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Whirlpool frontload duet washer F 6 problem

My washer (now 4 yrs old)  occasionally stops mid cycle flashing F 6 code.  Is this something we can fix or do I have to call a repair man?

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  • aworkley Oct 08, 2008

    We have the same issue. Our washer is only 2 years old. I am not totally confident that the repairman that came out knew what he was doing. He had to call a technician and then he said he 'thinks' we need to replace the motor but even then it could still be the motor board. SO they are ordering a new motor. It's going to be about $285. to repair. How do I know that it's really the motor and not the motor board (control unit)? He had some kind of meter. It was measuring about 155-116 (not sure of measurement). The technician he called said it should be reading about 150-160. BUT now I'm wondering if the technician really said 115-116 and the repair man misunderstood him. What should we do?

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Hello cjkcp
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You said, your washer (now 4 yrs old) occasionally stops mid cycle flashing F 6 code. Is this something we can fix or do I have to call a repair man?

F/06 Drive Motor Tachometer Error

The control is unable to properly detect motor speed and the machine will shut down. If a failure occurs during high-speed spin, the door will be unlocked after 3 minutes.

  • Check wire harness connections between the Drive Motor/Tachometer and the Motor Control Unit (MCU), and between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check the Drive Motor
  • Check the MCU
  • Check the Wire Harness

I believe this needs a hands on tech to daignose this. Unless you feel you undrstand the problem your self?

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