A long drain time is shown by the Whirlpool washer error number F9 E1. This indicates that the washer is taking too long to empty the tub of water. This error number is frequently linked to an issue with the drain system. You can follow these procedures to troubleshoot and fix the F9 E1 problem code:
- Check for blockages: Start by ensuring that the drain hose is not kinked, bent, or blocked. Disconnect the drain hose from the washer and check for any obstructions. Clear any debris or lint that may be obstructing the hose or drain pipe.
- Verify the drain pump: The F9 E1 error code can also occur if the drain pump is not functioning properly. Check if the drain pump is clogged or if it has any visible damage. Manually rotate the pump impeller to ensure it moves freely. If the pump is damaged or obstructed, it may need to be cleaned or replaced.
- Check the drain filter: Some Whirlpool washers have a drain filter located near the bottom front of the machine. If your washer has a drain filter, inspect it for debris and clean it if necessary. A clogged drain filter can impede proper water drainage.
- Ensure proper drain height: The drain hose should be positioned at the correct height to allow for proper water drainage. Verify that the drain hose is not inserted too far into the drain pipe, as this can create a siphoning effect and prolong the drain time. The drain hose should be inserted no more than 4.5 inches into the standpipe or drain pipe.
- Reset the washer: Sometimes, an error code can be triggered by a temporary glitch. Reset the washer by unplugging it from the power source for a few minutes. Then, plug it back in and try running a new cycle to see if the error code clears.
If the above steps do not resolve the F9 E1 error code, or if you are unsure about performing the troubleshooting yourself, it is recommended to contact Whirlpool customer support or schedule a service visit from a qualified technician. They can provide further assistance and help diagnose and resolve the issue with your specific washer model.