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Getting faulf code F06 on Whirlpool 6th Sense AWM 8143

Getting faulf code F06 on Whirlpool 6th Sense Washing Machine, can you tell me what this means? Model no AWM 8143

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Hi There
I have found what you looking for and i hope this help's yo. let me know.
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
Thank you for writing to fix ya.
Best regards Richard

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • Diane Baldwin
    Diane Baldwin Jun 08, 2014

    the door wont open to get the clothes out. how do i get it open till the repairman comes

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