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F06 code flashing -

Model HE4t - at any cycle, w/in 5 minutes of trying to fill w/water, stops working & flashes this code & beeps. Serviceman came out, said it was a loose wire, wouldn't show me how he "fixed" it & now it'll be 2 1/2 weeks before they can come out again. HELP!!

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     Thought I'd share what I found out. Seems that the circuit board & the relay devices have had some trouble with shorting out. Not enough to require a recall, but enough to cause the consumer (us) grief. The repair people replaced all three electrical control devices  (don't ask me which ones) and HIGHLY recommended getting an appliance surge protector ASAP for the washer.

     He also gave me two pieces of advice. One, run 2-3 cups undiluted bleach placed in the laundry detergent compartment using the "whitest white" cycle & this cleans off the lint on the outside of the drum that can cause that mildew smell.

     Two, the front of the accompanying dryer has two lug nuts that are easy to remove once you get down to look. Take these off & clean the lint down there at least 1-2 times per year. This will increase efficiency & decrease stress on the dryer's engine.



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Re: F06 code flashing -

Does it keep trying to lock the door? does it make a ticking noise? if so you need a new central electric board. does it also give an f11 error code? these machines are notorious for this problem. It's caused by a loose solder connection from the factory that is why when they wiggle the wires it can fix itself until you try to use it again.

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