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Kenmore Elite Smartwash HE41

Washer will not complete cycle, display indicates F-11, DL, I have lost the owners manual and don't want to call for service if can be fixed on my own

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The manual says that there is a communication problem between the Central Control unit and the Motor Control unit. It says to check these things:
1. Check wiring harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and CCU.
2. Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components.
3. Check Motor
4. Check that the MCU and the CCU are not mounted upside down. The wires should
be to the left when facing the MCU connectors.

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