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Lost power during cycle. now I get F11 error code and it wont drain/spin

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1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. then plug back in after 1 minute. See if that works. there really is no 100% way to diagnose. sounds like the ctrol board in the top back needs to be replaced.
if you are mech. inclined you can follow this procedure.

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
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
8. Check that the serial harness at the MCU is not mounted
upside down. The wires should be to the left when facing the
MCU connectors.

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Un plug washer for a min.Plug back in,Restart wash cycle from the begining.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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    mpcheesman1 Apr 26, 2010

    Im sorry,try hitting pause and cancel twice also.



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