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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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I have a duet steam washer for just over a year. For the last

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I have a duet steam washer for just over a year. For the last few weeks, the washer will stop the cycle and "F71" error appears. I have successfully waited for the machine to shut itself down, or unplugged the machine and waited for it to reset itself. But it just happened again as the machine was starting the wash cycle. It all of a sudden put up F71 and drained the water and soap and stopped. What is wrong?

if a Central Control Unit Heartbeat Failure is displayed, no communication

is detected from the User Interface to the Central Control Unit.

Possible Causes/Procedure

Check for continuity of the User Interface harness.

Check wire harness connections to the User Interface and the

Central Control Unit.

Replace User Interface if drum is rotating.

Replace Central Control Unit if drum is not moving.

this is the meaning of your error code, is the drum turning?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes, the drum is turning
can you get me the full model #? i will look up the part for you. thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


The message error info you gave me is on the whirlpool website. I got that myself. That's not the info I need.

If you can tell me how much the part is and a reasonable repair cost, I will accept with the green button.

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