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Hi there, I have a Whirlpool AWM8123/3 machine. When in the wash cycle the machine goes into fast spin mode for about 1 second before settling down to its normal routine Washing machine then jumps about as I guess extra water causes load not to be balanced. Seems to be intermittant -is it a timer/programmer problem?. Sometimes get F06 fault code as well but not sure if it is related thanks Paulmac

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check that the machine ramps up to spin speed reasonably and distributes the clothes- ie doesn't spring straight up to spin speed. if this is ok then the fault may well be the shock absorbers located at the bottom of the machine and going from base to tub. check also that the counterweights are intact

Posted on May 09, 2007

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Dont want to endorse a commercial site, but you can by a generic part for a bit over $10 for this problem, so do some seraching for a reasonable site (other sites are charging 40-50 dollars for a fill valve.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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Since your washer worked fine while in Germany and now is exhibiting this problem at your new home, you may want to double check how it was installed. I suspect you may have a problem known as "siphoning". The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

This could be a simple situation where the drain line on the washer is not installed correctly. There are minimum height and length requirments on the drain line. In addition, make sure the stand pipe you have the drain hose inserted in has a proper air gap to allow draining. All of this is explained in the link provided.

I hope this information is helpful to you. The majority of the situations arise from improper installation and is not an operaitonal problem with the washer. If, however, you double check everything and still have problems, please post back and let me know.


Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Getting HF error, on Whirlpool Front load washer

Dear jodyheidi,
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I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,


Try this first and if it fails to remedy the problem then call service as you wanted!

Huuum At your service!

With an error code.
This can reset the system.
First unplug the washer and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
If you can't reach the plug, use the breaker to cut the power for 5 minutes.

It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
let me know how it works out.

How old is the appliance?

Let me know how you progress!
Bless You, Huuum
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Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Front Loader won't get up to spin speed

Careful of overloading the front-loading washers. Too much of this will result in the bearings in the drum to go bad. When this happens, the rpms on the drum slow down due to belt slack. You can only see this with the back off of the unit and in the middle of the cycle. They do not sell replacement bearings...you'll have to buy the whole drum (bearings pressed inside) and for 1/2 the cost of a new washer. I hate front-loaders. I'll never buy one again.

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