F06 Error On Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loaders
This advice is for Kenmore Elite HE and Whirlpool Duet FRONT
LOADER washing machines displaying the "F06" error code. The error is an indication a motor speed problem.
You will need to check the following:
- Check the wiring harness. Verify all connections between the Drive
Motor, Motor Control Unit (MCU), and Central Control Unit (CCU).
NOTE: The MCU is a circuit
board located in the vicinity of the Drive Motor on the bottom rear of the
washer. To access the MCU, you will need to remove the back panel of the
NOTE: The CCU is the main
computer for the washer and is located behind the wash tub. You will need
to remove the top panel to access the CCU. This is accomplished by
removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top in
place. Once the screws are removed, the top panel will slide back, then
- Check the Drive
Motor. Perform a continuity
check of the Drive Motor windings.
Remove the connector plug and check across pins 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and 1 to
3. All readings should be approximately
6 ohms. HINT: You can also take this reading by
removing connector 2 from the MCU and measuring across pins 1, 2 and 3. If the readings are good, this will also
prove the wiring and connector good.
- Check the MCU. The connectors are numbered 1 to 3 (L to R). That is, with the MCU installed, connector 1
is on the bottom, followed by 2 in the middle, and 3 on top.
Connector 1 - is
the serial communications link between the MCU and CCU and has three wires. At the opposite end, this will be the 2nd
connector from the rear on the left-hand side of the CCU.
Connector 2 - is
the link between the MCU and the Drive Motor.
Pins 1, 2, and 3 on this connector are the Drive Motor windings. Pins 4 and 5 are for the tachometer.
Connector 3 – is
the primary power connector. Pins 1 to 2
should read 120VAC with the door in the locked position. Pin 3 is ground. At the opposite end, this is
the 4th connector from the right on the front of the CCU.
NOTE: All the connector pins are numbered R to L.
If your continuity readings are normal for the Drive Motor
and you have verified all connectors, replace the MCU.
If any of the Drive Motor windings indicate readings higher
that 6 ohms, replace the Drive Motor.
I hope this information is helpful.
on Jun 28, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer