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Whirlpool wfs1276aw error F06

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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.


open the machine and use a dry paint brush

give the motor a good clear off of the carbon dust spent from the brushes

you should while your there take the brushes out and check there condition is ok
they should be long ie longer than 1/2"
if not replace them

as your getting issues i would replace them

and dont forget to brush off the bad carbon dust
it gets everywhere leading to motor issues
as most sensors are low voltage leakage of current accross the dust can upset low voltage stuff easy
and also leed too your homes mains tripping etc

just from dust
i find most often brushes have some life left
but treat it too a new set
as its a bit upset by the old ones anyway
perhaps they have delaminated also

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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SOURCE: Whirlpool AWM 8023 -error F06

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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Hi,

Appreciate the "Ask Me".

My compliments that you have determined that error code F06 indicates drive motor tach error. This relates to the controller board not sensing that the motor is spinning. This could be attributed to three (3) possibilities:

  • motor is not really turning/stuck, a replacement is required;
  • motor is turning but the sensor attached to it is defective and therefore not sending signals to the controller board. Pls check the terminals/connectors/wirings; and/or
  • the controller board input circuitry is defective. It does not register any input from the motor's RPM sensor. This could be a diode, resistor or logic IC. This would be component level repair requiring familiarity with electronic circuitry and components, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It wold be easier to replace the entire controller board..
In some instances, it could just be the motor's capacitor that is defective. The capacitor provides the initial kick for the motor to start running. Failure on the capacitor will not kick start hence motor will not start hence RPM sensor says to controller board motor not running.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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"F06" is a motor speed error. The following link explains:

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

The link provided will give you the necessary steps to diagnose the problem yourself (yes, this a DIY project). All you need is a simple multimeter. I would begin by checking all the wiring to ensure you have nothing loose or broken. Then, I would recommend checking the motor windings. This would potentially rule out the first two possibilities by confirming whether or not the motor and wiring harness are good. That would leave the Motor Control Unit to troubleshoot. More commonly, the MCU fails causing this error. I'm not saying this is your problem, however. You will need to follow the steps provided to rule out all possibilities.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

PS If you do require parts. You can order on line at searspartsdirect.com. Repairclininc.com also carries parts for your washer if you would like to do some comparative shopping. There are other web sources out there, but I have found that these two have good service and are usually the lowest priced.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: error code f06

hello fo6 means drive motor techometer error check wire harness connections between the drive good luck




shaun

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: F06 error message with flashing remaining minutes

Here is what the manufacture says about F06 - my comments will follow these.

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 three
minutes.

Possible Causes / Procedure
1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts,
spacers and cables are removed.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections between the drive
motor and the Motor Control Unit (MCU), and between
the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive
motor.
6. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.

Phil's comments--->

If you just set the machine up be sure the shipping bolts have been removed, this is the most common reason for F06.

Other than that there is some type of communication error between the three main components (motor, Motor Control Unit and Central Control Unit) or the wire connectors between the three.

If you have had the unit a while and it is not related to the shipping bolts I would recommend calling Whirlpool

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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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 three
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1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts,
spacers and cables are removed.
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