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Thank you!! Good Morning, F11 code I have an F9 code. Can you help with this code? Of course I can't find my manual when I need it! Thank you so much for the fix it on F11.

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"F09" is a "Flood Condition" error code. The following link explains this:

Read through the information thoroughly and verify all the recommended steps. More than likely you have a drainage issue with the drain pump as a possible culprit.

If you need to check the drain pump for obstructions, the next link explains how:

Let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

PS All the fault codes are normally in a tech sheet provided by the manufacturer. This tech sheet is usually placed inside the washer behind the lower panel, or affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

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1, Power off at the machine. Do the next 4 steps within 3 seconds.
2, Press Temperature Button in.
3, Power on
4, Release temperature button
5, press Soil Type button

You will now hear the door lock release so you can get to your pants.

Diagnostic code is now displayed. You can switch the washer off and back on and the error code is clear. If you do this it will work.

I am sure it would help you to resolve the issue.

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Remove the lower front panel from the washer. Reach up to the bottom of the latch and you will feel a tab hanging from the latch. Pull down on it and the door will unlock.

When you have the panel off you should see a tech sheet, probably on the right as you are looking at the machine. This tells you what to check for each fault code.
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Most likely the door latch was not the problem the first time you got this code. The latches are usually pretty reliable unless the switch actuator gets broken, which won't give a code, it just won't start.
Check your owners manual for the warranty information. These machines used to have a 2 yr warranty on the control boards. Warranty policies changed industry wide in fall of '06 so they may only be covered for a year on yours.
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