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Het3 Washer - F06 Code

Washer continues to run cycle, dropping into "pause", then starting over. Will not Cancel, not even if unplugged. After several minutes, a F 06 code flashes in timer window. Please help - cannot get clothes out of washer!

Posted by Kelly Larsen on

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  • Kelly Larsen May 30, 2007

    Thank you! Turns out it was more than that, the motor had broken loose, control board DOA and the pump was bad. Ended up just replacing the whole washer - repair cost was over $900 for parts and labor!

  • indybeergeek Feb 15, 2009

    Catriver,

    I have the same error - F06 appears about halfway thru a cycle. I followed your instructions to Dragon. Connections are all good, and motor ohms are at 6.1 for all three combinations. I ran the diagnostic I found in the diagnostic manual I found inside the washer cabinet. Only problems were during C04, C05, C07 and C08. During C04 the drum is supposed to rotate clockwise at wash speed, it does but only for one rotation or so. During C05 the drum is supposed to rotate clockwise at wash speed and it does not rotate at all, even after waiting a few minutes for it to do so, I had to manually advance the program. During C07 the drum is supposed to rotate counterclockwise at 35-90 rpm within 15 seconds and it does not rotate at all. During C08, the drum is supposed to rotate counterclockwise at maximum speed and doesn't rotate at all.

    I have run the diagnostic with and without the drive belt in place with the same results.

    My question is this: Is this indicative of a MCU problem or a motor problem?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Damyankee

  • indybeergeek Feb 15, 2009

    Catriver,

    I have the same error - F06 appears about halfway thru a cycle. I followed your instructions to Dragon. Connections are all good, and motor ohms are at 6.1 for all three combinations. I ran the diagnostic I found in the diagnostic manual I found inside the washer cabinet. Only problems were during C04, C05, C07 and C08. During C04 the drum is supposed to rotate clockwise at wash speed, it does but only for one rotation or so. During C05 the drum is supposed to rotate clockwise at wash speed and it does not rotate at all, even after waiting a few minutes for it to do so, I had to manually advance the program. During C07 the drum is supposed to rotate counterclockwise at 35-90 rpm within 15 seconds and it does not rotate at all. During C08, the drum is supposed to rotate counterclockwise at maximum speed and doesn't rotate at all.

    I have run the diagnostic with and without the drive belt in place with the same results.

    My question is this: Is this indicative of a MCU problem or a motor problem?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Indybeergeek

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Washer stops after 5 minutes, alternates codes h and f, able to cancel but water won't drain, keeps starting cycle over with same stop/codes, unable to open door to remove clothes

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Dragon, drop the bottom panel by removing the 3 screws on the bottom, pull down and off. On the right side attached to the bottom of the door switch (on the inside) is a teardrop release tab. Pull down on it and the door will open. The F06 code is a motor tachometer error. The control is unable to detect the motor speed. While you have the panel off, check the harness that goes from the motor to the motor control board. The motor control board is the one on the bottom. Reseat the harness's for a good connection. If you can use a meter, check the motor windings, pins 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 1 to 3 should read approx 6 ohms. Next, take the top off the washer by removing the 3 screws in back and sliding the top off toward the back. The main control board is in back. Make sure all the harness's are seated good. The third harnes from the right is the motor control power, reseat it. On the left side of the board, last harness toward the back is the serial communication link. Reseat it. On the motor control board on the bottom the communication link is the one toward the bottom, the center one is the motor connector and the top one is the power supply. If this doesn't solve the problem and your motor ohms out. I would tend to believe that the motor control board is the problem. Catriver..post back.

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