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TROULBING SHOOTING FOR A FRONT LOADER KENMNORE ELITE 31T

MY FRONT LOADER HAS CODES ON IT,, F11 AN A LF

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    i have a f11 code on my washer. need help



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Check the screans on your water valves lf is a long fill Serial Communication Error
Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the Motor Control Unit
(MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
Potential Causes
• Check Wire Harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control
Unit (CCU)
• Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
• Check MCU
• Check CCU
• Check Motor
• Check Wire Harness thats the f11 error now if you pull the top off the washer you will find atech sheet in an envelope with troubleshotting procedures

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LF appears after my maytag front loader is washing for about 4 min. We took the screens out, cleaned out and swapped ends of hoses from washer to the water valves. Still not working. Washer only a yea


LF means long fill....if the flow meter does not detect
the correct amount of water entering the machine the
code will appear. Google Maytag front load washer
LF code...there are several links including a video
that should help you solve the problem.

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Dennis

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Whash machine


The symptoms are pretty specific for the F11 code on the Whirlpool Duet front loaders and clones (Kenmore Elite and KitchenAid):

If the washer starts to fill but the drum NEVER moves, your MCU is bad

If the washer runs through most of a cycle and then gives the F11 before (or during) a rinse or spin cycle, then you have the CCU relay problem.

If you are interested in having me repair your CCU for you, I offer that service on eBay (website coming soon). My username there is "jhagner"

Thanks

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Washer code F11??? I have a Kenmore Elite front loader


F11 Serial communication error
Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
Possible causes/procedure:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
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
cycle.
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Service manual and more HERE

Aug 22, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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We have a Kenmore Elite Quiet Pak 4 Washer that we have had for 5 years. It has been flashing F11 and DL back and forth for months. We had a tech come out (not sure he knew what he was talking about) and...


The symptoms are pretty specific for the F11 code on the Whirlpool Duet front loaders and clones (Kenmore Elite and KitchenAid):

If the washer starts to fill but the drum NEVER moves, your MCU is bad

If the washer runs through most of a cycle and then gives the F11 before (or during) a rinse or spin cycle, then you have the CCU relay problem.

If you are interested in having me repair your CCU for you, I offer that service on eBay (website coming soon). My username there is "jhagner"

Thanks

Aug 19, 2011 | Kenmore Front Load Washer

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I keeg getting the dreaded F11 anf DL code!


Hi,
The following list of codes indicates an electronics communication problem with the washer:

Duet HT® washer - F01, F03, F06, F11, F23, F24, F27, F28, F29, F30, F31, F32, F35, F42, F61, F62, F63, F64, F65, F70, F71, and F99
Duet® washer - F05, F07, F09, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F21, F22, and FdU
Duet SportTM washer - F01, F11, F23, F24, F27, F28, F29, F30, F31, and F33
PLACEHOLDER FOR ART
To remove the error display, press Pause/Cancel twice.
If Pause/Cancel does not work:
  1. Unplug washer or disconnect power for one minute.
  2. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
  3. Re-select the cycle and press Start.
NOTE: If the error remains on the display, then call for service.

Take care

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I have a kenmore elite he3 front loader washer. it gives me a f11 code when i attempt to wash a load.


F/11 is serial communication error code. It means the communication between the central control unit (CCU) and the motor control unit (MCU) is not good. Possible causes include worn or failed drive system components, faulty CCU or MCU, broken wiring harness, faulty drive motor, or faulty wiring harness connections in the CCU, the motor, or the MCU.

Jun 09, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Stops on spin cycle and gives a f11 error code


F11 is a serial communication error. Communication between the main board and the motor control board is not being sent correctly. This could be a bad main board, motor control board or motor itself. The testing can get pretty involved. Try putting the machine in a self test mode and see if the error clears. Press Cancel, then by pressing the drain spin button once on the left side then move to the spin speed button the the right. Press this button until no-spin lights. Press the prewash button 4 times. C00 should appear in the display. Let it run it's tests, there will be 8 of them and end up on C08. If this doesn't work, it's best you wait for the service tech.

Mar 29, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My Kenmore Elite front loader HE3 washer will not start.


The door lock is not telling the control the door is locked. Faulty door switch or failed control or loose wire.Try pushing in on the door while it tries to start. Advanced trouble shooting may be required.
Eric

Jun 20, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Resetting washer after the problem is fixed


Did you unplug the washer at any point while you were repairing it? Normally, to reset some minor glitches with the washer all that is required is to unplug the washer for at least 30 minutes. This will reset the CCU. If you had the power secured, the problem SHOULD have gone away with the installation of the new door latch. Unless...you purchased a defective door latch, or have a faulty wiring harness. What was the error code you originally experienced? The reason I ask, is because if this is a Kenmore Elite Front Loader as the one pictured above, there is no "lf" error code. "Fdl" and "Fdu" error codes are usually the indication of a defective door latch. Could you please post back and clarify this information for me?

Sep 28, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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When washing, it stops and says F11. What does that mean?


F-11=Serial Communication Error

Communication between the Central Control Unit( CCU)and the MotorC ontroUl nit
(MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
PotentialCauses
. CheckW ireH arnessc onnectiontso the MCU.t he motor,a ndC entraCl ontrol
Unit (CCU)
. Checkt he Drives ysteml or anyw orno r failedc omponents
. ReplaceM CU
. ReplaceC CU
. Replace Motor
. ReplaceW ireH arnes

Apr 05, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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