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Kenmore Elite H3 control buttons - some work some don't

Hi - I have a Kenmore Elite H3 washer (model 110.42822 202). No error codes but the control panel is behaving erratically. If I push "normal cycle" the heavy cycle button lights up (and I can't change/toggle any of the option buttons). Some time nothing happens when I push normal. The "delicate cycle" button acts fine (i.e. I can wash all my clothes using this button). If I push "heavy cycle" then the time lights up as 0:11 minutes (odd). No matter what I can't change the temperature from the default established (or the spin). I do not know how to run the diagnostic test. Manual is useless here. Thanks

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The diagnostic function will not help you if your user interface board (UIB) is acting up because to put into diagnostic you have to select drain spin, then the no spin option, and hit the prewash button 4 times.

It sounds like your UIB is the problem.

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This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

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These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.

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This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

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