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This most always indicates a failure of the main control board that is on the left side under the top in many cases. F1 simply indicates a board failure- not exactly which board though. Part#w10111606 is the main.
There are indeed several boards on this dryer in the console, but I have never had any failures of any but the one I mentioned. Repairclinic.com allows parts ro be returned, so you may want the peace of mind in case yours turns out to be the rare case of a problem in another board.
Yes, it takes 5 minutes to take off the top and change the control. Very easy.