Whirlpool Cabrio Washer: WTW6600SW2
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:16 PM
Machine would also stop before drain cycle would start. There was an F51 error code.
I entered the diagnostic mode and ran both automatic and manual tests and everything seemed to be working.
i read on a forum that the RPS connection may have a coating on it from the factory which has been known
to eventually produce a faulty connection at the harness. I removed the harness and scraped the terminals
and carefully cleaned them with a solvent. I reassembled the parts and plugged the washer back in.
When starting a new cycle on "normal" the sequencing of agitation and incoming water seemed to be out of sync.
Only a small amount of water would come in then agitation would start, small amount of water, then agitation, etc.
I checked the pressure sensing tube which appeared to be clear and no kinks or cuts. I deduced that a new control board
was needed. I had one for this model, replaced it and the washer seemed to be working normally. I put it through a short
cycle, water inlet flow was now normal, agitation, spinning, draining, etc.
The next day the owner called me saying that the machine was spinning "dangerously fast" and very loud.
I didn't ask her if the F51 code was showing up again. Again, when I ran the diagnostic for the RPS, the LED display
showed that it was working correctly. I have read about many compliants about this model with people saying that they
had replaced both the motor control and the RPS and were still having problems.
What is the next step?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:48 PM
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:44 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:32 PM
And, Obama sucks.
Edited by nickfixit, 15 November 2012 - 09:33 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:47 PM
I second that
L-O-N-G cycle times
Suds error message
Slow spin speeds
Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)
And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.
The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:
HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load
HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon
HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon
Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.
Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:26 AM
to release the inner basket.) I told the owner the shaft and inner bearing which comes pressed into the tub would have to be replaced. They are opting for a new machine.
BTW, the allen head bolt was tight when I checked it. I could have laid the machine on it's side and used a 2x4 and hammer on the shaft, but in this case i decided not to.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:17 PM
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