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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
"F06" is a Motor Speed error code. This could indicate a problem with the drive motor, motor control unit (MCU), interconnecting wiring, or the tachometer (part of the MCU). The following link explains:
I would begin by checking all the wiring and connector plugs between the MCU and drive motor. Vibration from the washer can cause the connectors to come loose. Also check them for any signs of corrosion that may be causing poor contact.
Measure the motor windings to see if they are still within specs. Bad motor windings could generate the error code as well.
Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
The F06 code usually indicates a motor related problem. Some potential causes are loose/corroded connections of the wiring harness between the motor and the motor control unit (MCU) or between the motor control unit (MCU) and the central control unit (CCU). Sometimes this problem can be fixed by removing and reseating the electrical connections at these locations, but unfortunately I believe that your motor is shot. I say that because one of the ways to test the motor is to remove belt and turn pulley by hand. It should rotate freely. Then, run motor without belt (which you said you did). If the motor will run without the belt, but won't run under load (with the belt on), then this is a sign that the motor is bad. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
SOURCE: F06 Error Code
"F06" is a Motor Speed Error. The following link explains:
Read through the link provided and let me know if you have questions. In most cases this problem is attributed to a tachometer failure on the Motor Control Unit (MCU). If the this is the case, the MCU must be replaced.
If you require additional assistance, let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
SOURCE: Error code f06 model 11045089404
"F6" is a Motor Speed error problem. It is commonly attributed to either a broken or slipped drive belt, defective Drive Motor, bad Motor Control Unit (MCU), and/or the interconnecting wiring. The following link explains:
First, remove the back panel of the unit and make sure the drive belt is not broken, or has not slipped off the drum pulley.
Then, remove the top panel of the washer and check all the connector plugs between the Drive Motor, MCU and Central Control Unit (CCU). Check for loose connections and then unplug each connector and plug them back in (one at a time) to ensure they are snug and making good contact. The top panel comes off 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.
NOTE: You only need to check the connectors that affect the drive motor and MCU circuitry.
The MCU has a tachometer mounted on it. If it is determined to be the cause of the problem, it is considered part of the MCU and cannot be replaced separately. The MCU is not serviceable and will require replacement.
Next, check the motor windings to ensure they are reading the proper resistance. Followed by continuity checks of all the interconnecting wiring between the drive motor, MCU and CCU. You should not need a service manual because each one of these washers comes with a technical data sheet.
For more in depth troubleshooting tips refer to your tech sheet located inside the washer behind the lower toe panel. You will need to locate and remove the screws under the bottom front edge of the toe panel. Once removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't located directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls. The tech sheet includes all error codes, test points, diagnostic procedures and helpful illustrations to assist in troubleshooting and repair of your washer.
Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:
Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.
If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on May 21, 2010
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