Tip & How-To about Washing Machines

Why Is WHIRLPOOL Duet & Duet HT washing machine showing F/10 error code on display?

The error F/10 is shown on the display due to Motor Control Unit (MCU) Heat Sink Thermal Trip detected in the washing machine.
In this problem check the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink .if the MCU seems hot then it’s the faulty part blocking the motor from running.
This will Help.Good Luck.


Posted by on

Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

problem with whirlpool w/m adp4737


Whirlpool Duet & Duet HT & Kenmore w/110 model prefix Frontload Washer Error Codes-OLDER
  • F/H--No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected
  • F/02--Long Drain
  • F/05--Water Temperature Sensor Error
  • F/06--Drive Motor Tachometer Error
  • F/07--Motor Control Unit Error
  • F/09--Overflow Condition
  • F/10--Motor Control Unit (MCU) Heat Sink Thermal Trip
  • F/11--Serial Communication Error
  • F/13--Dispenser Circuit Error
  • F/14--EEPROM Error
  • F/15--Motor Control Unit (MCU) Error
  • Sud--SUDS LOCK (Overdose of Detergent detected during the Wash Cycle)
  • F/dL--Door Lock Error
  • F/dU--Door Unlock Error

Jan 01, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

stops into wash displays f 10


F-10 Washing Machine Error Code

Motor control unit (MCU) heat sink failure error code. Thermal sink on MCU overheating.
- Ensure proper clearance around the washing machine.
- Visually inspect motor control board and central control board wire harness connections.
- Test wire harness to motor connection.

Hope this helps.

May 17, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool Duet Washer error code A10


Motor Control Unit (MCU)
Heat Sink Thermal Trip
If the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink gets too hot, it will open
the thermal protector on the heat sink which will stop motor functions
and an “F/10” will be displayed.
1. Check for proper installation, verify the unit is not located
near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor,
and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.

Feb 07, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

spinning stop and flashes 10


Fault code F10 means the motor is overheating. You may have a failing transmission or corroded wiring. Or the motor may just be failing. Start by trying to run smaller loads and see if this still happens.

"F/10" Motor Control Unit (MCU) Heat Sink Thermal Trip
If the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink gets too hot, it will open the thermal protector on the heat sink which will stop motor functions and an "F/10" will be displayed.
  • Check for Proper Installation, verify the unit is not located near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the MCU, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
  • Check MCU
  • Check Motor

Jan 16, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

e10 code on my kenmore front loading washer


This can mean 1 or 2 things

No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected.

If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.

Or
If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash.

If there is no water in the unit:
1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
2. Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves
3. Verify inlet valve operation

  • If there is water in the unit:
    1. Verify Drain pump operation
    2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch
  • Verify there is not a siphon problem
  • Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check all hoses for possible leaks
  • Verify pressure switch operation
  • Verify flow meter operation
  • Verify CCU operation
OR it could mean

Motor Control Unit (MCU) Heat Sink Thermal Trip
If the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink gets too hot, it will open the thermal protector on the heat sink which will stop motor functions and an "E10" will be displayed
  • Check for Proper Installation, verify the unit is not located near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the MCU, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
  • Check MCU
  • Check Motor

Oct 30, 2009 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?

166 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15451 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...