The F7E1 error code indicates a problem with the motor speed sensor, also known as the tachometer. The washer’s control unit relies on the tachometer signal to regulate motor speed during wash cycles. When the control unit doesn’t receive a proper signal, it triggers the F7E1 error.

Whirlpool Washing Machine F7E1 Error Code
Whirlpool Washing Machine F7E1 Error Code: Diagnosis and Solutions

Possible Causes of F7E1 Err or:

  • Motor issues: The motor itself might not be functioning correctly. This could be due to a malfunctioning motor, a blockage preventing rotation, or a loose connection in the wiring harness.
  • Tachometer problems: The tachometer itself might be faulty and unable to generate a signal, even if the motor is running.
  • Wiring faults: Disconnections or breaks in the wires connecting the tachometer to the control unit can interrupt the signal.

Troubleshooting the Whirlpool Washing Machine F7E1 Error Code: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Check for blockages. Ensure the drum spins freely by hand. Remove any laundry items that might be causing obstruction. Listen for unusual noises or grinding during rotation, which could indicate a physical issue.
  2. Overload: Reduce the laundry load if you suspect an overload situation, especially after running multiple cycles in a row or washing bulky items. High ambient temperatures can also contribute to overloading.
  3. Inspect wiring: Visually check the wiring harness connections between the motor assembly and motor control board for any loose or damaged wires.
  4. Advanced troubleshooting (consult a qualified appliance repair person if needed):
    • Using a multimeter, measure the resistance of the motor windings (around 8-22 ohms) to check for motor health.
    • Measure the tachometer resistance with a multimeter to assess its functionality.
    • In some cases, replacing the motor control board might be necessary.

Additional informations:

  • The F7E1 code can be related to other error codes like F7E2 (motor control unit overheating), F7E3 (motor control unit overcurrent), F7E4 (motor overheating), F7E8 (motor disconnected), F7E9 (motor-locked), F7E10 or F7EA (motor control phase missing), and F7E12 or F7EC (motor overload). If you encounter these codes alongside F7E1, it suggests a more serious issue with the motor assembly or motor control board.
  • The thermal protector might trip due to motor overload or high ambient temperatures (above 40°C). This is a safety feature to prevent damage.

By following these steps, you can diagnose the cause of the F7E1 error and potentially fix the problem yourself.

Leave a Reply