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Kenmore Code F71

I have apperently been able to reset this code (not sure as to how) due to this is the second time this is or has happened. these machines seem to be very tempermental and I am not sure worth the price paid for the current frustration. could you help me figure out how to reset this condition. I have unplugged this appliance numerous times. should it be unplugged for hours or like a computer, five minutes should be sufficient to reset CCU

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  • Bruce Hamende Aug 17, 2008

    I don't think I made myself clear, what is happening doesn't clear that simply. It takes numerous times and frustration. Openning the unit , reseating all the connections to The CCU - going through the diagnostic routine. I am sure somewhere in the dance of two days I am doing something right to restore this. Kenmore/Whirlpool has a potential problem here, with the amount spent for what should be an upscale appliance - I would not recommend this unit for purchase with the number of times this has happened starting with one week out of the first year. If someone here has a connection to whirlpool, this ought to be forwarded to them

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Go to this link
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I have been reading about the issue, and it seems the computer needs to be reset, unplug it for thirty minutes, if the problem persists try again.

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MHWE3000VW error codes F70 & F71


The F70 and F71 codes both refer to a communication error between the main control board and the motor control board.
The problem could be a simple loose wire or a cut in the wiring.
It could be as bad as a failed control board.
Unplug the washer and remove the top panel by taking the screws out of the back side of the top panel.
The top panel will push backwards and then lift up.
This will give you access to the main control board and the wiring to it. Make sure all connections are tight and secure. Inspect the wiring and make sure there are no breaks.

You will also need to remove the kick panel that is below the door on the front.
This will give you access to the motor area. Make sure the plug on the motor is tight and secure. It will also help if you unplug the motor and then plug it back in to make sure the contacts are good.

After verifying that everything is good and tight try the washer out. If the codes come back then you will need to replace the main control board on the washer.


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May 15, 2015 | Washing Machines

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I have a Kenmore model 11049962603 that displayed an f-71 error code. I ordered a new cpu computer from sears and installed it. the machine seemed to work for one or two loads. now it displays an f-70...


I provided a complete list of error codes for this type of washer in the image below. The error codes vary by the exact model of HE3t washer that you have. Since you have an HE3t that is displaying the F70 and F71 codes, the list below should apply to your model. These are not listed in the owner's manual because they are intended for technicians. Use extreme caution if you follow any of the troubleshooting described in this information sheet. Unplug the washer and shut off the water supply before accessing internal components.

The F70 and F71 codes indicate that you have a communication error between the CCU (Central Control Unit or main machine control board) and the user interface touch pad assembly. Here are some troubleshooting tips:

Make sure that you have the washer plugged into a properly grounded 3 prong 120 volt AC electrical outlet.

Unplug the washer for 30 seconds to allow the control boards to power down and reset. Plug the washer back in but do not touch the power button (or any other buttons) for 1 full minute. This may reset the control board. Pressing the power button too quickly after reapplying electrical power to the washer can cause the F70 or F71 code since the CCU does not have time to recognize the user interface control.

If the above tip does not help then the most suspect component failure is the MCU (motor control unit -- motor control board at the bottom of the washer beside the drive motor). You can check for this failure by unplugging the washer and then pulling the MI3 connection on the CCU. The wiring diagram below has the MI3 connection highlighted in red. The connection has blue wires. The third image below shows this connection on the control board. The connections are labeled on the control board. Press the tab at the bottom of this plug down and then pull it out. Power up the machine with this connection unplugged and don't touch any buttons for 1 minute. If you then press the power button to turn on the washer and don't get the F70 or F71 code then the MCU at the bottom of the washer will likely need to be replaced to fix this problem. A technician would normally be needed to verify this failure and replace the MCU. The MCU is expensive ($423).

This troubleshooting information is based on a common HE3t model that displays the F70 and F71 codes. If you need more help, submit additional details and the full model number of your HE3t washer.

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Mar 27, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Troubleshoot washer code reads F71 no displays


Hi,

F71 points at a connection error between button pad and control board.

Please read the indications in this article: F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes...

Regards.

Jan 03, 2011 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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My washer is not operating properly. please tell me what code F71 means and how to fix the problem. Thank you.


Hi,

F71 points at a connection error between button pad and control board.

Please read the indications in this article: F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes...

Regards.

Dec 11, 2010 | Kenmore 47081 Front Load Washer

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I have Kenmore HE5T Error code F71 Pls advise handling. Thanks.


Hi,

F71 points at a connection error between button pad and control board.

Please read the indications in this article: F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes...

Regards.

Nov 07, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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I got an F70 code . After unplugging the machine and then plugging it back in, I now get an F71 code. What to do?


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Oct 16, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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Washer stops in middle of cycle. Comes up with code d5. My wife pushed something on and off 3 times and came up with a code of f71


some machines come with a reset program but not all. Suggest you pull the plug out and wait 20 min untill washer has totally discharged. In the mean time, try and drain the water from the tub. Take note if the drain pump motor is working as well. Retry a wash program..

Sep 06, 2010 | Kenmore Elite Oasis 27052 Top Load Washer

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Getting code f70 & f71 washer will not run water does not fill or spin


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

Jun 06, 2010 | Kenmore 47081 Front Load Washer

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No communication between UI and CCU


Hi.

I think that by this time you already fixed the problem. The codes indicate usually a fault that is either CCU or MCU.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

May 03, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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There is an error code f70 and there was an error code f71.


Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

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