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I have a Kenmore Elete 45862401 Quiet Pac2 front end washer that stops during the wash cycle. it flashes a f6 error code. The manual says it is a loose wire between the mcu and/or control panel,shipping bolts and/or shipping wire or tachometer error. Anyone have this problem?

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  • jymcshn Mar 02, 2009

    Thanks i have checked the basket and it does rotate freely. It seems there is a problem with the control board on these units.

    There is also problems with the spider bracket rotting. There is even a class action suit being considered. Here are the links i have found so far.http://www.sheller.com/Practice.asp?Prac...

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_ty....

    There are so many unhapp owners of these units it is amazing there has been no recalls. I have signed up for any information as the unit was very expensive for 1 it is not even 3 years old and Wirlpool/ Sears is screwing a lot of people with these things.

    Hope you will join..

    And thank you for your reply.

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With the front door open, see if you can rotate the basket freely.  If not, most likely the bearing of the rear tub is worn out.  You will have to replace the whole rear tub which is about $300 for the part.  I am having the same issue with my Kenmore Elite Quiet Pak 2.  I'm contemplating with just buy a new top-load washer.

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