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Inconsistent spin? Model 46462, 2 years old. It was inconsitently spinning, cleaned pump. Called sears, sent tech who diagnosed as a motor failure, we refused sears service as we could get a motor in a shorter time period. Replaced motor, still not working. We think it is a f1 code, although we don't have a window--the manual said something about the blinking and add garmet light coming on means f1. What should our next steps be? My husband is suggesting replacing the ccu or the mcu or both. Any help would be very much appreicated.

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This type of issue may also be related the the water level switch. If the water level switch fails it can cause the washer to only spin slowly because the CCU thinks there is too much water in the machine.

If you need further assistance, let me know
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reg501

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