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the drain turns on its good. might have something in the tub blocking water into the pump

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 02, 2016


its because there is water trapped in between the drum and water containment drum , this is a common thing on front loaders and there are many commercial cleansers to clean it , but the best I have found is a heavy dose of bleach (no clothes) and run a hot wash cycle if you have the ability to see water that is pumped out , you will see what comes out of this space I spoke of doing this .

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 20, 2016


ever heard of paying the piper many times us DIYers mess up and end up paying even more to get it done right the second time round

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 17, 2016


It's the motor coupling -- a $15 part

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 09, 2016


A prewash is exactly that a wash that takes plaxce before the main wash cycle for heavily soiled clothes, you can use the same detergent as you do for main wash. I do not think that I have ever used prewash.Hope this helps

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 06, 2016


water level sensor is faulty

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 04, 2016


In the move, the removal men tipped it over and have split one of the hoses. First off check the discharge hose at the back for cracks, kinks or crushing..

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015


Sounds to me like the belt is broken or has slipped off. Try taking the back off (6-8 screws) and you will immediately see if that is the problem.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 02, 2015


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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 16, 2015


Okay...you probably already know this, but here it goes. F9 is an Overflow Condition. If the Overflow contact on the pressure switch is Closed for more than 60 seconds an Overflow condition will occur. In an Overflow condition, the Door will remain locked, and the Drain Pump will run constantly, even if PAUSE/CANCEL is pressed twice and the Display is cleared. Unplug the unit to service. This is verbatim from the tech sheet. You will need to check to following: 1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or inked. 2. Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU). 3. Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects 4. Check for Drain Pump Failure. 5. Check the Inlet Valve for proper shut off 6. Check the Pressure switch for proper operation. Now, I don't know if the repairman had anything to do with this problem or not. If he didn't mess with any electrical connections, then this may strictly be coincidence. If you've only been checking the drain pump for foreign objects, you probably need to check some of the other items mentioned. 1. Check the drain hose by removing it from the standpipe and pull a vacuum on it with a shop vac. Could be you have an obstruction somewhere. Be sure to check the hose just prior to the drain pump as well. This is the hose on the bottom of the tub. This area can get clogged with debris. (Also, to prevent from making a huge mess the next time, try using this procedure to drain the washer from the machine BEFORE you remove the pump cover). 2. Unplug the washer and remove the kick plate and top panel. Check for any loose connections at the drain pump, pressure switch (located in the right rear of the machine), and the CCU (located in the rear of the washer with all the wiring running to it). Could be you have a loose or dirty connection somewhere. If you remove any connectors, make sure you write down where they go. It's best to only remove ONE connector at a time when checking the CCU. On the pressure switch, make sure the air hose is still attached. With the air hose off, loose, or leaking, the switch will not work and the tub will continue to try to fill. I don't know if this will generate an F09 error, though. 3. The drain pump. If it's running and you've already checked it for foreign matter, the pump is probably not the problem. 4. The inlet valve. You can check them if you like, but an overflow condition would indicate the presence of too much water. If the inlet valve would fail in this manner, the tub would be trying to fill with water all the time. Could be running water or a small trickle. Do you find standing water in the tub when not in use? 5. The suds error. This occurs when air from too much detergent gets into the drain line. I know you say you are using HE detergent (which is great, because on the newer models NOT using HE detergent voids your warranty), but HOW MUCH are you using? Some things to consider: a. Do you have soft water? This can actually cause the soap to suds better making the need to cut back on how much you use. b. Look at the detergent container. Is it double concentrated? Some detergents are sold as extra concentrated which means you need to cut back on the amount you use. Not doing so can cause the water to over suds. c. What size loads are you using the detergent in? Running small loads with the same amount of detergent can also cause over sudsing. Rule out the simple common sense things first. When everything else checks out and your problem still persists, you may have some concern (usually the CCU or pressure switch). I hope I'm not insulting your intelligence, and I hope this helps you in some way.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 09, 2015


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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 06, 2015


is door shut tight and locked . for sure .try leaning against the door

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 30, 2015


F35 has to do with the pressure switch which is located under the top panel on the back right. It will have a little black hose hooked to it. This happens when SUDS or detergent somehow gets up into it and usually locks unit out. Only solution is to replace pressure switch. You can find the tech sheet behind the bottom front panel usually tape to the back side of that panel or taped to the bottom right side inside unit. Hope this helps

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2015


I had the same or similar problem, after troubleshooting with the above post to no avail I started taking the maching apart.

Here is what fixed my F02 code:
1 Took off bottom plate below the door revealing the inside of the machine
2 Carefully unscrewed the plastic filter trap
3 It was stuffed with all sorts of junk so I emptied it
4 Replaced the Filter trap where it goes
5 Put the bottom plate back on below the front door


All along the filter that helps keep the drain lines from clogging was clogged itself, if you havent checked yours ever it might be a good idea to look inside.

Hope this helps someone

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 07, 2015


According to the manual, follow these steps:
  • For an "F" error on your Washing Machine.
  • Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle.
  • Select DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
  • Re-select cycle and press START.
  • If the problem remains, call for service.
Here's the full manual: Kenmore 110.45986400 Owner's Manual

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 31, 2015

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