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F11 flashing kenmore he washer

I keep getting the f11 error.i also thought i saw a fL error.  i saw several posts on this and wondered if anyone had any updated fixes.  i also have had machine 3 years.

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The F11 error code indicates a serial communication failure. This happens when the 2 main control boards are unable to communicate with each other. This is either caused by a loose wiring harness connection or one of the control boards is defective. Good luck and please rate FixYa!

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This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

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