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I have a Kenmore model 11049962603 that displayed an f-71 error code. I ordered a new cpu computer from sears and installed it. the machine seemed to work for one or two loads. now it displays an f-70...


I provided a complete list of error codes for this type of washer in the image below. The error codes vary by the exact model of HE3t washer that you have. Since you have an HE3t that is displaying the F70 and F71 codes, the list below should apply to your model. These are not listed in the owner's manual because they are intended for technicians. Use extreme caution if you follow any of the troubleshooting described in this information sheet. Unplug the washer and shut off the water supply before accessing internal components.

The F70 and F71 codes indicate that you have a communication error between the CCU (Central Control Unit or main machine control board) and the user interface touch pad assembly. Here are some troubleshooting tips:

Make sure that you have the washer plugged into a properly grounded 3 prong 120 volt AC electrical outlet.

Unplug the washer for 30 seconds to allow the control boards to power down and reset. Plug the washer back in but do not touch the power button (or any other buttons) for 1 full minute. This may reset the control board. Pressing the power button too quickly after reapplying electrical power to the washer can cause the F70 or F71 code since the CCU does not have time to recognize the user interface control.

If the above tip does not help then the most suspect component failure is the MCU (motor control unit -- motor control board at the bottom of the washer beside the drive motor). You can check for this failure by unplugging the washer and then pulling the MI3 connection on the CCU. The wiring diagram below has the MI3 connection highlighted in red. The connection has blue wires. The third image below shows this connection on the control board. The connections are labeled on the control board. Press the tab at the bottom of this plug down and then pull it out. Power up the machine with this connection unplugged and don't touch any buttons for 1 minute. If you then press the power button to turn on the washer and don't get the F70 or F71 code then the MCU at the bottom of the washer will likely need to be replaced to fix this problem. A technician would normally be needed to verify this failure and replace the MCU. The MCU is expensive ($423).

This troubleshooting information is based on a common HE3t model that displays the F70 and F71 codes. If you need more help, submit additional details and the full model number of your HE3t washer.

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Mar 27, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Troubleshoot washer code reads F71 no displays


Hi,

F71 points at a connection error between button pad and control board.

Please read the indications in this article: F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes...

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Jan 03, 2011 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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Getting code F70 and F71.


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool Duet washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Oct 28, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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I got an F70 code . After unplugging the machine and then plugging it back in, I now get an F71 code. What to do?


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Oct 16, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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I'm getting an F70 error code. Unplugged the washer once, which allowed 1 load of laundry to be completed. Then the effor code came back - which does not allow any thing else to happen. My book does not...


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F70 is Central Control unit Heartbeat failure. If a Central Control Unit Heartbeat Failure is displayed, no communication is detected from the Central Control Unit to the User Interface. To resolve this issue you’ll have to:

1. Check for continuity of the User Interface harness.
2. Check wire harness connections to the User Interface and the Central Control Unit.
3. Replace User Interface if drum is rotating.
4. Replace Central Control Unit if drum is not moving



Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Aug 27, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Can anyone tell me what an F70 code is? When I push the start button it beeps at my twice and then in about 30 seconds I get a long beep and the error code F70 is on the display. Thanks in advance for your...


Hi,

F70 error code indicates Central control unit heartbeat failure. If a Central Control Unit Heartbeat Failure is displayed, no communication is detected from the Central Control Unit to the User Interface.
1. Check for continuity of the User Interface harness.

2. Check wire harness connections to the User Interface and the Central Control Unit.

3. Replace User Interface if drum is rotating.

4. Replace Central Control Unit if drum is not moving

Thank you !!

Jun 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Getting code f70 & f71 washer will not run water does not fill or spin


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Jun 06, 2010 | Kenmore 47081 Front Load Washer

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There is an error code f70 and there was an error code f71.


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Mar 04, 2010 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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