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My washer keeps stopping in the middle of the cycle, starts beeping, and flashes F11. What is wrong?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    F11 display during cycle wash won't finish

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    whirlpool duet front loader stops in the middle of cycle and starts beeping continuously

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    whirlpool duet front loader stops in the middle of cycle and starts beeping continuously there is no code flashing at all just beeping

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my washer does not display any codes

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my whirlpool duet front load washer stops in the middle of a cycle and starts beeping contiuosly

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my whirlpool duet washer stops in the middle of was and beeps continously

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my whirlpool duet washer stops in the middle of was and beeps continously f-11code

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my whirlpool duet front load washer stops in the middle of a cycle and starts beeping

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    my washer will start to fill with water on the normal cycle and then it will stop and the f11 code flashes and the machine will alarm and wont complete the cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The code message F11 appears. I tried to drain, rinse, and start over. The message appears each time

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    f11 code pops up washer stops

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    washer works gets half done then gives code f11

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    will not start wash cycle. just beeps and lights up the washer light

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Washer start s like normal, then starts beeping and shuts off, with a blinking F ci
    ode on dial.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Washer will not go through wash cycle beeps and flashes F



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F11 is a serial communications error. This is a symptom of an electronic control board starting to go bad. As defined by the technical information provided by Whirlpool, the error could also be caused by a loose or broken wire connector and/or the central control unit (CCU) (front panel). I would double check all your wire connections leading to the control board and CCU, first. Don't be surprised, however, if the problem persists and you eventually have to replace the electronic control board. To check, follow these steps: 1. Unplug washer. 2. Remove the three screws along the top of the washer in the rear that holds the top panel on. 3. Once the screws are removed the top should slide back then lift up. 4. The electronic control board is gray (or white) in color and located in the rear of the washer. It's impossible to miss. Double check all the connections ONE AT A TIME. 5. Double check the wire harness connections leading to the front panel as well. I hope this resolves your problem, but experience has proven that this is usually an Electronic Control Board failure. It could actually be a combination of the CCU as well. The part numbers are as follows: Electronic Control Board: 959503 Central Control Unit: 1025824 Both boards cost about $150 each. Let me know if this helps you.

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