Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
F11 = Serial Communication Error. Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
Check Wire Harness connectors to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
Check Wire Harness
Most likely is a problem on the controller board due to vibration. If you are habdy, and wish to try repairing the board instead of replacing it, take the top cover off, then pull the white relays ( there are 2 Omron ones K1 and K4).
You have to remove the solder and then pull them off. I can almost guarantee one is burned. Clean off with a pencil eraser or scrape with an Exacto knife... then switch them as one of them carries a lot less voltage, therefore doesn't burn.
You need a fine tip soldering gun for re-soldering or you may burn the circuit board. This may get through a year or two more before you have to replace these relays.
If you are handy, you can do it yourself. The repairmen will only want to replace the whole CCU board and that is expensive.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello Roger, thank you for your inquiry!
Based off the information you have provided you would like to know what an E-11 error code means on your Frigidaire washer. An E-11 error code means that the fill time is too long. This could be a possible problem with your pressure sensor, water valve, or main control panel. If the water pressure is below 30 PSI then it will continue to display the error code of E-11. Also make sure the hoses are not restricted or blocked because this could cause the error code to display. I hope this information has been helpful to you. -Matt
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