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FIXED Whirlpool washer WFW72HEDW0 error code F8 E1


Premium Member
Dec 31, 2021
SF Bay Area
Model Number
6-10 years
Our washer is showing the E1 F8 error code for Heavy Duty cycles (hot water) all the time now. And for Normal cycles (warm water), it takes a long time to fill but eventually runs successfully. Cycles that use cold water seem to run fine. We've checked water supply, hoses, pressure, screens, etc. and all are fine. Quick Diagnostic Test runs without any error codes. We checked resistance of the 3 solenoids on the inlet valve and that also seems fine. However, couldn't there still be a mechanical problem that stops the valve from opening? We're trying to decide if we need to buy a new inlet valve. Thanks.
Here's your tech. data sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pPEXw7rQUARNdrtWcrvEKY3llYEjjNbq/view?usp=share_link

F8E1--->NO WATER DETECTED ENTERING WASHER OR WATER LEVEL SENSOR TRIP NOT DETECTED--->The washer does not detect water input after 12 minutes of filling.
Possible Causes
• Is water supply connected and turned on?
• Check for blocked or kinked inlet hoses.
• Low water pressure or blocked hose screens.
• Check for proper drain hose installation. Is water siphoning out of the drain hose? Drain hose must not be more than 4.5" (114 mm) into drain pipe. Make sure drain hose is not sealed into drain pipe, and that there is an air gap for ventilation.
• Check connections from tub to air trap, air trap to pressure hose, and pressure hose to water level sensor.
Is pressure hose pinched, kinked, plugged, or leaking air?
• See TEST #6 (Water Inlet Valves) on page 16.
• See TEST #7 (Water Level Sensor) on page 17.

If you have plenty of water pressure to the machine, and the water inlet valve screens are not clogged, then the problem is the water inlet valve itself.

Here's the water inlet valve for your model:
W10599356 Valve

Let us know how it goes after you replace it.:)

Another member had this same issue and his model uses the exact same water inlet valve yours does and that fixed it:
Just as you predicted, replacing the inlet valve solved the problem. I just did a Heavy Duty cycle with no error codes. Thanks for your help!
Excellent, glad to hear the new water inlet valve fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

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