Does your Whirlpool washing machine show an error code e01 f01 while trying to wash your week’s load of laundry? Code e01 f01 indicates a more technical and complicated problem at hand.
Your washing machine would display the code e01 f01 to refer to a problem in its central control unit (CCU) which controls the motor of the washer.
Ideally, your first course of action would be to unplug the washer and check if the voltage, polarity, grounding, and your washer’s dedicated circuit are functioning as usual.
Wait for 1-5 minutes to allow the CCU to reset and plug your machine back in.
Is it still showing the same error code after all of that? Then keep reading further.
All Solutions To The Whirlpool Washer Error Code e01 fo1
Suppose there is a problem with the internal parts of the washing machine. In that case, it is imperative that you will need to do a bit of disassembling of your machine and do a close inspection of the circuitry and detect any faults visually.
Problems in the EEPROM
Now you may ask, what is an EEPROM? It is a component of the washer that gives out signals to the other parts of the machine and makes them work in the selected mode.
It also stores the instructions needed for the washer’s components to function when being set to a mode.
F01 E01 might as well be an indication of a problem in the EEPROM, as it may not be able to send out instructional signals to the other components of the machine in case the circuit becomes disjointed.
As a countermeasure, solder any disconnected contacts and then reassemble the machine.
If the error still persists, you may have to replace the memory module, as the EEPROM may lose the coded instructions needed for a selected mode to work. It typically costs around $3 to buy and replace that part.
Another issue that this particular error code may infer could be a loss in connectivity between the EEPROM and the control unit of your washer. If you disassemble the machine, obviously look for loose connections in the CCU.
Also, look out for plugs and connectors to ensure they are fastened well and tight. Furthermore, carefully check all the connections to the interference filter (IF). If everything seems normal as is, and after fixing any loose connections, reassemble your machine and power it again.
If the error code does not disappear still, you will need to detect the input voltage at the IF with a voltmeter and turn on the machine. If you do not have the voltmeter, then examine the power cord. If everything is normal, then solder the IF.
It is also essential to ensure that there is power at the input of the control unit. To detect that, connect the voltmeter probes to pins 1 and 2 of the IF2 connector.
If that is missing, look out for the wiring harness and the connections between the interference filter and the electronic module and fix any issues there involving the power cord, transistors, or cables.
The Main Control Board
After intervening so heavily into the internal circuitry of the machine, if your problem is still not fixed, you would be frustrated. And to be fair, anyone would look at that point.
But we implore you to bear with us for a bit longer.
F01 E01 could indicate lost connections within the control board. Your washing machine may shake around a bit too much, which could result in a few lost connections within the control board.
You could come up with a non-technical approach by tightening the wires and somehow having the board fastened in one place. That way, the machine could shake as much as it wants, but the wires would be fastened securely.
The board may also be damaged due to a surge in voltage drop within the electronic network, causing it to become wholly burnt. The only solution, in this case, would be to entirely replace the control board and buy a new one.
The typical cost of a new control board may lie within $300 to over $500, depending on the model of your machine.
1. Should I alone repair and replace the internal parts of the machine?
Only if you know what you are doing with the washing machine; if not, it is best to avoid doing anything on your own and seek professional help. You may do some irrevocable damage to the machine if you mishandle any parts, and it may end up costing more in repairs later. Better safe than sorry.
2. Is error e01 f01 similar to e01 f09?
Somewhat. The f01 error indicates that there is a problem in the relay on the CCU controlling the drain pump, or there is a loss in the connection between the EEPROM and the CCU (we know, big words, but you should get the hang of them by now). However, Whirlpool washer e01 f09 error hints explicitly at a problem in the washer’s drain hose. It may be that the Whirlpool washing machine cannot drain water properly.
The Whirlpool Washer Error Code e01 f01 problem could be a fatal and daunting situation at hand, especially if your week’s load of laundry is in the wait and you are potentially running out of clothes to wear.
But we hope our comprehensive guide has given you plenty of ideas on what to do and how to tackle this problem.