I get error code F6. Tub won't spin. I opened the front panel and the front shock absorber is broken and detached. The motor sounds like it is trying to spin but won't. If I replace the shock will that put the tub in alignment and allow it to spin?
Answer Hello Mike. Remove the belt from the washer and turn the tub assembly by hand. If it feels tight, then the shock could repair the unit. If it is not binding, then you may have another issue. Also, you can test the motor 8182793 without the belt hooked up and see if the motor works without the belt installed. Hope this helps.
One of the wires came loose from the drive motor wiring plug. Can I reattach it or how can I get just that part of the harness? Thank you.
Answer Hello Ada,
The part number for the harness is 8183188. The wire can be put back in only if it can be crimped into place as the vibration of the units' normal operation will cause it to come right back out. If the metal connector came out of the molex connector, the locking tab can be bent back out and the connector reinserted into the molex connector.
im getting the f6 error, and my washer wont spin.. how do i tell if the drive motor is bad? how do i check the drive motor to see if it is bad?
Answer Christina, The motor on these particular units are pretty dependable, and do not have too many issues. But you will need a multi meter, to test the windings and the tach circuit , Disconnect the wire harness from the motor, there will be five(5) terminals , you will need to check resistance from pin 1 to pin 2, pin 2 to pin 3 and pin 1 to pin 3, You should have a resistance reading of 3 to 6 ohms, and all three readings, should be the same. You should read a resistance of 115 to 125 ohms resistance from pin 4 to pin 5 (tach circ.) If all the readings are in range, the motor is OK and you will most likely need the MCU 8182706 but check for any loose wires and connections from the motor to the MCU, and from the MCU to the CCU in the upper protion of the cabinet, first. Thanks and Good Luck
Do you need special tool to remove the motor?
Answer Hello Rodel. No, the motor 8182793 is attached with bolts and can be removed with a wrench and socket set. Hope this helps.
i done the recamended tests CCU position MS2 is steady 125VAC
P1 and P2, M13 floats metween 4.5VDC and 8.75VDC while in operation,
the wires ohm OK.
Answer Rriedel, Based on your posts, everything is fine, so far. How often do you get the error code, You may want to remove the belt and turn the drum pulley by hand(be careful) and listen and feel for any slight noise or an intermittent "drag" from the tub bearing as, you turn the pulley. Also check for "sudsing" in the wash cycle and drain. Thanks and Good Luck
I am repeatedly gettting f6 error code.. Sometimes the machine will work good with several complete washing cycle and then will go back to the f6 error again.
Answer Hello Cindy. The F6 fault code indicates a drive motor tachometer error. The control unit for the washer is not able to properly detect drive motor speed. The troubleshooting for this fault code involves unplugging the washer and checking the wire harness connections between the drive motor and the motor control unit (MCU). Also, the wire harness connections between the MCU and the central control unit (CCU) need to be checked. If they are good, and the board is working, you will need to replace the motor 8182793. Hope this helps.
i've been getting an f-06 fault, hada service tech in, he ended up replacing the CCU a while back. since then the fault came back, i
just put a motor in it from you, the fault is still present. i've checked the harness it's OK, the MCU shows 23 Kohm at the motor
power leads, the motor shows 6 ohm. where do i go from here?
Answer Rriedel, Since you have a new motor and CCU, you probably have a loose connection in the harness or a faulty MCU 8182706. here are some voltage checks to make at the CCU to verify : at connector MS2 pin 1 and pin 2 should have 120 VAC, across the wires, going out to the MCU. MI3 connector pin 1 and 3 should have 5 VDC across the two wires coming back from the MCU. heres some meter usage information if you need it [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html] good Luck and Thanks