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GHW9150PW3 I am getting an F6 code at the very beginning of the wash cycle. It stops working before it really starts. What do I do?

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The "F06" error code is a motor speed problem. The following link explains this for you:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r714929-f06_error_whirlpool_duet_kenmore_elite

Before assuming you have a failed component, however, UNPLUG the washer for at least 30 minutes to reset the computer. In may cases a momentary glitch can generate false error codes. If the problem reappears, follow the advice provided. The most common cause is a failed MCU, but doublecheck everything to be sure.

In the event that you require parts, you can find replacements at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in the model number you provided and you can find the parts you need under the "Pump and Motor Parts" heading. The MCU is listed as item number 1 (part #8182706), and the Drive Motor is listed as item number 16 (part #8182793). You may also try repairclinic.com. Just use the same part numbers for your search. They carry the same parts for less in some cases. I this case, they have the Drive Motor listed for a better price, but Sears carries the MCU for a better price.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please let me know if you require additional assistance.

PS Even though these parts seem expensive, a service call can cost you twice as much with the labor costs included.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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