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Washing machine showing F4 on display.

Hi.

This tip applies to Whirlpool built washer, including Kenmore and other brands.

F4 means that the problem is caused by a defective pressure switch. The problem is often coming with troubles in the spin part of the cycle.

The following is an extract from the washer service manual:

"F4" flashes and the cycle signal beeps when the recirculate pressure
switch is not working properly during the Catalyst, W ash or Soak cycle.
If "F4" is flashing, check the following:
- Plugged recirculate hose (black hose).
- Plugged or disconnected air tube (clear tube).
- Wires to the recirculate pressure switch disconnected or not
connected correctly.
- Failed recirculate pressure switch. Switch (black wire, tan wire)
contacts should be open with pressure applied and closed with
no pressure.


Try disconnecting power by tripping the circuit breaker or disconnecting power cord for five minutes. If that does not clear the error check the thin clear rubber hose connected to the pressure switch and extending into the tub. Try blowing into pressure hose and clean it. If that does not fix the problem replace the pressure switch.

To locate parts and diagrams, please enter the full model number, as witten in service tag, in this website.

Regards.

Ginko.

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Kenmore front load washer (spprox 6 yrs old) will drain, but won't spin. Gives error F4


Hi.

No spin and F4 usually means that the problem is caused by a defective pressure switch.

The following is an extract from the washer service manual:

"F4" flashes and the cycle signal beeps when the recirculate pressure
switch is not working properly during the Catalyst, W ash or Soak cycle.
If "F4" is flashing, check the following:
- Plugged recirculate hose (black hose).
- Plugged or disconnected air tube (clear tube).
- Wires to the recirculate pressure switch disconnected or not
connected correctly.
- Failed recirculate pressure switch. Switch (black wire, tan wire)
contacts should be open with pressure applied and closed with
no pressure.


Try disconnecting power by tripping the circuit breaker or disconnecting power cord for five minutes. If that does not clear the error check the thin clear rubber hose connected to the pressure switch and extending into the tub. Try blowing into pressure hose and clean it. If that does not fix the problem replace the pressure switch.

To locate parts and diagrams, please enter the full model number, as witten in service tag, in this website.

Regards.

Ginko.

Jan 13, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Hi.

F4 means that there is a problem with the pressure switch.

Please read the article here: This tip applies to Whirlpool built washer, including Kenmore and other brands. F4 means ...

Regards.

Ginko.

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Hi.

Please read the tip below, explaining how to fix F70 and F71 problems. The comment applies to Whirlpool built kenmore washers like the one in question.

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log...

Regards.

Ginko.

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