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  • larrykorey Jan 30, 2010

    any idea the cost of part or repair, approx.?

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Hi,

F6 ( This is a Common Error for Whirlpool Ovens )means there has been a microwave relay failure. Unfortunately the control board will need to be replaced because the relay is part of the board and can't be serviced separately.

For Most Models - Tech Sheet States - Check wiring to relay 4903 for short circuits. If wiring is okay, replace control board.


Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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    taran_2005 Jan 30, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Part depends on Model. It would be around $150 - $200. If you call a Tech for Repair, he would make a Bill of $300 - $450.

    As the cost would more be more than half of the new one, better to Switch to a New One. If you could Repair it, its Good but it would have a lot of Voltage. Even a small mistake could lead to a Shock.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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While using the Bake Potatoe setting the code F6 came up on the display and the light went out and the machine was making a humming noise.


F6 on a Whirlpool microwave means your cook relay has shorted.

We can repair that with our $39.95 service (details here) or you can order a new control circuit board from the Pros here.

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We had a power failure for 2+ hours. I went to defrost something when the power came back on. Somewhere along the line the F6 popped up. With the door closed it sounded like the machine was running.
I slapped the side too and it worked. I pulled the vent cover off to clean it and found the tech sheet stuffed in a bag inside. I found what F6 means. 'Microwave relay failure. Check wiring to relay 4903 for short circuits. If wiring is ok, replace control board' Then, of course, a whack on the side by the button panel worked
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Reference: It means the relay is stuck in the run position. Apparently if you slap the unit hard enough it will unstick the relay and allow it to work properly again. rek('_tx7');

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F6 is a shorted cook relay on the control board.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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