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How do I fix my whirlpool door locked light flashing on my washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The whirlpool washer error code e1 f9 door locked light flashing means that the washer door is not fully closed. This error code can happen for a variety of reasons, such as if something is blocking the door from closing properly, or if the door latch is not fully engaged. If the door is not fully closed, the washer will not be able to start and will display this error code. To fix this, make sure that nothing is blocking the door from closing, and that the door latch is fully engaged.

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1. Check if the washer is plugged in

First, unplug the washer from the power outlet. If the washer does not turn off, check the outlet to ensure that it is properly plugged in. If the outlet is properly plugged in, the problem may be with the washer. If the washer still does not turn off, check the breaker panel. If the breaker panel is properly unplugged, the problem may be with the washer. If the breaker panel is properly unplugged, the problem may be with the wiring in the house. If the wiring is properly unplugged, the problem may be with the washer. If the washer still does not turn off, the problem may be with the washer.

2. Check if the door is closed properly

  1. Open the door of the whirlpool washer to see if it is closed properly.
  2. Look for a red "L" or "C" on the door, and make sure it is lit.
  3. If the "L" or "C" is lit, the door is not properly closed.
  4. Close the door and make sure it is properly closed.
  5. If the "L" or "C" is not lit, the door is properly closed.

3. Check the wiring and connections

  1. Verify the power is on to the washer.
  2. Verify all wiring is properly connected and there are no broken or loose connections.
  3. Verify all door switches are working properly and the door is properly locked.
  4. Check the washer water level and make sure it is at the minimum fill line.
  5. Verify all hoses and connections are properly attached and not kinked.
  6. Verify the washer is set on the correct spin cycle and water level is correct.

4. Unplug the washer and plug it back in

  1. Lift up the front panel of the washer.
  2. Find and unplug the power cord from the washer.
  3. Find and unplug the water supply hose from the back of the washer.
  4. Locate and remove the whirlpool washer e1 f9 door lock.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the washer, and then reconnect the water supply hose.
  6. Replace the whirlpool washer e1 f9 door lock.

5. Restart the washer

  1. Turn off the washer by unplugging the power cord.
  2. Open the front door.
  3. Remove the water inlet hose by pulling it straight out.
  4. Open the door on the front of the washer.
  5. Remove the two screws that hold the control panel in place.
  6. Lift the control panel out of the way.
  7. Turn the power supply to the washer off by unplugging the power cord.
  8. Disconnect the dishwasher hose from the water inlet on the front of the washer.
  9. Move the front of the washer so that the waterline is pointing down.
  10. Lift the front of the washer so that the front panel is clear of the waterline.
  11. Locate the circuit board with the whirlpool washer e1 f9 door locked light flashing.
  12. Push down on the circuit board until it pops out of the mounting holes.
  13. Replace the circuit board by gently pressing it into the mounting holes.
  14. Replace the front panel by pressing it into the mounting holes.
  15. Plug the power supply back in and turn on the washer.

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

  1. Contact customer service.