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Kenmore Elite HE3t

My washer is flashing a F6 code and stops midway thru cycle,
i have unpluged it to no avail. I also searched for service manual or
some type of schematic in the bottom i find nothing .
Would you happen to know what F6 neans?

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    my washer flashes 6f and it drains without finishing the cycle.what does 6f mean?

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The machine 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.

Potential Causes
• Check Wire harness connections between the Drive Motor/Tachometer and the Motor Controller, and between the Motor Controller and the Machine Control
• The Drive Motor has failed
• The Motor Controller has failed

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The owner's manual can be viewed at the following location:
http://c.sears.com/assets/own/46742e.pdf

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My washer always has a "Funky" smell, how can I deoderize it

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