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How do I fix a Whirlpool F11 error?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Whirlpool f11 is an error code that indicates that there is a problem with the door lock on the washing machine. This error code can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is that the door lock is not properly installed or that the door lock is faulty.

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1. Clean the dishwasher's filters

  1. Turn off the dishwasher at the main panel.
  2. Open the dishwasher door.
  3. Find and remove the filters in the dishwasher.
  4. If the filters are stained, clean them with a damp cloth.
  5. Replace the filters.
  6. Close the dishwasher door.
  7. Turn on the dishwasher.

2. Check the dishwasher's float switch and make sure it is not stuck

  1. Check the dishwasher's float switch. If it is not stuck, it should move up and down freely. If it is stuck, it will need to be freed with a pry bar.
  2. If the float switch is not stuck, check the dishwasher's water level. If it is too low, add more water. If it is too high, drain the dishwasher and refill it with water.
  3. Check the dishwasher's drain hose. If it is clogged, unclog it using a plunger.
  4. Check the dishwasher's filters. If they are dirty, clean them using a dishwasher cleaner.

3. Inspect the dishwasher's drain hose and make sure it is not kinked or clogged

  1. Remove the dishwasher from the wall.
  2. Locate the drain hose.
  3. Inspect the drain hose for kinked or clogged areas.
  4. If there are any kinked or clogged areas, fix them using a plunger or a pipe cleaner.
  5. Reconnect the drain hose to the dishwasher.

4. Run the dishwasher through a cycle with a dishwasher cleaner

There are a few steps to follow in order to run the dishwasher through a cycle with a dishwasher cleaner. The first step is to open the dishwasher and remove any food or dirty dishes that may be present. Next, pour a small amount of dishwasher cleaner into the dishwasher’s upper spray arm. Close the dishwasher’s door and start the cycle. Once the cycle is complete, open the dishwasher and remove the cleaning utensils. Finally, wipe down the dishwasher with a clean cloth to remove any dishwasher cleaner residue.

5. Check the dishwasher's door gasket and make sure it is sealing properly

  1. Open the dishwasher door.
  2. Locate the dishwasher door gasket.
  3. Inspect the gasket for tears or cracks.
  4. If the gasket is cracked or torn, replace it.
  5. Close the dishwasher door.
  6. Run the dishwasher with the door open.
  7. Check for leaks after the dishwasher has completed its cycle.

6. Inspect the dishwasher's arm sprayers and make sure they are not clogged

  1. Remove the dishwasher arm sprayers by unscrewing them.
  2. Look inside the sprayers for any clogs or debris.
  3. If there are any clogs, use a cleaner or plunger to clear them.
  4. Reinstall the sprayers and test the dishwasher to make sure the problem has been fixed.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Have a professional service the dishwasher.