How do you fix the F3E1 error on a Whirlpool washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The f3e1 whirlpool washer error code indicates a problem with the water level sensor. This sensor is responsible for detecting the amount of water in the washer tub and sending a signal to the control board. If the sensor is not working correctly, it can cause the washer to fill with too much or too little water. This can cause the washer to not operate properly or to stop working altogether.

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1. Remove and clean the fabric softener dispenser

  1. Turn off the washer and unplug the appliance.
  2. Remove the front panel of the washer.
  3. Remove the fabric softener bottle.
  4. Remove the screws that hold the dispenser in place.
  5. Remove the dispenser.
  6. Clean the dispenser with a damp cloth.
  7. Reinstall the dispenser.
  8. Replace the front panel of the washer.

2. Clean the washer tub

2.Remove the front panel. 3.Remove the water inlet hose. 4.Remove the water outlet hose. 5.Remove the drain hose. 6.Clean the tub with a soft cloth and a solution of 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. 7.Scrub the inside of the tub with a brush. 8.Remove any dirt, debris, or lint with a vacuum cleaner. 9.Replace the parts that have been cleaned and replaced as necessary.

3. Check the washer's drain hose for clogs

  1. Remove the front panel of the washer.
  2. Inspect the drain hose for any obstructions.
  3. If there are any obstructions, use a plunger to remove the objects.
  4. Inspect the drain hose for any cuts or tears.
  5. Replace the drain hose if necessary.

4. Check the washer's fill hoses for clogs

  1. Remove the top cover of the washer.
  2. Locate the fill hoses.
  3. Inspect the fill hoses for any signs of clogs.
  4. If there are any clogs, use a plunger to remove the obstruction.
  5. Reinstall the fill hoses and top cover.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Clean the washer's lid switch.
  2. Inspect the washer's drive belt.
  3. Replace the washer's drive belt.
  4. Replace the washer's motor.