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What is error F 06? It trips out on the spin cycle. F06 flashs on the display. We have replaced the motor. Control board is next. Why. Machine is just three years this month.

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Hi,

An F06 fault code in a Whirlpool Duet washer usually means a motor-related problem. It usually pops up when the drum won’t rotate at all or only very sluggishly

f 06 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.

* Check wire harness connections between the Drive Motor/Tachometer and the Motor control Unit (MCU), and between the MCU and the Central Control Unit (CCU)
* Check the Drive Motor
*Check the MCU
*Check the Wire Harness


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I had same code on Maytag front-load 3 year old. When I opened up the machine it turned out that the bearings where completely destroyed. Unfortunately Maytag only sells entire ($400-500) outer tub .vs. the $20 bearing to fix the solution. Going outside of Maytag repairs to fix or find someone to fix. Only other option is to trash entire machine and buy new top loader.

Hope this isn't your problem as well - but easy to figure out. Open up back of machine (at least for Maytag) and take a look at the bearings. Might need to remove a nut or two and the belt to see. Some folks suggest that if you lift the tub you might be able to tell - but I would open the back to be sure. Also - the fine metal dust and grease all over the back of the machine was also a sign my bearings where shot. My counter balance broke as well and pieces of rock like material where under my machine. Hope this helps.

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