Question about Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load Washer

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Every time I start the machine I get the UL signal. At first I checked for an unbalanced load but now I don't even bother. I just keep hitting the pause button and then the start again. After 3-4 tries (it depends on the cycle I have selected) it starts and goes through the appropriate cycle until 21 to 23 minutes are left (depends on the cycle once again) then stops and beeps F1. I have to go down to the basement to restart the machine, which then finishes its cycle. This machine is a real pain. We've had it for little over 1 year and it was very expensive.

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Hello,


Welcome to FixYa.


Based on your description I'd first suggest you look up your warranty coverage in the owners manual to see what degree of warranty the control is covered. I say that because according to Whirlpool, this is the definition of the "F1" error code:


Primary Control Failure

"F then 1 flashes when there is a primary control failure. Replace the machine control assembly.
See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies."

As for the "UL" that may in fact be a side effect of a faulty control since you are getting the F1 we know the control isn't quite right, so as a result I wouldn't put alot of stock in the other error codes but the F1.

Let me know if I can help move you forward in an many and I''ll certainly do what I can. You may also want to look into recalls on those control boards as well as many of them where recalled in the last year or two...you'll need to phone the manufacturer and present the model and serial number of your machine.

Thank you for choosing FixYa todasy sand good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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