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Whirlpool AWM8143 help please! F11 coming up on display..

Was just wondering if anyone knoew why my washing machine, stated above, keeps having the digits F11 come up on the display.
This has happened twice now, once a while ago and has reoccured now.

Any help would be gretefully appreciated.


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  • stacey86 Feb 25, 2008

    Thanks for your advice.

  • jo-o Mar 01, 2008

    do i need a new washer or can it be repaired i too have f11 flashing

  • blake_lorna Mar 11, 2008

    18 months old and I have this on my machine too, what can I do?

  • Ivanhoe 1938 Apr 03, 2008

    Have the same problem. F11 comes up on display and machine will not start. How do I fix this please ?



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Ther's a water level contol system on these. a plastic 'water holder' is a push fit into the outer drum (at the front,& difficult to get to - undo screws underneath and open the front like a door, without putting too much strain on the door seal) a flexible black pipe or tube is connected onto this water holder and goes up to a electronic control with adjustment screws on the r/h side ,front top. FIrst check the water holder isn't blocked with old washing powder by pulling straight out of the outer tub (its a push fit)& blowing through it..
Second do the same with the black tube.
Third make half turn adjustments to the electronic water level sensor - just pull it away from it's snap fit mounting and you'll see 3 adjusting screws -your choice but usually the lower one.-hey presto

Posted on Apr 24, 2008


It's a communication error between the ccu and the mcu (motor ctl unit). i've seen lots of problems with the mcu.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008


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