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I have an error message HF

Kenmore Elite 42822 Front loading washing machine. Repair man was here today and told me it was because my outlet was not properly grounded. The electrician came and grounded my plug, but the error message still comes up and I can't finish a load of wash. Has anyone experienced this problem?

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I suspect that you are getting the FH fault code that indicates a long fill on many of the Kenmore washer models. Here are some tips that might help:

  • If you are using a Flood Save device as shown in the image below for your fill hoses, this could be causing your problem. This type of device will not work on washers.
  • Make sure that the hot and cold faucets behind the washer are both turned fully on.
  • Turn the water supply faucet off. Disconnect the hoses from the back panel of the washer. Check the inlet water supply screens on the back of the washer. Clean any deposits and debris. Thoroughly flush this area with water to keep any debris from making it past the screens and into the inlet water valves. Debris can corrupt these valves and could cause them to leak.
  • Put the ends of the fill hoses into a bucket and briefly turn on the water supply faucets to check the water pressure and volume flowing through the fill hoses. If the pressure or volume is low, check the hoses for clogs. If the hoses are okay, then you will need a plumber to fix the water supply to the washer.
  • A failed water level pressure switch or flow meter could cause this problem on some models of Kenmore washers.
  • Check the installation of your drain hose. Make sure that it complies with installation guidelines. An improperly installed drain system can result in the siphoning of fill water through the drain during the filling of the tub.
If these tips do not help, resubmit your question with additional details
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