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Hi I have a whirlpool AWO 10961 washer that keeps displaying the error code F06 do u have any idea what this means. Thanks Ian

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This erroe code means drive motor tackometer error Probably a bad motor or motor drive pc board or cable problems

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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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

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

jsrock516
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SOURCE: f06 error code on Whirlpool duet washer

An explanation of your error code can be found at the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r714929-f06_error_whirlpool_duet_kenmore_elite

In a nut shell, usually one of the motor windings fails, causing the Drive Motor to not rotate at the correct rpm, or not at all. Or, the Motor Control Unit fails. Both are simple repairs and can be accomplished by the average do-it-yourselfer. If you wish to attempt this repair, let me know and I can give you the steps required to complete it.

These parts can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Pump and Motor Parts" heading on the next page. The MCU will be listed as item number 1 (part #8181693). The Drive Motor is listed as item number 16 (part #8182793). You can also try repairclinic.com, pcappliancerepair.com, and partsstore.com for comparative pricing. If you require further assistance, please let me know.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

jsrock516
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SOURCE: whirlpool awo3561 fault showing as f06? what does

"F06" is a Motor Speed error code. It means the motor is not spinning, or you have a loss of commuincations between the Motor Control Unit (MCU), Central Control Unit (CCU) or Drive Motor. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r714929-f06_error_whirlpool_duet_kenmore_elite

The easiest place to start would be to verify all your connections between the Drive Motor and MCU are intact and not corroded. Then, perform resistance checks on the Drive Motor windings.

For ease of troubleshooting, UNPLUG the washer and remove the top panel by removing the three screws that hold it in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then off. Position the washer where you have full access to the rear. Remove the back panel of washer. With the top and back removed you will have full access to the CCU, MCU and Drive Motor.

If you have questions along the way, or if you require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

richardsimpl
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SOURCE: F06 error

HI There
Here what you need on error codes.
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
Hope this helps let me know. Thank you for writing to fix ya.
Best regards Richard

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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