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F dL on Kenmore Elite HE3t as well as F11

It will not run a load and it just beeps and shows F dL now. For over a week it was just F11. This expensive machine stinks if you ask me.

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    Does anyone have a Part # for the CCU PCB on my Kenmore Elite H3t washer?

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    I just purchased the HT3 Kenmore Elite and it washed my clothes but when it was time to began the SPIN CYCLE, a CODE F11 would come on the screen and NOT GO THE HWELL AWAY!  Does anyone know a solution to this problem other than returning this machine?

  • fishbone3d Dec 23, 2008

    I have a quiet pack 4 HE3t Kenmore washer thats displaying the F11 code. I cannot afford a service call nor any expensive repairs, can anyone help me do this myself?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem--for the past 2-3 weeks, every so often the f11 code comes on and the machine keeps beeping. I've been able to get it started again by canceling the cycle and restarting, but from what I have been reading, the situation is expected to get worse. We also have a lot more vibration during the cycles.



  • rafamarin Dec 26, 2008

    The repair man came and his solution was to disconect the washer to fix the F11 error. A week later the problem persist and now when the washer gets to the one minue spinning stays in no. 1 forever. This is a nightmare.

  • susanhutton1 Dec 26, 2008

    I have been having problems with this washer for a month now! F
    and DL. I have had the door lock changed. It actually ran 1 cycle through correctly and then started all over again! Unable to get door unlocked. Help!!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    have the same problem--for the past 2-3 weeks, every so often the f11 code comes on and the machine keeps beeping. I've been able to get it started again by canceling the cycle and restarting, but from what I have been reading, the situation is expected to get worse. We also have a lot more vibration during the cycles.



    THIS IS EXACTLY MY PROBLEM.

    Ergh.

  • Xav Land Feb 25, 2009

    excatly the same, but for more time

  • Xav Land Feb 25, 2009

    exactly the same problem here

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem, for many months now.

  • Kornbred444 Mar 05, 2009

    I have had this same F11 and dL code for about 6 mnths I found that if you bang the back center of the washer when you hear the clicking it will buzz and then start working again but it has stopped working after 6 mnths of doing this

  • Ldygodi4100 Mar 16, 2009

    I have the Kenmore Elite HE3t I am getting that F11 error and not the door lock will not unlock. Repair man just told me 552.62 for a new computer and door lock......HELP, HELP...Ldygodi4100@cox.net

  • jposso Mar 18, 2009


    Let me say thank you for the posting.... I'm JP from NJ.
    I had the F11 and DL error escalating over time.

    I was able to download the instructions:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysteryonio...
    After gaining access to the CCU, I inspected and check for continuity but everything checked out ...

    No weak solder points on the board. The contact on my CCU on the other hand well they looked like there were very worn.

    What I did do is add solder to al the contact runs and reinstalled the CCU. My problems with the F11 and DL error were attributed to CCU have gone away.

    I assume overtime the humidity get to the solder on the board and with the continues vibrations there is excessive wear on the contact.

    Thanks so much you have saved me time and money.
    Greatfully JP.

  • ltmcsweeney Apr 21, 2009

    i have the F11 come on during the middle of my wash. Now, it locks up and doesn't unlock and has dl messages. We keep replacing the door lock but, it keeps escalating.

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Press on pause for about 15 seconds, then open the door, choose your program, close the door hard and press on start.

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There are other threads in fixya with the same problem, and I'm trying to get to all of them but there's too many, so please pass this along. The problem is contact fretting and is very easy to fix. It costs next to nothing and only takes a bit of work. Please see my post on mysteryonion's page at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysteryonionpatch/471156850
It is dated Wed Feb 25, 2009, 11:58:03 pm, and you can search for my name - "monettsys"
The same problem will occur with any machine that uses tin-lead contacts in the connectors.
Best Wishes,
Mike Monett
www.pstca.com

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F dl refers to a door lock issue, failur to lock,f 11 refers to a communications error between door lock and 2 central computers on board, just replaced a machine controller for a cust today to fix the Fdl. part deneding on model can be 165-300 dollars.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

Close door hard. Then HIT it on the Handle.

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F/dl= Door Lock Error
A DoorL ockE rroro ccursif t hed oorc annobt el ockedl.t willt rvt o locki t 6 times
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PotentialCauses
. DoorL ockM echanisbmr okeno r removefdr omt heD oor
. CheckD oorL ock/SwitcAhs sembly
. Checkth ew ireh arnescso nnectiontost heD oorL ock/SwitcAhs semblayn d
CentraCl ontroUl nit( CCU)
. DoorL ocl</SwitAcshs emblFv ailure

F11= Serial Communication Error
Communication between the CentraCl ontroUl nit( CCU)a ndt he MotorC ontroUl nit
(MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
PotentialCauses
. CheckW ireH arnessc onnectiontso the MCU.t he motor,a ndC entraCl ontrol
Unit (CCU)
. Checkt he Drives ysteml or anyw orno r failedc omponents
. ReplaceM CU
. ReplaceC CU
. Replace Motor
. ReplaceW ireH arness

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