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I have an E02 and F06 errors that wouldn't let me open the

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I have an E02 and F06 errors that wouldn't let me open the door.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

So I'm really sorry to bring you this bad news, but let me explain your error codes. F06 E02 is a communication error where your MCU is not communicating with your CCU (central control unit). You'll want to remove the lower front panel (if your model has one) or the entire back panel of the washer and make sure the wire connections to the motor control unit below the tub are all secure. If everything checks good, you'd need to have the MCU replaced. The part is about $200 typically unfortunately but it's all plug and play so if you're handy you can replace it yourself.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much. I'm thinking about getting a new one altogether. This one makes my clothes stink and I've done EVERYTHING I can think of to stop that. Any suggestions? And where do I get the MCU part - Lowes?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Lowe's won't carry appliance parts I'm afraid. If you have a Sears Parts and Service center near you may be able to pick one up locally. Otherwise you'll need your model number to order one off line at a place like

As for getting the dishwasher to stop stinking, you need to run an empty cycle with a product called Washer Magic which you can get at Lowes. Then, when the washer isn't in use, rest the door shut, don't click it shut or it will really build up an odor inside.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank you so much. I appreciate it. If I buy a new one do you have a brand you recommend? Are LGs any good?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

I would recommend Samsung. They are quieter and more reliable than any other model on the market. LG's have quite a few drain pump and control board issues so I'd probably stay clear of them. That being said, Whirlpool/Maytag have tons of communication errors as you are experiencing so they are the worst on the list in recent years.