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Hi. I have a Whirlpool 6th sense front loader 11kg washing machine (AWM 1008). After some very cold weather I now have an error code of FA. Do you know what this means and what I need to do? Thanks

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Solution from a previous post i found for you.
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
Most of the solutions i found for this same error were very similar. If all else fails read the manual or get a new washer when possible.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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SOURCE: Getting faulf code F06 on Whirlpool 6th Sense AWM 8143

Hi There
I have found what you looking for and i hope this help's yo. let me know.
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
Thank you for writing to fix ya.
Best regards Richard

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SOURCE: F9/FA Whirlpool 6th sense frontloader washer

F09 is "overflow failure" - check drain pump, pressure switch, blocked drain.
FA is the emergency shutoff switch that detects when water is pooling underneath the machine.

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SOURCE: whirlpool 6th sense front loader awm 8121

my whirlpool 6th sense will not start all lights and power i think that it is the door sensor at fault? The green light door locked light is not on.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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I have found what you looking for and i hope this help's yo. let me know.
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  • 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
Thank you for writing to fix ya.
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