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F11 cycle fails to complete F11 code appears

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    f-11 appears and door will not unlock and unit has to be unplugged to reset, it is happening more and more

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    Started out as DL error - then went to F11 problem - already changed the door lock if you unplug it will start cycle over from begining.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    Started out as DL error - then went to F11 problem - already changed the door lock if you unplug it will start cycle over from begining.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    Same problem, starts out as DL then goes to F11.....have tried restarting the cycle but load of white clothes that was in it ended up with black all over it....service tech says there's nothing wrong and the black was from the rubber

  • hate duet Dec 20, 2007

    duet sucks should of spent a lot les $ and got a good old washer

  • debsman Dec 29, 2007

    same problem and to much freakin money for it thats what sucks you spend that kind of money you would think the crap would last longer than 3.5 years

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    F/DL and F11 errors on 3 1/2 year old washer, and this is a replacement washer for one that failed the first week I bought it. Spent too much, should have bought a regular washer at 1/3 the price!

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Same thing, washer is also three years old



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I have the same F11 and had the same FdL codes. From my troubleshooting I've discovered that the main circuit board has what's called "cold solder joints" at the board connectors for both the input power and the connection to the door lock and main motor. (Cold solder joints are caused when the solder temp is not hot enough or the circuit board is moved too fast through the soldering process. In this case the solder was the correct temp for the smaller joints but not for the larger connections) After touching up the solder connections on the board the FdL code went away but I'm still plagged with hit or miss F11 codes. Shaking the machine causes the F11 to go away, so it is clear to me that there is still a bad solder joint or bad connection at the main circuit board. I also replaced the connectors for the connections mentioned above because the originals are too wimpy.

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My stupid duet washer flashes an F 26 code, when this happens it's totaly out of commission until we call a repair person to come and reset it. Does anyone know the process to remove this code so I can finish doing my laundry. Also as a side note, this code is not listed anywhere in the manual nor on any sites. Could I be the only person having this code?
Help please.

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  • hhappy Dec 17, 2007

    make f11 conplete


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F11 Serial communication error
Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
Possible causes/procedure:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and
Central Control Unit (CCU).
3. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any

Service manual and more HERE

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Plug off the wall. Shaking & vibration of your washer causes circuit board connections to become loose; due to faulty manufacture. Remove the 3 or 4 screws from the back & take off the top cover to secure the connections, make sure they are tight. This applies for the F11 & F dl codes. Dont forget to rate me &, merry xmas!

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