The indication of the E1 F9 error code on the display of your Whirlpool device is usually accompanied by the inability of the machine to spin and drain properly, so this is the type of error you have to eliminate as soon as possible in order to be able to use the washer.
What can cause the E1 F9 Error?
So with the appearance of this error code on the display, your machine stops being able to pump out the water from the tank, and can not proceed any further operations.
The most common explanation for the E1 F9 Error on the screen of your appliance is the malfunction of the drain system, which can cause whether by damage or failure of one of its elements or by clogging.
As you know, the drainage system of your machine consists of a drain hosepipe, filter, or pump. So one of these details can be broken or plugged.
Another reason can be in a temporary glitch or the serious malfunction of the control panel, but this is pretty rare and shall be checked in the last term.
How to fix the E1 F9 Error?
The first thing to do is, as usual, rebooting your machine. Give it a rest for 10-15 minutes and switch it back on. If you are lucky — the code will disappear from the screen and the machine will start operating normally. In case it is not that easy, start inspecting the drain system of your device.
Unplug the device and check the hosepipe for any clogs and damages, then proceed with the filter. There might have been some foreign objects stuck in there, which do not let the water drain properly. Even if there is nothing, you can still rinse the filter before installing it back.
After you checked and cleaned the filter and the hosepipe, switch to the pump. This is also a pretty common explanation for this error code that appears on the screen. To find the pump you have to remove the top panel of your machine. The first you need to check is whether all the wire connections are fine. Some of them might have burned out or torn, and have to be replaced.
Test the wires with the multimeter, the resistance has to be around 16 Ohms, so if it’s less, you need to find a reason and fix it. Then examine the pump itself, there may be visible signs of damage, or the resistance between two parts of it can be weak or missing, this can also be checked with the multimeter.
If the drain pump is in order, the last thing to check is the main control board, which is most likely to be replaced, but it’s recommended to contact a specialist for the proper diagnostic and repairs or replacement, as this is a very important and complicated electronic component of your washer.