPHONING
NOTE: Using anti-flood devices on a washing machine may reduce the water pressure and amount of water entering the appliance.
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When the F8 E1 error issue is fixed by using the steps above, the washer may need to be reset…
HOW TO RESET WHIRLPOOL WASHER
(Methods for removing the displayed error code will vary by model number washer)
Whirlpool Washer Reset Method
-Unplug the washing machine for 1 minute.
-Plug the washing machine back into power.
-Select the wash cycle and press the START button.
Whirlpool Washer Error Code Clear 1
-Press the PAUSE or the CANCEL button two times.
-Press the POWER button one time.
Whirlpool Washer Error Code Clear 2
-Press the POWER key one time.
-Washer begins draining for 10 minutes.
-Press the POWER button one time to power the washer back ON.
What happens to the washer when it displays F8 E1?
Washer lid will be locked when the F8 E1 error is displayed and the control panel will also be nonresponsive.
– To reset this, press the POWER key and the washing machine should begin draining for 10 minutes.
– After the draining has stopped, check the water supply valves at the back of the washer and be sure they are FULLY OPEN.
– POWER the washer back ON and resume normal operation.
The above is the most likely scenario for the F8 E1 error code on Whirlpool top load washers. However there are many different reasons for the F8 E1 error code.
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