I was a little impatient with a load of laundry today and canceled my Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer a little early so that I could get throw another load in and get to work, instead it decided to stop working and give me an error code of F 01 flashing on the little display. I didn’t have any time to figure it out until I got home tonight when I was supposed to be doing my homework, or at least sleeping! Anyways, searched on google and found a beautiful reference to the error code at http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/appliances/error-code-f-01-whirlpool-duet-washer-250513.html from the user v111. At first I couldn’t figure out what he was saying because his post was truncated and I had to read all the way to page four of the comments to find his whole process for fixing my broken washer:
Hi, After about year and half Whirlpool duet sport gave F01 error code. The technician manual is located under the lower front panel. There are three possible reasons for F0: 1) EEPROM ERROOR. Unplug a washer for two minutes. Try running it again. (Did not work for me). 2) MAIN RELAYS ERROR. The tech manual suggests replacing CCU. The following is what I did and it fixed the problem, however. Unplug the washer. Remove the top cover by removing the three screws on the back. The CCU unit is in the right bottom corner if standing in front of the washer – it has a lot of wiring. Plug in the unit. While listening to the CCU start any washing cycle. After pressing START you should hear the relay to click. If it clicks twice, within a less than a second, it has a problem. Unplug the washer. Without disconnecting any wires remove the CCU cage from the washer wall. Stand now on the right hand side of the washer in such way that the CCU cage is under your left hand. Pull the right upper corner of the CCU plastic cage (it has a tab) away from you, slide the cage to the right by about an inch, and pull the entire cage away from you. Now knock on the back side of the cage 4-5 times with a bit of force. Install the CCU cage back. Plug in the unit. Try some washing cycle again. If it did not help, repeat the procedure. If it did not work again, see the following. 3) PUMP DRIVE ERROR. The tech manual suggests replacing CCU.
I did have some problem removing the CCU because I was trying to remove the front plate instead of the whole unit like he suggests. If you are seeing circuit board, you are removing the wrong thing. The whole piece slides off moving away from you if you are facing the front of the washer, just release the clip and push until it releases. I gave it a few hard knocks like v111 recommended and I am listening to my washer work as I type. I am so thankful for the internet and for people like v111 who share their solutions with the world. Thank you so much!!