This is an error code relevant to the old Hoover New Wave washing machines.
E1 = timed out on either fill, heat or draining. This is a typically ambiguous and confusing error code in that it is shared by 3 totally separate and unconnected types of fault instead of having a separate error code for each fault. You need to watch the washing machine to see when it aborts to get an idea which of the three areas to look at.
If the washing machine aborts at the beginning of the program, or whilst trying to fill for rinsing then it may have timed out on fill – (Washing machine won’t fill with water (or no water goes into washing machine))
If it aborts during the wash, once it’s filled successfully with water and before the rinse section it’s probably timed out on heat. In my experience this was often after 15 – 20 minutes washing – (Could be a faulty connection on the heater or an open circuit heating element)
If it aborts and shows the error code E1 just after the wash has finished at the section when it should pump out the water prior to moving onto the rinsing section – or during rinsing when it’s already successfully filled with cold water but is trying to drain the water out then it may have a draining error and has timed out on draining. ( Washing machine won’t drain water )
If it is draining the water but still giving the E1 error just before it should start spinning it may be a faulty pressure system or blocked pressure chamber, which is preventing the “all the water has gone” signal so the washer thinks it’s not draining. Check this Washerhelp forum topic for more details – Hoover pressure chamber system – how it controls water levels
Other diy washing machine general help Common washing machine faults and general diy advice | Appliance Error codes article (General article – not a list of error codes)