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My kenmore elite smartwash/he4t (error code)

Du/f -- what does it mean? the door is locked. where is the kick plate. how do i open it to unlock the door manually? I need help. where do i find the codes and what they mean? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    I HAD the same problem, but figured out how to fix it. Push and hold the AIR DRY button down for 4 seconds, until the lock light goes off.

  • ziooo May 18, 2008

    code dl/f - and the wash doesn't start - This may it the door look tha not working? I could i fix that?? Please help Thanks Rainy

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    i keep getting a F on the screen what does it mean and it wont spin or drain help

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    the code dl f is on myt washer what do i do , and the door is locked ?

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    When starting a wash load, get the error code HF. Do you knowwhat that means?

  • fentyk Dec 29, 2008

    Did anyone find the solution to the error code HF?
    and where can I get a manual to Kenmore Elite He4t online?


  • luisa1970 Jan 05, 2009

    my washer have a error code f29 and the door is locked

  • riverrrat Jan 19, 2009

    getting f11 code on kenmore smatwash he4t

  • cmu1 Feb 21, 2009

    my washer is showing is beeping and showing the codes H / F. Does anyone know what the problem is?

  • BocaAli Apr 14, 2009

    I also have the Kenmore Elite Smartwash and have the HF error code flashing. It recently did this and backed up so much water in our wall that it leaked out into a bedroom. We thought that the problem was solved when we cleaned out the filter and checked the hoses. All seemed to work fine and we recarpeted the bedroom. Now (three weeks later) it is flashing the same error code again. Please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    my washer's door is locked and the buttons wont do anything their supposed to do

    its completely frozen

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    my washer's door is locked and if you press the buttons they will light up but wont do anything or even shut off when pressed again

    its completly frozen!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    We have a Kenmore Ultra bake oven, it was working fine then I had the door open then a code : EO -F2- came o, What does that mean? We turned off all power then powered it up again and now it its saying it is locked, How do I unlock it?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    We have a Kenmore Ultra bake oven, it was working fine then I had the door open then a code : EO -F2- came o, What does that mean? We turned off all power then powered it up again and now it its saying it is locked, How do I unlock it?

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My washing machine is giving me a HL code and I don't know why..help

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Try shutting off the machine. Switch off Usually the door opens in 2 minutes or so. Do not force open the door. There may be instructions in your book to open the door manually. It could mean unscrewing somewhere.

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  • prem mathew Apr 03, 2009

    The error FH will stem from the drain pump operation and sometimes from the flow meter itself. Unscrew the front bottom panel, 3 screws underneath. You can drain the water out by the drain pipe you see. The filter sits right in front and just unscrews. Make sure to have enough towels on hand or a wet vac to soak up the water from the filter. After you have checked the filter make sure both water valves are turned on, clear the error by pressing pause/cancel twice. Check to make sure the drain hose is not kinked and that there is no siphon problem, meaning your exit hose is not too deep into the drainpipe. If the error still returns after checking the above, the next thing to suspect is the flow meter itself. This sits right in line with the water inlet valves. It's just a reed valve that measures the amount of water entering the washer and monitors the pressure switch. You can access it by removing the top and it will be on the left side in line with the inlet valve. Look for holes in this tube, change if any.

    Try these sites for spares:

    RepairClinic.com
    espares.co.uk
    AppliancePartsPros.com


    mcminone.com

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My washer has a SUD message and when I opened the door, sure enough it's full of sudes. What should I do?

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Code dl/f - I must have older modle I can't seem to find the Air Dry Botton on the washer?

Posted on May 18, 2008

  • kiry1 Oct 06, 2010

    I also have the same code DL/F ...What can I do? I am not longer able to wash anything...

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