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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Help with bearing
i do hope that you have been using he detergent if not it will take the bearing out, if you have then the bearing just went bad i would call whirlpool at 800-874-4698 they may be able to offer assistance if you dont have an extended contract on the washer
Posted on May 13, 2008
SOURCE: F6 & Won't Spin
The error is an indication a motor speed problem. You will need to check the following:
- Check the wiring harness. Verify all connections between the Drive Motor, Motor Control Unit (MCU), and Central Control Unit (CCU).
NOTE: The MCU is a circuit board located in the vicinity of the Drive Motor on the bottom rear of the washer. To access the MCU, you will need to remove the back panel of the washer.
NOTE: The CCU is the main computer for the washer and is located behind the wash tub. You will need to remove the top panel to access the CCU. This is accomplished by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top in place. Once the screws are removed, the top panel will slide back, then lift off.
- Check the Drive Motor. Perform a continuity check of the Drive Motor windings. Remove the connector plug and check across pins 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and 1 to 3. All readings should be approximately 6 ohms. HINT: You can also take this reading by removing connector 2 from the MCU and measuring across pins 1, 2 and 3. If the readings are good, this will also prove the wiring and connector good.
- Check the MCU. The connectors are numbered 1 to 3 (L to R). That is, with the MCU installed, connector 1 is on the bottom, followed by 2 in the middle, and 3 on top.
Connector 1 - is the serial communications link between the MCU and CCU and has three wires. At the opposite end, this will be the 2nd connector from the rear on the left-hand side of the CCU.
Connector 2 - is the link between the MCU and the Drive Motor. Pins 1, 2, and 3 on this connector are the Drive Motor windings. Pins 4 and 5 are for the tachometer.
Connector 3 – is the primary power connector. Pins 1 to 2 should read 120VAC with the door in the locked position. Pin 3 is ground. At the opposite end, this is the 4th connector from the right on the front of the CCU.
NOTE: All the connector pins are numbered R to L.
If your continuity readings are normal for the Drive Motor and you have verified all connectors, replace the MCU.
If any of the Drive Motor windings indicate readings higher that 6 ohms, replace the Drive Motor.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2010
The damage to the machine needs to be looked at to see if it can work ok or needs repairing.
Why was the repair man so expensive ?
Maybe get price of another repair company ?
only you can decide wether you want to do job yourself or to get new machine with warranty.
Posted on Feb 07, 2011
SOURCE: On my duet washer model
f 6 is a motor speed error the following link tells how to trouble shoot the issue http://www.fixya.com/support/r714929-f06_error_whirlpool_duet_kenmore_elite
this problem was also answered previously by another technician on fixya in this post as well http://www.fixya.com/support/t3377083-washer_displays_f_06_mean
if you have any further questions message me back note that on his post mcu stands for motor control unit and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows for me to help others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
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