E01 error code on Whirlpool washer

When the E01 error code on Whirlpool washer appears on the display, the door does not lock. As a result, the washing does not start, and the machine itself does not respond to the buttons. How to be It’s necessary to understand what’s the matter.

What is the error E01 related to?

An error indicates a poorly closed front loading door. On topload models, displays as FDL or FDU. It is a consequence of a malfunction:

  • blocker;
  • castle;
  • wiring;
  • boards.

How to fix the problem yourself?

To disappear error code E01, you need:

  • make sure that a foreign thing does not fall into the cuff of the hatch (circular gasket);
  • correct clothes protruding from the drum and continue washing;
  • reboot the unit by unplugging it from the power outlet for 5-10 minutes, and then plug it back into the power supply;
  • open the door, and then close it, pressing firmly against the frame rim, and press the “Start” button.

If the error disappeared from the display, then the problem was random, if not, serious measures may be required with tangible costs.

What actions are needed?

When the E01 error does not disappear from the display, please contact the service center or try to fix it yourself. Attention should be focused on three elements: the hatch blocking device, the control board and on the cable from the door to the controller.

Lock Replacement

Most often it is he who becomes the cause of the error. The only solution is to reinstall it. If you do not change the door lock device in time, the triac and resistors may burn out after a while, again calling the E01 error code on Whirlpool washer. The price of a new door lock for a washing machine is from $ 30 – $ 100.

Signal Recovery

The wiring goes from the loading hatch to the controller on the main board and transmits the appropriate command. If the connection is lost, error code E01 appears on the screen. To fix it, check the entire harness: inspect for damage or check the wires with a multimeter. If a break is detected, twist and insulate the ends. Also insert the plugs more tightly into the sockets and secure the loose slots.

Repair control module

In most cases, the board is repairable: basically the triac and resistors are damaged. But first, you need to identify the burned-out elements on the control board. Only a specialist can cope with this task, re-soldering them to serviceable ones. If all else fails and error E01 appears again, replace the control board. It costs from $148 to $277.

Author: David Hoover