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Washer flashes error message

When you start the cycle it takes in detergent and some water, however, stops soon after with a flashing message F 07OR 07 F. I have no idea what that means and switching it to another cycle does not allieviate the problem.

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  • Ferdinand29 Apr 13, 2009

    On my washer the display showed also F07. I replaced the motor control unit, but this didn´t help. However, when I checked the motor; one of the carbon brushes was totally worn out. So now I´m going to replace it, to see if that solves the problem. // Goran, Malmoe, Sweden

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I had the same problem with my AWM8163.The display flashed F07. I did check all the connections, but that was not the problem.
I found out that it was the brushes on the elektro-motor.To find out you can take of the back-panel where you find the motor. Losen 2 screws /bolts M13, take away the drive-belt,take away the bolts and the wiring. Then you can take out the motor and check the brushes.The are mounted back of the motor(black brackets)with two screws. If they don`t make kontakt with the motor it is woren out.Replace them with new ones from a dealer-shop. Remember to unplug the electricity of the machine before working on it !Good luck :-)

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F07 is a motor control unit error, The central control board has detected a short in the motor control board. Now it could be a simple as your harness working its way loose where you have a bad connection. You can remove the top by removing the 3 screws in the back and sliding the top toward the rear. You will be able to see the central control board center in back. Check all the harness plugs to see if they are set by unplugging them and reinserting them. You can drop the front bottom panel by removing the screws holding it in place, lift up a little and remove. You will see the motor control board. Try unplugging the harness motor at the motor and re-inserting it. Sometimes the connection works itself loose. If the aformentioned does not solve the problem, either your motor control board or motor itself is the issue.

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