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Error code f 14

We have done all the steps to change the door lock and now we are getting an F 14 Error code. Please help! Thanks.

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"F14" is an EEPROM error. This can indicate a failure of the CCU (central control unit). This is usually generated by a faulty chip on the CCU itself. Kenmore recommends unplugging the unit for at least two and trying it again as this could simply be a glitch. If this does not correct the problem, double check all your connectors.

Post back and let me know what you find.

PS The CCU is the main control board located in the center of the washer just above the wash tub in the back. You will need to remove the top of the washer to access it. The top comes off by removing three screws in the rear and sliding the top back, then lifting it off.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Apr 03, 2008

    Oops - I was supposed to say, unplug the unit for at least two minutes. I left a word out in the first paragraph.

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Well first of all you may please follow the steps below -
1. If your door hasn't yet locked and will not lock simply press cancel and try again.
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Please do rate the solution if issue is resolved else post a comment for assistance.


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2. Remove the console to access the machine/ motor control assembly. See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies.
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4. Check the lid lock motor winding and switches by removing P12 from the machine/ motor control and checking the
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Component/Resistance Unlocked/Resistance Locked/Contacts Measured/Contacts Measured:


Motor Winding/35 ±5 O/35 ±5 O/P12-2/P12-3/
Lock Switch - Home/0 O/Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-4
Lock Switch - Lock/Open Circuit/0 O/P12-1/P12-7
Lock Switch - Lid/Lid Closed = 0 OLid Open = Open Circuit/Lid Closed = 0 O Lid Open = Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-5




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exists in the door lid lock. Replace the door lid lock.
5. If the Manual: Door Switch or Manual: Door Lid Lock in step 1 failed, then the machine/motor control has failed: Unplug washer or disconnect power.
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