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F 11 Error Code

I have a Kenmore Elite HE 3t front-load washer. All cycles stopped working and it gave code F 11 and started a perpetual beeping sound. Also, the door is locked and will not open. HELP, please!

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  • GerLau Mar 18, 2008

    I have an Elite HE 4T. It consistently stops with a few minutes remaining and flashes F11. I stop the cycle, cancel then push start again and it seems to go, but it does it again for the next load. Also, I ran an empty load with vinegar to clean everything out but nothing changed. What is wrong with my washer?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I'm having the exact problem with my HE 4t washer. Right in the middle of a cycle it will stop and start beeping. There are times that I can pause it & press start and the cycle will resume. But then there are times, like today, where it's giving me a really hard time. I think it's time to call for a service tech. This is getting very annoying.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    During the washing cycle, the washer stops running, starts beeping, door wont open, and it flashes an F and then an H. What are those error codes?

  • NoMoreSears Mar 24, 2008

    I, too, am seeing the F 11 code. NOTHING seems to be working, and am unable to locate my Owner's Manual. Would rather not call Sears, as they are not a lot of help anyway. LAST time we'll buy from Sears!!

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    Our HE4t Kenmore Elite Washer has also begun to stop during a wash cycle and flash the F11 code. It is about 3 1/2 years old. I checked the manual and it says codes F4 to F16 signify an electrical problem. The manual says to select Pause/Cancel twice to cancel the cycle. Then Select Drain & Spin if there is excessive water in the washer. I have done this and within a minute or 2 of restarting I get the F11 code again. The only way I have been able to finish my wash cycle is to press Pause/Cancel until the crazy beeping stops, unplug washer and plug it back in. I push start and it is usually fine until the next load when I have to go through the whole headache again. We will be calling for service on this one.



  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Door lock clicks and will not start

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Replaced door lock switch but won't lock and stare shows LOC in window

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The door will stay locked if the machine did not drain properly. Try running a Drain & Spin cycle.

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