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Kenmore Top loading washing machne F4 error. (110.20052994)

Hello. I have a Kenmore top loading washing machine - 110.20052994 (Kenmore 22422?) I am having an error, that displays F4. The manual I have for the washing machine says an F4 error is: RECIRCULATE PRESSURE SWITCH FAILURE
“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.

NOTE: Beeper will sound continuously while error code is flashing.

I am trying to get into the rear of the washing machine, but am having some problems. Can you assist?

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  • john_shellsh Dec 02, 2008

    Ok, I stopped my plan to remove the rear, as obviously that's not how this works. The rear is the wall that holds the units, and clearly people enter from the front, removing panels, etc.

    I removed the water inlet pipes and checked the screens. All clear. I removed the drain pipe and checked for blockages, all clear.

    The machine will fill with water, but then when attempting to spin, it will stop and hum, I am presuming the motor is at fault.

    When attempting to drain the machine, if it's full of water, it will not drain. The attempt produces a hum. If I drain it to half, and then try the drain/rinse cycle once more, then it will drain, and push water out, but VERY slowly. In fact it's leaving some water inside at the bottom of the machine.

    I tried diagnostics to see what would be produced in response to the F4 error. The machine ran, and according to diagnostics, it should be alternating between a 't2' and 'er' diagnostic code. It stayed on 't2' and then it went to a new unknown error code 'SP' and simply stopped.

    I switched it off, and then reattempted to drain, which it mostly did, and finished it's drain cycle, but leaving some water in the bottom.

    At the moment I have unplugged it completely in the hope of erasing any erroneous error codes. Any idea on where I go from here? If it's something that I can do myself, thats what I would prefer to do if I have that option.

    I have not removed the front panels, or any of that as right now I do not know how to, I'm waiting on feedback before I proceed further.

    Thanks for any assistance.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i removed the pressure tube and blew down. no blockage still it shows pe after switching on

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It spins, but doesn't pumpIf your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.

To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the port. 

Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.

If the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to replace the pump.


It doesn't spin or pump
If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. 


It pumps, but the water returns
If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess. 


If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.

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