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Need help with F-01 error

Need help with F-01 error code...can anyone tell me why I am getting this error?

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Kathy, F01 is not a valid fault code, but if it is displaying that and all the lights are flashing, the main computer has trouble communicating.The F01 can mean that the central control unit has failed. I would try to first The thing to try first enter and run a diagnostic test. If it fails to run then you wil need to replace the controlunit.there is also a chance that the Motor triac short circuited check motor (especially for corrosion on the connectors) and module connections, if it is o.k there is a possible motor fault. I am certain you tried to unplug your maching and leave it unplugged for a while to give the computer a chance to reset. To start the diagnostics mode

Close the door


Select the RINSE/DRAIN & SPIN cycle

Push 2nd RINSE 4times in 5 seconds

Push 2nd RINSE to advance to the next step of the test procedure

If the starting procedure fails, press STOP, the repeat the starting procedure

Hope this helps, good luck.

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This procedure does not work on a HE5T !

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Mark Wheeler, never said it did.For the HE5T follow this. Power off

Hold wash temp button for 3seconds than release for 3 seconds repeat that 4 times

After the fourth time you should get the "C00" on your display. That is the start of the diagnostics mode.

Total test is approximate 10minutes. If there is an error it will be shown on the display. For multiple errors, hit wash temp to cycle through the error codes.


I got it to go to the C00 mode but nothing happens ?


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