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I have a whirlpool washer. Model MTW6600TBO. It is giving me an UL error code.

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  • Greg Smith Mar 22, 2011

    its is giving this code complety empty.

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UL error means unbalanced load, If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open lid and redistribute the load then close lid and press START. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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    Kevin White Mar 22, 2011

    The problem is then with the clutch assembly.


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The problem is either the wash impeller is restricted, the basket is not getting fully disengaged during the fill or the basket is not getting fully reengaged after draining. As the machine fills, the basket floats until the drive shaft and basket splined hubs disengage. The machine/motor controller operates the motor intermittently while the machine fills to detect whether the basket is disengaged by analyzing the current drawn by the motor. When the current drawn by the motor is more than what it should be when the basket is disengaged, the machine continues to fill until the basket disengages and the current drawn is nominal. The machine then overfills and flashes the fault code when the current drawn by the motor does not drop to its nominal value either due to the basket cannot disengage or the wash impeller is restricted. As the machine drains, the basket drops and the basket reengage for the basket to spin.

Small garments can get caught under the wash impeller and restrict the impeller. It will cause "oL" code
to flash during the wash cycle as if the machine is overloaded or "UL" during the spin cycle as if the basket is unbalanced. Remove the wash impeller and inspect it.

Insert the blade of a small screwdriver into the slot in the impeller cap, then pry the cap up, and remove it.
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Remove the 7/16? hex-head bolt holding the impeller to the drive shaft, then lift and remove the impeller from the basket. Lift the basket to remove the impeller easily.

Raise the washer top to the service position then take the basket out to inspect the drive system including the hubs if the wash impeller is not restricted. Dirt accumulation can wedge the hubs and prevent the basket to fully disengage. Clean the drive system including the hubs and it should resolve the problem.

Tape the washer lid closed then using a putty knife, press and unlock the two front top locks located approximately 6-1/2" from the outside edge of the washer and then raise the washer top. The basket can now be lifted put of the tub with the wash impeller removed and the washer top raised.

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