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Washer dosen't complete cycle it stops 12 min prior to stopping.usually stops at last spin cude shows uc

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A uC is an unballanced condition. Try to level your washer and make sure the clothes is evenly distributed in the wash drum. If you are still getting the error code then the inertia switch could be faulty. I would have a repair technician look at the machine.

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Can you please provide the model number and manufacturer?

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

  • Jaime Hernandez Jul 08, 2008

    If you get this code uC, this might not be a DIY. Read below,

    I've found some more info related to this code:

    1. Your washer might has a small shock absorber on the middle left hand corner behind the front panel. it uses a small wiring clip that could be loose, with a type of inertia switch.
    A common issue I've encountered with this machine is underloading. The snubber and springs allow a fair amount of movement. Don't do a few simple items or mixed load in this machine.

    2. The unbalance switch has been known to cause UC codes due to corrosion. I suggest taking the switch out...it'll look like a black strut on the front left hand side of the tub. Unclip the wiring harness and look at it for corrosion. Loss of electrical contact will cause this issue. If you see corrosion, spray a very small amount of wd 40 on it, clean the metal pins inside the best you can, then apply an electrical grease to keep moisture out.

    3. It's possible you have a bad clutch then. If your riser plates turn when the unit is spinning, that will also cause unbalance code to be thrown out. If the risers turn more than two to three inches when it starts to spin, clutch needs replaced.

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