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cliffgold Original Post: Aug 21 '05,  8:59 am           Reply
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Kenmore Elite washer:error codes

What do the error codes mean that appear in the LED of the Elite toploader wqasher ie 06 and the machine stops

     
MamaMiaEtc Posted: Aug 24 '05,  8:44 am           Reply
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Troubleshooting

In the manual for a Kenmore HE3 front loader the instruction for an F06 code (electrical problem) is :

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.

After that, you might try unplugging then plugging it in again.

     
kpaddock Posted: Sep 18 '06,  12:25 am           Reply
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Disconnect power for SEVERAL minutes!

I started a "sanitize" load before going to bed. This is a normal thing because of how long the cycle is. I kept hearing beeps and seeing F06. I tried everything I could find on the forums and in my manual. I haven't had issues with my HE3t in literally YEARS. Nothing worked, including turning OFF the washer!

Then I remembered something a technician had said to me when he was on-site correcting an earlier problem about resetting the computer. Unplugging it sometimes corrects the problem. However, it must be unplugged for SEVERAL minutes. Well, I couldn't reach the plug so I flipped the breaker and let it sit for at least five minutes. I flipped the breaker again and my F06 errors are gone and "all's right with my world again".

I had forgotten about the washer's memory and that it can take several minutes to "flush" it. I wanted to pass this along in case it's helpful to you. Anything that avoids calling repair, right? We ALL have better things to do with our time!

     
jeff52758 Posted: Jan 30 '07,  9:20 pm           Reply
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RE: Disconnect power for SEVERAL minutes!

Thanks for this post! My HE3 reported an F06 error code. I unplugged it for about ten minutes, then plugged it back in. It took a bit before it would start again, but the washer seems to be functioning as it did before the problem started.

     
allstar777 Posted: Jun 28 '07,  8:48 pm           Reply
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keneliteh5

f 30 code can be reset by un plugging power cord for 5 minutes also pull out the detergent dispenser and reach all the way in to the back there is a small plastic flapper valve move it from side to side with your finger this will rest code f30 and save a tech visit..

     
ptwaddle Posted: Jul 22 '07,  7:27 pm           Reply
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THANK YOU!!!

My Kenmore Elite was not working and had a dL F error that wouldn't clear even after unplugging the machine. I took the advice of the post that said to take the detergent drawer out and move the flap in the back with my finger and it worked!!! Thank you for the good advice you were an answer to my prayer!
And saved us a service call!!

     
sandiablo Posted: Aug 29 '07,  10:31 am           Reply
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Thank you!!

I want to say thanks for the posting re: error code f30. I couldn't figure out what I did or didn't do to my brand new machine and was a bit freaked out. LOL I unplugged it for 10 min and took out the soap dispenser to move the piece in back. Not sure which one worked but something did, and no service call. Thanks again :)

     
manderlyh Posted: Aug 31 '07,  11:16 pm           Reply
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My Kemore HE5t washer error code F30

My Kenmore Elite HE5t washer also has an error code of F30. I have been able to drain and spin then re-start the washer and it has worked, except that it happens again when I decide to do the next load of laundry.

I noticed when I opened up the washer that some of the clothes weren't wet. I also noticed that when I added fabric softner and detergent to the drawer and closed it, fabric softner immediately started to drain into the washer drum onto the rubber gasket that goes around the opening of the washer.

I unplugged the washer AND put my hand inside the area where the detergent drawer goes, and then I re-set the washer for just spin and rinse.

It worked!

Thanks!

     
manderlyh Posted: Sep 18 '07,  5:30 am (Updated: Oct 26 '07,  1:37 pm)           Reply
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RE: My Kemore HE5t washer error code F30

I just wanted to let everyone out there know that I've had the F30 error a few more times, but I think I know what the cause is.

When I use a little more soap than normal is when I see this error. I use HE detergent, so I'm not really doing anything "wrong," but it must be more soap than the machine can handle.

I also just tried out the delay cycle wiht the powdered detergent and auto soak. Clothes came out clean, clean, clean!

     
manderlyh Posted: Oct 26 '07,  1:36 pm           Reply
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RE: My Kenmore HE5t washer error code F30

I have had the F30 code a few more times since I've posted last. This occured again on Wednesday night (it's friday afternoon right now). I have not been able to get the washer to go through a cycle without it giving be the F30 code.

I've tried the unplug the washer and reset it. I've dried selecting "rinse and spin," I've tried these over and over and over and over again.

There is a strange noise coming from the detergent drawer when it starts. It sounds like a cross between grinding and clicking. It is so loud that I can hear it in the upstairs part of my house, when the washer is in the basement. Sometimes there will not even be any water dispensed before the code flashes.


Needless to say, I highly reccomend calling Sears before you slip your hand in to mess with that little flap. I'm wondering if messing with the flap has made it more of a problem. But I'm also wondering if it's just a problem, period, considering I posted my first reply about this eight days after I got the machines installed.

Sears is coming out on Monday to look at the washer. If hope that everything is fixable, considering I've paid over $2,200 for this set. I have only had this set in my home for TWO days over two months. It was installed 8/23/07...and in the evening.

I love how it cleans my clothes (when it works). I just don't love how I spent $2K on a washer that's been giving me problems since I bought it.


DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT WITHOUT A EXTENDED WARRANTY IF YOU MUST BUY IT. I highly recommend waiting to see what happens with the next models. Looks like this line is nothing but a huge headache.

     
manderlyh Posted: Oct 26 '07,  1:54 pm           Reply
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RE: My Kenmore HE5t washer error code F30

I went and looked at my washer again. The noise that it makes sounds like a cheap coffee maker when it's trying to siphon the last bit of water into the brewing part.

It makes this noise, and when you put your hand on the top of the washer near the detergent drawer, you can feel a vibration. I wonder if there's a pump in the detergent section.


When I called Sears, they said a F30 washer code has to do with the detergent drawer.

     
bwoods2345 Posted: Feb 24 '08,  1:29 pm           Reply
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f fault corrected

I was getting a F /DL code. everything I read about pointed towards the circuit board, connections, or door switch. My washer had stopped and was not fully responding, it would try to turn on, put a little water in the drum and stop. I would then get the fault codes.

I ran the diagnostic check found in the manual located in the bottom cabinet. It indicated the unit was not draining.

What I found was that my drain pump was clogged. There is a filter that is eaily accessed behind the bottom panel. I removed this fitler and removed coins etc. I also put my fingers in the pump impellers and found them jammed. I turned it with my fingers until it rotated normally.

Put it back togeher, and all is well.

     
pvreditor Posted: Feb 24 '08,  4:48 pm (Updated: Feb 24 '08,  4:49 pm)           Reply
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RE: f fault corrected

Quote: bwoods2345
I was getting a F /DL code. everything I read about pointed towards the circuit board, connections, or door switch. My washer had stopped and was not fully responding, it would try to turn on, put a little water in the drum and stop. I would then get the fault codes.

I ran the diagnostic check found in the manual located in the bottom cabinet. It indicated the unit was not draining.

What I found was that my drain pump was clogged. There is a filter that is eaily accessed behind the bottom panel. I removed this fitler and removed coins etc. I also put my fingers in the pump impellers and found them jammed. I turned it with my fingers until it rotated normally.

Put it back togeher, and all is well.

You're not the only one to find that draining and cleaning the pump cures a lot of problems, but every experience helps. Thanks for sharing!

--Bob
     
klehman4 Posted: Mar 30 '08,  9:44 am           Reply
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RE: Kenmore Elite washer:error codes

My Kenmore He4t had the F DL error. I used the advice to clean the filter and it worked! All you do is take off the bottom front panel (there are 3 screws). After the panel is off, there is a turn knob right in front in the middle. Simply unscrew it and remove any thing in the "catch". Screw back (re-attach) the knob and you are good to go. At least it worked for me (and no Sears repair costs!!!). Thanks to all for the advice.

     
ice1255 Posted: May 03 '08,  7:45 am           Reply
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error codel

have a kenmore washer elite calypso getting a error code LF will not spin dry

     
detm0e Posted: May 27 '08,  7:38 pm           Reply
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kenmore elite HE 3t error dL F

Man I love the internet!! I just unplugged the machine, took off the lower front panel, unscrewed the bypass filter and low and behold... one of my girls tiny nylon footy was wrapped around the drain impeller. Cleaned it all out put in back together and it works fine!! Who ever says $50 per month for high speed internet is to much. I've saved thousands by posts like this for fixing things,researching buying items, selling stuff, ect..
Thanks for the post. Keep on typing :)

     
tskinnison Posted: Jul 11 '08,  2:23 pm           Reply
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RE: keneliteh5

I just read your post and I am currently having the same problem with my Kenmore washer. I messed with that plastic thing in the back before looking at it closely and I am not sure if I pulled the hose off the spout/plug?? The hose in no longer attached to that little opening. The wider opening is facing forward towards me and the hose is facing towards the back but not attached to anything so my question is should it be hooked up or not? I'm sorry this is so vague but I'm afraid I will break the plastic thing if I keep twisting.
Any suggestions would be very helpful right now!
Thank you for your time,
Sonya

     
pvreditor Posted: Jul 14 '08,  4:58 pm           Reply
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RE: keneliteh5

Quote: tskinnison
I just read your post and I am currently having the same problem with my Kenmore washer. I messed with that plastic thing in the back before looking at it closely and I am not sure if I pulled the hose off the spout/plug?? The hose in no longer attached to that little opening. The wider opening is facing forward towards me and the hose is facing towards the back but not attached to anything so my question is should it be hooked up or not? I'm sorry this is so vague but I'm afraid I will break the plastic thing if I keep twisting.
Any suggestions would be very helpful right now!
Thank you for your time,
Sonya

Sonya, it's not clear to me to whom you are asking this question. I just looked at this thread and there's nobody in it by the name of keneliteh5. If you are responding to a specific post, go to that post and click on the link on the upper right that says "Quote." This will quote that post so everyone can see who you referencing. Keep in mind that most people who visit here post once and are never heard from again. However, you may get lucky and find someone who can help you.

Good luck!

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safa916 Posted: Jul 30 '08,  1:44 pm           Reply
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no error codes

My machine will sometimes start but then stop at some point (2 sec-30min) into the cycle. Sometimes, it does not start at all. It gives no error and all the lights just turn off. Any advice?

     
ffootlong Posted: Feb 17 '09,  7:52 pm           Reply
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F30 error code resolujtion

F30 ERROR Code for Kenmore (Frigidare) ranges.
Have been reading all the posts on this problem for info becausse I "HAD" the same error code. The clocks time could not be changed and any attempt to use the oven resulted in the F30 error code with beep beep beep noise.

Maintenance man came today. His resolution is 180 degrees out on all I have read. While the total range warrenty is 2 years, the front electronics panel is 5 years. His resolution to F30 was to remove the front keypad and reset 2 (two) reset buttons on the right side of the internal wiring pad. All is now alive and well. Hope I helped you. Still had to pay maintenance fee.

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