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How do I fix an F1 error on a Whirlpool Cabrio washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The F1 code on a Whirlpool Cabrio washer indicates that there is a problem with the washer's control board. This error code can be caused by a number of things, including a power surge, a faulty control board, or a problem with the washer's wiring.

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1. Check the wash cycle settings

  1. Open the machine by pressing the release button.
  2. Look for the "Wash Cycle" control panel on the machine.
  3. Look for the "Wash Cycle" selector switch and turn it to the "Delayed" position.
  4. Check the "Delay Start Time" setting. This should be set to "0".
  5. Check the "Delay End Time" setting. This should be set to "24".
  6. Check the "Selective Wash" setting. This should be set to "Off".
  7. Check the "Rinse" setting. This should be set to "Off".
  8. Close the machine by pressing the release button.

2. Check the water temperature settings

  1. Remove the water tank from the whirlpool cabrio washer.
  2. Check the water temperature setting.
  3. If the water temperature is incorrect, set the water temperature to the correct value and replace the water tank.
  4. Reconnect the water line to the whirlpool cabrio washer.
  5. Test the whirlpool cabrio washer.

3. Check the water level settings

  1. Verify that the water level is set to the proper level in the washer tub.
  2. If the water level is not set to the proper level, adjust the water level so that the washer tub is at the proper level.
  3. If the water level is still not set to the proper level, replace the water level sensor.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Check the detergent dispenser.
  2. Clean the washer tub.
  3. Clean the washer filters.
  4. Clean the washer drain.
  5. Inspect the washer hoses.
  6. Replace the washer lid switch.
  7. Replace the washer motor.