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I have a maytag epic MFW9800TQ0 with and F 06 error code. When the cycle start it will run for about 3 minutes then quit with the F 06 code. What does the code mean?

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Rock on with the incredible answer above from Jeff. That, for a guy with the time and smarts maybe can fix it himself. I have a quick fix answer (that I know, it's not the right way) works if your Epic is still going, but is on it's way to a slipped drive belt. My wife got us into the Maytag Epic to save space in our tiny 906 sq feet house. Anyway, so if you haven't figured it out, or tried this yet, you can simply unplug the machine and leave it off for 60 seconds.
Here's the sequence that led to our F06 fault code : 1) a large amount of towels was put through on Sanitize. 2) immediately following the washer lumping over the big load of towels, it began to sometimes squeek during wash cycles. 3) Worked fine however, for several months. 4) I washed 1 new shirt to "get the new clothes chemicals" out. 5) during the spin cycle with that unusaully small load, BAM Epic whips out the F06 code.
So, pushing all the buttons did not work, but unplugging for 60 seconds has it working again. Now this is not the full answer, as I know she's in need of some better service. For that use Jeff's answer.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND for all EPIC owners, if you use the sanitize cycle - change the spin speed from "Extra high" to "High." NEVER use the extra high.

Thanks - Tom

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"F6" is a Motor Speed error code. This is commonly attributed to either a broken or slipped drive belt, defective Drive Motor, bad Motor Control Unit (MCU), and/or the interconnecting wiring. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608706-f06_error_code

First, remove the back panel of the unit and make sure the drive belt is not broken, or has not slipped off the drum pulley.

Then, remove the top panel of the washer and check all the connector plugs between the Drive Motor, MCU and Central Control Unit (CCU). Check for loose connections and then unplug each connector and plug them back in (one at a time) to ensure they are snug and making good contact. The top panel comes off by removing the three screws that hold it in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then off.

NOTE: You only need to check the connectors that affect the drive motor and MCU circuitry.

The MCU has a tachometer mounted on it. If it is determined to be the cause of the problem, it is considered part of the MCU and cannot be replaced separately. The MCU is not serviceable and will require replacement.

Next, check the motor windings to ensure they are reading the proper resistance. Followed by continuity checks of all the interconnecting wiring between the drive motor, MCU and CCU. You should not need a service manual because each one of these washers comes with a technical data sheet.

For more in depth troubleshooting tips refer to your tech sheet located inside the washer behind the lower toe panel. You will need to locate and remove the screws under the bottom front edge of the toe panel. Once removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't located directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls. The tech sheet includes all error codes, test points, diagnostic procedures and helpful illustrations to assist in troubleshooting and repair of your washer.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.



If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful

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hi there,

the FH error means it's either you have a drain problem if there is water in it or if if there is now water in it, make sure that both water inlets are turned all the way up. check to make sure that you don't have any water leaks anywhere visible.

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