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CA - communications error

- Unplugged the unit for several hours (per recommendations) but the error did not clear. Washer tries to start for just a few seconds.

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Most likely suspect is the relay bd under console this is the one on left there is some kind of communication problem between the 2 bds

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WHAT DOES ERROR CODE f11 MEANS?


Resolution: Error code F11 = Serial Communication Error. Error codes can be caused by a Power Surge or other electrical anomaly,attempt to return the washer to operation by following the Hard Reset procedure below. In some cases the control can be non-functioning or may not accept activation from the control panel. To clear and restart the control follow the these steps:

Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.

Reconnect the unit to the power source by turning the breaker back on or plugging the unit back into the wall outlet.

Press the Pause/Cancel/Stop button twice to clear the display.

Start a short cycle to check the operation of the machine by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the machine starts.

Note: If the Hard Reset does not work, there may be an internal failure with the washer, that requires service.
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Aug 07, 2016 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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No water enters washer during start


Good afternoon friend, I appreciate your post!

Based on the symptoms you are describing it sounds like your Frigidaire washer could possibly have faulty water valve or a communication error with the pressure switch. Lastly, it could be an issue with your control not sending power or an open wire. Because it could be a number of any one of several underlying causes, I would recommend reaching out to a professional to properly diagnose and repair your washer. Best regards-Matt

Jul 18, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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My washer begin washing but the stop and has the code lp what sim to be the problem?


This are the only codes for your washer. hope this help. WHIRLPOOL Calypso Washing Machine Failure Code Condition Check/Repair "PF" Power Failure "PF" flashes if the washer loses power during a running cycle. The washer does not flash "PF" when it is first plugged in.
Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost

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Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle. "FL" Flood Condition "FL" flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for "FL" to be displayed
With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Er" Processor Reset Error This error code is displayed if the control failed to save cycle information during a power failure. This does not generate an error code beep.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "LF" Long Fill If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and "LF" is flashed.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "CE" Communications Error If there is any breakdown in communication between the machine controller and the motor controller, "CE" flashes and the unit beeps once.
Some common causes of "CE" errors include:
·Conformal coating on serial communications pins between the machine controller and motor controller. After disconnecting power to the unit, try scraping this coating off the pins.
· Check the resistance values between the serial communications pins with the connectors in place. Make sure the harness does not have a bad connection.
· Check the quick disconnect at the motor terminal. The drive motor must be hooked up properly or a "CE" error will occur.
· Drive motor thermal protector has opened.
·Motor controller is not powered or fuse has opened. Replace motor controller.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Ld" Long Drain "Ld" flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "CA"
"Cl" Average current limit Or
Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either "CA" for average current limit trip or "Cl" for instantaneous current limit trip.
Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.
Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings.
This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display "ob" Off Balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for Off Balance
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Sr" Stuck Relay "Sr" signifies a failure of the relay in the closed position. With this failure, power to the motor controller cannot be turned off by the machine controller.
The machine control board may have a bad relay and may need to be replaced. Check pins 1 and 5 of P16 of the machine controller and pins 1 and 2 of P1 of the motor controller. This should have AC line voltage when the motor controller is powered.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "LS" Lid Switch Error The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the stat if the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.
This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Feb 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My washer will not start it says" F-01" and constantly blinks when I try to press start. HELP!


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Error F01 in your whirlpool duet sport indicates EEPROM error which means that a communication error between the Central Control Unit (CCU)
and the EEPROM onboard the CCU occurred. This error also occurs when the pump driver fails to activate and/or one of the main relays is not working. To resolve this issue leave the unit unplugged for 5-10 minutes so that if this was caused due to power surge it is cleared. Also check the CCU (central control unit), if bad you’ll have to replace it.
Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Aug 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet Sport HT WFW8400TE Washer

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Washer has stopped and is flashing "CA" on the monitor


Hello there:
the ca or even a ci can mean the following
CA
Cl Average current limit Or
Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display
unplug the machine for 1 hour and then plug back in and see if the error is now cleared

Dec 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My kenmore fron loader gets stuck in the wash cycle then reads erroe F09 and sometimes F11


"F09" is an Overflow Condition error, while "F11" is a Serial Communications error. The following two links explain both error codes and how to troubleshoot:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r805532-f09_error_whirlpool_duet_kenmore_elite

http://www.fixya.com/support/r666194-f11_error_whirpool_duet_kenmore_elite

Read through both links and follow the advice given. Both these error codes can be a bit tricky to diagnose as they both have multiple causes. I would begin by looking at those items that are common to both. The Central Control Unit (CCU) seems to be a logical place to start. Check all the wire harness connections to make sure they are connected properly. I would recommend you pull each plug one at a time and reseat them. Make sure you UNPLUG the washer while doing this and leave the unit unplugged for at least 30 minutes. This will reset the CCU and clear any erroneous error codes. If resetting the CCU does not help, or if you don't find either of these links helpful, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Jun 23, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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CA error code on Calypso Washer


CA Cl Average current limit Or Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip. Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

Meaning you had stuffed it full one time and then it was hard on the motor, you will have to change the drive motor most likely...

May 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Sears Calypso Washer purchased in 2004, displays the CA error code. Unplugged the washer for a couple hours and replugged in. Ran a cycle without anything in. Worked fine. Placed a load in and it ran for...


CA - Average Current peak - happens if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Overloading the unit may cause this problem. Try washing smaller loads and see if the problem goes away. If it recurs when you wash bigger loads, decrease the size AND watch to see if you have to continue to decrease the size to keep the error from happening. If that were occurring, it could well be a sign of the electrical problems noted, requiring service.

May 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Error: F 01 and it wont start! I unplugged it for 2 minutes but it still reads 01. I drained the water and it still reads F 01


F01 - There may be an internal problem with the control, attempt a Hard Reset.

Hard Reset - In some cases the control can be non-functioning or may not accept activation from the control panel. To clear and restart the control follow the these steps:

* Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
* Reconnect the unit to the power source by turning the breaker back on or plugging the unit back into the wall outlet.
* Press the Pause/Cancel/Stop button twice to clear the "PF" in the display.
* Start a short cycle to check the operation of the machine by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the machine starts.

The F01 generally indicates a failed electronic machine control board.
This error code can sometimes be caused by a glitch or power surge through the electrical lines.
You may be able to clear this code by unplugging the washer for 5 minutes.
If the code returns after plugging the washer back in, then the electronic machine control board will need to be replaced.

The procedure for accessing and replacing this control board is shown in this image...

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Be sure to unplug the washer before accessing internal components.
When you access the control board, I recommend transferring the wires from the old control board to the new replacement control board one connection at a time.
Once you have all of the wires transferred, remove the old control board and mount the new control board in the washer.
Reassemble and test the washer.

The "F01" error code indicates a communication error between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the EEPROM onboard the CCU.
The "F01" can also be displayed if the onboard "Pump Driver" fails to activate.
Generally in order to correct this failure will require replacing the CCU.
There is no way to test and verify if the control board has failed.
The technical data sheet basically states to replace the CCU.

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May 04, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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My HE 2Plus Has an 01 error code, unplugged washer, waited plugged it in again still unable to clear code


F01 - There may be an internal problem with the control, attempt a Hard Reset.

Hard Reset - In some cases the control can be non-functioning or may not accept activation from the control panel. To clear and restart the control follow the these steps:

* Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
* Reconnect the unit to the power source by turning the breaker back on or plugging the unit back into the wall outlet.
* Press the Pause/Cancel/Stop button twice to clear the "PF" in the display.
* Start a short cycle to check the operation of the machine by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the machine starts.

The F01 generally indicates a failed electronic machine control board.
This error code can sometimes be caused by a glitch or power surge through the electrical lines.
You may be able to clear this code by unplugging the washer for 5 minutes.
If the code returns after plugging the washer back in, then the electronic machine control board will need to be replaced.

The procedure for accessing and replacing this control board is shown in this image...

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkwdftgtbkdgfrwxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/ksrttqdqrxkssrqtgsd/1/1303472/5961857/image12917img-or.jpg

Be sure to unplug the washer before accessing internal components.
When you access the control board, I recommend transferring the wires from the old control board to the new replacement control board one connection at a time.
Once you have all of the wires transferred, remove the old control board and mount the new control board in the washer.
Reassemble and test the washer.

The "F01" error code indicates a communication error between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the EEPROM onboard the CCU.
The "F01" can also be displayed if the onboard "Pump Driver" fails to activate.
Generally in order to correct this failure will require replacing the CCU.
There is no way to test and verify if the control board has failed.
The technical data sheet basically states to replace the CCU.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Mar 02, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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