Unfortunately, Whirlpool washing machines may face many potential problems like any front-load washer.
What Do E01 and F03 Mean on a Whirlpool Washer?
The digits of the error code mean the main control board can’t get the proper signal from the pressure switch.
The first two digits signify a problem with the pressure switch, which controls the water level. The second two digits denote the location of the problem: the control board or nearby elements.
How Do You Fix the F3 E1 Error on a Whirlpool Washer?
1. Unplug the Washing Machine
It’s helpful to turn the power off your Whirlpool duet washer. Then, disconnect it from the power supply for 15 minutes. Then, try plugging it and starting a trial cycle. If the error code disappears, you’ve just fixed an electronic failure.
2. Check the Pressure Switch
The pressure switch and its pressure hose together are the most common source for this error. Besides being a water level sensor, the pressure switch hose has a nozzle, protects the machine from overheating, and gets the drain pump to start. So, it’s essential to optimal operation.
The first step is to remove the top of the washer. The pressure switch hose is located between the pressure switch and the air trap. Ensure that it isn’t pinched, twisted, or punctured. If it isn’t pinched or so, disconnect the pressure switch hose and blow it out to ensure it’s unclogged.
If the error still appears on the screen after you test the machine, the switch may be the problem. Test the pressure switch, or get a technician to repair it. You might have to replace the switch.
3. Inspect the Air Trap Tube
If you’ve replaced the pressure sensor of your device and the signal’s still around, the pipe is probably the reason for that malfunction. And what caused it is the soapy scum and mineral deposits inside.
When the pipe gets clogged from the soapy mess, it puts pressure on the pressure switch. Hence, it can’t perform adequately. So, after removing it, merely unclog it, clean it, and put it back.
4. Examine the Wiring and Main Control Board
If all else fails, there’s nothing left to blame but the wires or board. Examine the wires connected to the pressure sensor. If they’re damaged or burned, replace them.
If you’ve taken care of the wires but the signal won’t go away, it’s 100% a board breakdown. In that case, a technician will either repair it, get a new one, or resort to replacing the whole unit.
Other Whirlpool Duet Washer Error Codes
To sum up, this error means that the main control isn’t receiving the proper signal from the pressure switch, which may not detect the water level. The solution is to reboot the unit, examine the pressure hose and switch, check the airlock tube, or inspect the wiring and board.