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Whirlpool Duet Front Loader won't get up to spin speed

Our Whirlpool Duet Front loader is 2 years old. We replaced the CCU when we received an F01 error code thinking this would fix the problem. It didn't, although we no longer get an error code when doing a wash. What is happening now, is that the machine will not spin very fast, therefore the clothes are still very wet when the cycle finishes. Prior to replacing the CCU the spin cycle wouldn't spin at all, although it would spin for washing. The belt seems to be in good condition and is on properly. The washing machine will drain the water. Not sure what else to try here. Any advice would be helpful.

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  • erin_gignac May 21, 2009

    Hmm, the belt seemed tight, we watched it run through a whole cycle with the back off. Is there anything in particular we would notice or should be looking for if it is the bearings? Also, we cleaned the drain pipe and the filter trap by the pump. To no avail.

  • erin_gignac May 26, 2009

    Here's an update, your input would be great. Since I'm so desperate to do laundry I decided to do a load than just hang it out on the line if it was sopping wet. Anyways, I watched the spin cycle and it worked perfectly, it was spinning at the very fast normal speed. So I tried another load, it didn't work. But at least now I know it isn't the motor. Do you still think it is the MCU that's causing this problem?

    In short, it's working perfectly sometimes and ramping up to full spin speed but not all the time.



    Note: the loads were the same size and weren't unbalanced.

  • erin_gignac Jun 09, 2009

    We replaced both the MCU and CCU, $400 later it's working like new. Thanks for your help!

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Careful of overloading the front-loading washers. Too much of this will result in the bearings in the drum to go bad. When this happens, the rpms on the drum slow down due to belt slack. You can only see this with the back off of the unit and in the middle of the cycle. They do not sell replacement bearings...you'll have to buy the whole drum (bearings pressed inside) and for 1/2 the cost of a new washer. I hate front-loaders. I'll never buy one again.

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  • cp12912 May 24, 2009

    If the belt is tight and didn't slip off the pulley during use, I would say that the bearings are ok. Have you tried replacing the MCU (motor control unit)? The F01 error is a "death code" so you were correct in replacing the CCU. I'm just wondering when the damage was done to the CCU that it didn't do something to the MCU. Good luck and keep me posted!

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