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F11 code Wash machine has f11 code during wash and rinse cycles. It also emits a stinky smell, Repairman came and said it is a sensor code and check electronic board and it looked good. Continued to do this so I checke drain pipe and hose they were a little gunky but not to bad. I would appreciate any suggestions as I have 4 kids and a lot of laundry.

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"F11" is a serial communications error between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the Motor Control Unit (MCU). In short, you need to check all the connections between the CCU (which is located in the center of the washer directly behind the wash tub with the top casing removed), the MCU (which is located in the bottom portion of the washer on the left-hand side looking in from the back with the rear panel removed), and the connections to the drive motor (located under the wash tub in the rear).
In a nutshell, the majority of the time I have experienced this problem, it has been a failed CCU. You can find a replacement at Just type in your COMPLETE model number in the Search menu and look for item #1176592. The part lists for about $50 less than what Sears carries it for. I don't know if you will find it any cheaper.

As far as the smell goes...this is usually caused by leaving the washer door closed and not cleaning the tub periodcially. Front loaders are notorious for this problem. It is caused by residual water (which is normal) sitting in the wash tub with the door sealed. The water will sour and the tub will also mildew, because of lack of air to dry the tub out. Another item to mention is to check in and around the rubber door boot. Small items, such as socks and underwear can get caught behind the rubber seal and start to smell. This area should also be cleaned periodically. If you have checked the drain trap and drain lines thoroughly, then clean the rubber boot. Run the washer on the hottest setting you have with nothing, but bleach in the tub. This will sanitize the tub and drain lines. You may have to repeat this process a couple of times to get the problem under control. It is recommended to run a sanitary (or cleaning) cycle periodically to keep the washer clean. Leave the door OPEN when not in use to prevent mildew from forming inside the wash tub and rubber boot. If you have a serious mildew problem and cleaning does not resolve it, you may have to replace the door boot.

Post back and let know. I can provide step-by-steps instructions on how to replace the CCU. Steps on how to replace the door bellow (rubber boot) are posted under my profile under "Tips and Tricks". I hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008


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