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F 01 code won't come off, washer won't start

I hope you can helm Benimur. I really need to get this washer going. I probably have 20 loads to do and it piles up each day that goes by. I stopped the washer 1 minute before it completed the wash cycle and I got an F-01 Code flashing. I stopped by the Sears store in St Joseph, MO, and they didn't know what to do with it, and of course, my warranty is up. My machine is an HE2Plus Kenmore front-loading machine. I downloaded the codes and the trouble shooting guides but they don't work. I've unplugged my machine for over 24 hours and I still get the F-01 flashing. What can I do?

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  • bigtau06 Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem.  I just purchased a Kenmore HE2 Plus front loading washer in June 08.  The washer is now flashing F-01 everytime I push the start button, regardless of Cycle, Speed, etc.  Fortunately, it is still under warranty but the Sears repair tech. cannot come out to fix for over a week!!!!  I started researching myself and there are many people with the same problem.  It is apparently a "communication" problem between electrical boards in the washer, however, I cannot find a fix that I can do myself; must get repair tech.  I would love to find a solution myself so I don't have to wait so long for repair.  Unplugging does not seem to work.

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    same exact problem. any solutions out there? what did the repair techs usually do? thanks

  • greg ewchuk Nov 11, 2008

    F 01 code won't come off, washer won't start

  • tracynmike Dec 31, 2008

    I turned a cycle off with one minute to go. Now when I try to use the washer (Kenmore HE2Plus Frontloader) I get the F-01 error code. Downloaded tech sheet from internet, ran through diagnostic steps, and nothing has changed. Left unit unplugged for some time. Nothing seems to help. This is a BRAND NEW machine - probably used for two months. But, I bought it used from a tenant that owed us rent, so I don't know if I'll be covered under warranty. Thanks for any help you can provide.



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You have to buy a new ccu unit in sears if you dont have warranty the cost is betwen 175 to 200 $$

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