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try running about 3 cups of vinegar in your washer and always leave the door open when you are done doing laundry

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 04, 2014


Sears has online expert service. Go to the link below and they might be able to answer. You'll need your model number which you can get off of plates mounted in various locations on washer.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


Sears has online expert service. Go to the link below and they might be able to answer. You'll need your model number which you can get off of plates mounted in various locations on washer.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


The motor controller board is likely bad.


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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014

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F20 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washers


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F20” error code.

"F20" is a No Water Detect error. It is an indication that you either have no water coming into the washer, or very little water at all. If the pressure switch has not tripped after 6 minutes, the error code is displayed. This can be a potential problem with the following:


If you have NO water in the wash tub, check the following:

- Inlet water valve may be clogged. Clean inlet screens if necessary.
- Make sure water taps are on.
- Check inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.

If you HAVE water filling the wash tub, check the following:

- Make sure you don't have a siphoning problem. Click the following link for instructions:



http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

- Verify Drain Pump operation.
- Verify the Pressure Switch hoses are intact and connected properly.

- Verify wire harness connections at the pressure switch, inlet valves, drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU).

To access the Drain Pump - UNPLUG the washer and take the lower panel under the door off by removing the three screws under the bottom edge. HINT: Propping the front feet of the washer up can make access much easier. I use a couple small blocks of wood. With the screws removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If it sticks, tap either side and it should come free. The pump is located directly under the wash tub in the front of the washer. Verify the electrical connections are good and that the pump is running. Click on the following link to check the pump for obstructions:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet

To access the Pressure Switch – remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear. It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a plastic air hose attached. Verify the electrical connections are intact, and the air hose is attached and not cracked or leaking.


To access the Central Control Unit (CCU) – with the top panel of the washer removed, the CCU is located directly behind, and just above the rear of the wash tub. There should be a tech sheet directly behind the lower panel or attached to one of the interior cabinet walls. Please refer to this sheet to learn how to perform diagnostics and to verify the wire connections at the CCU. In addition, the tech sheet will also assist in how to locate the components mentioned, and the specific measurements required determining if the components are good or bad.

I hope this helpful. Please refer to my profile and use the “Ask Me” feature if you require additional assistance.

on Nov 17, 2014 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load...


Sure it's not Dl(L) ? which means Door Lock not working .....simples :)

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 05, 2014


Check the drive belt and pump also the spin solnoiod.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 16, 2014


Drain error, most likely. See here:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1484065-f21_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


This code f21 is a long drain error msg. Try this link

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


Make sure the hoses are tightened and in good shape. The drain hose may also be cracked. (Mine is plastic and cracked during moving.)

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 07, 2014


Are you sure that the clothes are not getting caught on exposed zips.

Why not load some things like towels sheets (without zips/buttons etc) in the washer and see if the issue repeats itself. You should also be able to see if there are any sharp edges or loose sharp items in the drum (mind your fingers)

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Oct 06, 2014

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