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My  washer keeps flashing f11 i never used this washer during install the washer lost power because of power outage tried to restart and now it displays f11 please help

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    mine is the same problem with kenmore elite he4t. part of the way thru the cycle the f11 error comes on and the door will not open. after you push pause twice sometimes it will go off and the door will open, the clothes are wet, if you go thru the cycle again it mite be ok or maby the same problem. the model # is45088400. thanks

  • jimthemaid Nov 07, 2007

    same problem with kenmore he4t model #45088400 app. 3 years old.

  • Edwin Martin Mar 09, 2008

    Have the same F11 variable displayed which indicates "electrical problem" in the owners manual. Before I get a service rep out on a house call any idea what I can do if anything. Problem seems to be getting worse. Please advise.




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Random issues with bad solder joints on the boards ,
open the top of unit , reseat all the connectors on the control unit.
start washer ,
, push up gently on the center black wired connectors . system should start and run fine as long as you hold it up. normal issue is that the solder connections to the relays need to be resoldered due to crack around the leads.causing random issues
german manufacture board

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