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F-06 error code

I have been having a problem with F-06 error coe for some time now, multiple techs have checked it. once they changed the entire drum assembly because of a broken shock, i recently replaced the belt and the mcu as advised by the tech but i still get the code. what can this be

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  • adrian33 Sep 22, 2008

    i am sorry it was the ccu i replaced, just slide the top off and replaced it the tech i had out here told me that was the problem and that i needed to replace it. after i replaced it i ran thru the test sequence and it went thru all the testing. where before i replaced that it would not go thru the test fully.

  • mfhay7 Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same F 06 error message. I have a whirlpool duet bought in 2006 for a summer home, so it only is used in the summer.   I called whirlpool and they referred me to Jersey Coast Appliance. The authorized mechanic was out 3 times to a tune of $300 (I could have bought half a washing machine).  He said it was the shocks but when he replaced the (unworn shocks) the problem stayed. Now he says it is a wiring problem that will cost another couple hundred dollars.
    I am reluctant  to throw any more money into this machine and Whirlpool will not stand behind their product.  Any thoughts?

  • adrian33 Sep 22, 2008

    wish i had a solution for you i am still having problems with it if you dont use it for a couple of days you can wash two loads or so, but if used everyday it will not spin the drum out and F-06 will start flashing.

  • mlak Sep 24, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, Have taken the back cover off and checke the wiring on the motor and mcu. It worked a couple of cycles and starts with the F-06 code. I'm gona plunder some more

  • bob4320 Dec 02, 2008

    I had the same problem. F-06 started after the second load. Turned off the breaker to re-boot and it worked for one load then F-06 again. Called A&E factory repair and they were no help. First visit was $120 and they couldn't fix it. Second A&E guy said CCU was bad. He wanted $700 for the repair and service charge ($500 for the CCU alone). I called Whirlpool and after arguing for a while they said they would send me a CCU for $150 but I never could get them to send one so I bought one online for $250. Got the CCU and installed it but still got the F-06. Then decided to change out the MCU ($150) based on another post on this site. Did that today and the problem is fixed. If you have the F-06 problem, suggest starting with the MCU as it is cheaper and most probably the problem before the CCU.

  • adrian33 Dec 02, 2008

    I HAVE FIXED IT CHANGED OUT THE MCU AND ALL IS WELL BEEN WORKING ABOUT 1 MONTH. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. Adrian

  • nikkirock Mar 07, 2009

    My wife and I bought a Whirlpool duet front loader in 2005. About a year and a half ago we got the F-06 code at every wash. Whirlpool brushed us off after several calls and wouldn't renew the warranty I bought from lowe's when new. (i know why now). A tech came out and said it is the control panel. After reading these posts here, i'm about sure it is the MCU. I'm going to replace it and see and if it works, i'll be sure to post that here.

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Yes an F06 is the MCU, F11 99% of the time is CCU.

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The solution is replacing the MCU. I had the same problem. Would work for a load or two and then F-06 error code. I had A&E factory service out twice. First time he charged me $120 and couldn't get it to repeat the F-06 error. After he left, we did two loads and got F-06 again. Second techician from A&E said it was the CCU and wanted $700 to repair ($500 for the part and $200 for labor). I decided to do it myself and bought a CCU online for $250. Installed it and still had the F-06 problem. Then I installed the MCU for $150 based on other comments on this site and that was the solution. Haven't had any F-06 errors since. If you have the same problem, suggest you try replacing the MCU (Motor Control Unit.)

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I had the same F06 error and some other symthems, replace the mcu and the unit is up and running fine. Easy to change out once I figured out how to take off the front lower panel

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  • mlak Sep 26, 2008

    I live along the Gulf Coast In Ms, and we had a lot of power outages due to the 2 recient storms that his Louisana and Texas. The guy at the appliance store said they have had a lot of calls with appliance problems and replacing electrical parts. The MCU, motor control unit was bad on our Whirlpool 9400. I had the dreaded F06 code . If I unplugged the washer and let it sit for several hr, it may finish one load and then the F06 code would show up. After reading several comments from other people having the same problem and the mcu seemed to the culpret, decide to take the plunge and change it out. Washer works great now and has completed about 6 to 8 loads since the mcu has been replaced. Once I figured out how to take the from lower panel off, change out was a breeze. The MCU is located just to the left and in front of the motor if you are facing the front of the washer.

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Ck all wiring connections from motor to motor control to main control on top rear rail f06 means main control can't detect motor speed when you say mcu i assume you mean the motor control bd next to motor they and the motor both have given very few problems in our area i suspect the ccu (central control unit) is the most likely cause

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