I set the spin cycle speed and I choose the cycle type, then push the start button but the machine never fills with water. The Status lights seem to be moving along like the machine is working properly, but it isn't doing anything. After about 20-25 minutes I check the status lights, and the it almost seems like all the lights are glowing, but the "DONE" light is glowing the brightest, so it seems like it's going through the wash cycle, but it never fills with water, and it never spins either; it doesn't make any noise either.
I had the same issue with mine, no spinning and occasionally it did not want to start. I did multiple tests on the machine, following all notes/solution from this Web site but it was still not working properly. I was at the point to buy a new "electronic control module".
I decided to remove "electronic control module" and do quick visual inspection before ordering a new one.
I find out that the board was full of little (microscopic) lead (plumb). I cleaned it with a toothbrush and ALCOHOL on both side, re-installed it and since then the machine worked find... Finally after a year I have a working machine.
I think you should test this solution before spending $400 on a new "electronic control module".
Let others know if it work on your side too.
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That is Error code 9
9. (00001001) Phase 1 to 5 - Size Error
Phase 4 to 5
The Display size switch setting does not match that stored in memory.
Action - Reselect the size of Smartdrive by using the SIZE SETTING MODE. Push and hold
the water temp up button, then press the power button to enter SIZE SETTING MODE. Three
LEDs are used to identify size. The cold water temperature LED identifies 5kg. The low water
level LED identifies 6kg. The hold spin speed LED identifies 7kg. If the product has not been
setup before all 3 LEDs will be on. To set the size for 5kg push the wash temp up button then
the power button. To set the size for 6kg push the water level up button then the power button.
To set the size for 7kg push the spin speed up button then the power button. This locks the size
into memory. To check the size is set, start a cycle.
1 Measure your drainpipe to make sure it is no taller than 96 inches in height and no shorter than 30 inches; otherwise, it won't pump enough water from the washer, or the water may flow back to the washer.
2 Look at the dial selection to make sure you have selected the proper spin speed for the material you are washing. Choose the highest spin speed for that particular material. If you choose the "no spin" or "low spin" option, your whirlpool washer might not remove all of the water from your clothes.
3 Check if you have chosen the appropriate wash cycle for the type of material you are washing. The whirlpool washing machine drains quite a bit more slowly on the "Delicate" and "Hand Wash" cycles.
4 Check for excessive soap suds accumulating in the washing machine. whirlpool recommends you use only high-efficiency detergent in whirlpool washers. Other detergents can cause excessive soap suds, which could cause the washing machine to operate at a slower spin speed than selected, resulting in sopping wet clothes.
5 Add more clothing items to the washing load. If you wash only one large item, like a coat or blanket, the washer might become unbalanced and react by lowering the spin speed, causing the machine to not drain as it should during the spin cycle.
6 Examine your drain hose for clogs or kinks. Straighten the hose out to allow water to flow through. Eliminate blockage in the drainpipe or utility sink.
This error generally happens when people try to run a bulky load, like a coat, rug, pillow, etc., using a high speed spin. For these loads, choose the low speed spin. After the cycle completes, if you think the clothes are too wet, power up the machine again but instead of choosing a cycle, just push the spin speed button until it shows the next higher spin speed (usually about 14 minutes will show on the display) and push start. The machine will usually be able to get to a faster speed now, as the clothes have some of the water spun out of them from the earlier low speed spin, allowing the machine to reach a higher spin speed without the Unbalance Error code showing up. Of course, you want to make sure the machine is on a solid floor with all the legs adjusted properly also.
With a small load, the machine will have a difficult, if not impossible job of balancing the load. A bigger load will help. Another thing you can do is to use a low spin speed. If you wish to spin it out faster, just turn the machine back on after it has finished a cycle on the low spin speed and just push the spin speed button without selecting a cycle. You can touch the spin speed button until it shows the next higher spin speed, then push the start button and the machine will not fill with any water, it will just pump and spin. (about 14 minutes) This generally works, because you have spun most of the water out at a lower spin speed, and now the washer is able to reach the next higher spin speed as the load is not as unbalanced as it was before the low speed spin.
Error F06 is 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)
You should recheck the wireing as you described in your problem and make sure that the water didn't short anything out. If not you should check the motor, motor coupler, the timer, or the start motor capacitor.