I understand how inconvenient it can be to have an error code on your washer since this can keep your washer from working properly and I hope to be of some help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I recommend you resubmit your question and include the model number of your washer so that the expert will provide you with a more detailed answer. I did mange to find a link that will provide you with more information about you r problem: managemylife.com/mmh/questions/123053-does-f1-error-code-1
. I hope my link is useful.