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I have a whirlpool laundry washer, WFW8400TW, 27 mos old. It's not working though the buttons light up. The door is locked and I can' open it. It indicates a code F 31. A repair person suggests that it is a computer and would cost half as much as the price of the appliance. Is this probable?

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  • pmanouk Oct 14, 2010

    Sounds like a reasonable diagnosIs. Will I be able to to procure a CMU? I am reasonably handy at repairs, should I DIY?

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Hi,

MCU FAILURE
If the heat sink gets too hot, the Motor Control Unit (MCU) will stop the motor, the MCU will communicate this failure to the Central Control Unit (CCU), then the CCU will reset the MCU.
If the condition continues four times, the F31 code will show.


1. Check for proper installation, verify the unit is not located near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations

If the problem persists then You need to replace the MCU unit.No other way.And it won't cost that much May be Maximum 200$



Thank You

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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