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Amana Washer Error Codes

Amana Washer Error Code F9 E1

If your Amana washer displays the error code F9 E1, it’s signaling that the drain times are longer than expected, typically exceeding eight (8) minutes. This issue can be attributed to various factors, but rest assured, it’s a manageable problem with a few troubleshooting steps.

  1. Kinked or Clogged Drain Hose: Check the drain hose for any kinks or obstructions. A kinked or clogged hose can impede proper water drainage, triggering the F9 E1 error. Ensure the hose is free from bends and blockages.
  2. Proper Drain Hose Installation: Confirm that the drain hose is installed correctly. Utilize the U-shaped drain hose form to prevent kinking. The standpipe (drainpipe) height should be within the range of 39″ (99 cm) minimum to 96″ (244 cm) maximum.
  3. Excessive Suds: High-efficiency (HE) detergent is recommended for Amana washers. Excessive suds can lead to longer drain times. Make sure you’re using the appropriate detergent to avoid this issue.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Inspect the Drain Hose: Examine the entire length of the drain hose for kinks, twists, or clogs. Ensure it is properly installed without any restrictions.
  2. Check for Excessive Suds: If you observe an excess of suds during a wash cycle, this might be a contributing factor. Switch to HE detergent and use the recommended amount for your load size.
  3. Verify Standpipe Height: Confirm that the standpipe height falls within the specified range of 39″ (99 cm) minimum to 96″ (244 cm) maximum.

For more detailed guidance on installing the drain hose correctly, refer to our blog post on “How to Install the Drain Hose.” Proper installation is crucial for efficient drainage and preventing the recurrence of the F9 E1 error.

By addressing these common issues associated with the F9 E1 error code, you can restore your Amana washer to optimal functionality.

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