Kenmore washer error code f11

The F11 fault code signals a communication issue.

It means that the machine control board and motor control board cannot exchange signals properly.

This is why it happens:

  • Poorly connected or damaged wiring between the two units
  • Failure in either or both units
  • Door not locking properly
  • Motor problems

This error code can occur due to a power cutoff or surge. In this case, the error can be cleared through a reset.

Sometimes errors occur due to failing control board and its inability to get the signal from the control panel. Here are a few steps that may help you solve the issue:

  1. Unplug or switch off the machine and wait for 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Plug the washer back in/switch it on.
  3. Push Pause/Cancel/Stop to reset the display.
  4. Run a short cycle: select it, press the Start button and hold it until the cycle starts.
  5. If it does not work, consult a professional technician.