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WE had an F11 F26 and finally F28 error on our 2 to 3 year washing machine. The local repairman is quoting a $500 repair bill to replace board and door latch. Our question is this, with your knowledge of whirlpool front end washers, should we take the $500 and go buy a new top loader, or go ahead and fix the whirlpool. After reading your forums I am unconvinced that this will be the end of our problems. Some advice would be appreciated.

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  • tlivingston Aug 25, 2010

    Somehow this ended up under kitchen ranges, it should be clothes washing machines. Thanks

  • tlivingston Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks, the answer is very helpful. I don't think we can replace the board ourselves though.



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Ok so well do this buy which codes uve given and what they usually mean
Here's what the Whirlpool site says about code F26:
This error code indicates that the door needs to be opened and closed. The F26 code may appear the first time you try to use the washer. Open and close the door to clear the display. The F26 code may also appear if the washer has run three cycles without the door being opened
f-28 is a serial communication error. either your main cntrl or motor control is going to be bad. hard to say which one without a multi meter and the machine in front of me though.
this basicly is saying you have a bad control board
and finally f11
also F11 can mean mean anything from motor to motor control board to ccu board to wiring harness connecting ccu to mcu to motor. if you do not know how to diagnose with out error code you may end up buying wrong part. sometimes doorlatch is not problem central control board CCU is so all in all it all depends how much the conrtol board is because the f11 code actually cases the f26 and f28 so the first thing your gonna wanna do is get a price on the central control unit and if you can replace ti yourself then it would cost you way under 500 try checking with marconeappliance parts they are usually very reasonable with control boards and seem to stock a number of them. please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation and if you have any more questions message me back have a great day rickead1

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  • Rick Ead
    Rick Ead Aug 27, 2010

    you might be able to it is only a couple wires that are cliped plug ins



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