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Getting error code#06 Lr Locked Rotor

I just found the troubleshooting guide for my washer.My washer would start, begin to wash ok then after spin cycle I received error message Lr
Locked Rotor.If I hit start it would start up again then set Lr code.
The washer just began to leak water from underneath also after about 10 Minutes of use, slight puddle.

It says to check the MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM. It could be either the motor or the motor control board. I did not preform the entire test yet.

I`am thinking it may be the motor control board, Can anyone possibly help me out?

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  • matt1966 Feb 25, 2008

    my washer wont spin ,drum wont turn at all and code says Lr what do i do .

  • pryby Feb 27, 2008

    The Model # is MAH5500BWW and the washer is about 5 years old.

    I `am trying to find out about motor warranty too.

    Thanks- pryby

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    My washer did not spin all the water out of the clothing and I get a code Lr. What do I do?

  • gce002 Jun 29, 2008

    Having the same problem as of yesterday--Lr on display after washer trys to cycle load of wash--sounds like drum is not spinning. Washer is 6 yrs old in May

    Sent in class action info at the time but never heard from them-

  • NeedCleaning Aug 30, 2008

    I have the Lr code as well. I found the service guide under the top display panel and followed the steps in its troubleshooting guide. I check the 10 amp fuse and the motor windings. Everything looked fine. Does this mean it is the motor control board itself? Is there a test for it?

  • craig carter May 11, 2010

    yes your right i have found that but also depends on model you have

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Won't start. Flashing green light. Will not display error after diagnostic test - only the time of spin cycle. Door lock module or Motor Control Board?



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I too had the Lr problem on my Maytag MAH5500B. We had it fixed once when it was still under warranty but when it appeared again this summer, I was told that it would cost at least $500 to repair -- in other words, get a new one.

With nothing to lose, I simply unplugged the unit, opened the front and reset (as in pull out and re-insert) the jumpers to the control unit on the bottom right. It's been working fine since and I run it at least twice a week. I noticed that the Lr error would appear when I interrupt the wash cycle once it begins. When the error message appears, I simply unplug it, wait a few minutes and start it up again.

It is after all, a computer...and all computer could use a reset once in a while.

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I would check you warr in you user man, sometimes they warr the motor on that unit for 10 yrs(certain models) and if its that old a neptune repair kit is in order which includes both motor controller and motor assy

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