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Yesterday, I realized one of my breakers had been tripped.

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Yesterday, I realized one of my breakers had been tripped. I'' not sure how. I reset it & everything's fine except that my washing machine, which is on that breaker, is flashing error codes & not working. Maytag wfw9250ww01. error e1f6
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: whirlpool duet, maybe 4 yrs? 5 at most
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if i can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I. an think of
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 29 days ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 29 days ago.

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Answer:

Try to unplug the unit for a full minute and then plug it back in if that E1 F6 comes back you have a board issue. Either the CCU controller is defective or the MCU(motor controller is bad) Typically the Motor controller will cause that issue. It burns out trips the breaker and then you get that code.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
How do I find out which it is & once I've figured it out, am I able to fix it myself?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 29 days ago.

You have to remove the MCU board and then remove it from the housing and inspect the board on the front and back for visible damage you will likely find a burned out spot. Then replace it. Here is a video to help

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
I removed the MCU from the washing machine. I don't see anything obviously wrong or any way to remove the board from the plastic housing. Do I check the CCU, replace this & hope it works or?