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The door in the washer keeps cracking

We purchased the HE4T Kemmore two years ago and had to replace the door 4 times now, it keeps cracking near the hindges.

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Sounds like a poor design - or production flaw.



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How do you reverse the front door on a Kenmore HE4t washer?


The Kenmore HE4T washer does not have a reversible door. The matching dryer would have a reversible door.

Some newer washers do have a reversible door but it is still a very small number of washer that allow you to reverse the door.

You can not reverse the door on an HE4T washer.

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My kenmore frontloader HE 4T makes a clicking sound when i try to start it and the screen displays a F dl. I cannot find my manual to solve the problem. Any suggestions?


The FdL error code indicates a problem with the door lock assembly on the washer. The control board detects that the washer door is not locking properly. Replacing the door lock assembly will normally fix this problem. It can also be caused by a wire harness connection failure or sometimes by a failed control board. You can order a new door lock assembly from the Sears Parts Direct website www.searspartsdirect.com . Use the full model number of your Kenmore HE4t washer to order this part. Most HE4t models use part number 8181700 for the replacement door lock. ------- To get how to replace door lock instructions ,please click on link below:-- http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wftwwwsbfbfftdkxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gqkgsfgsfxgwrsfbktg/1/1303472/5961857/image27677img-or.gif --------- You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com

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I have a Kenmore He4t front load garbage can washer. The circuit board is bad and i am looking for the part number + from what place has the best price? From Fixya.com? Apliance pros.com? Repair clinic.com...


Matt,
You may be able to repair your problem circuit board yourself and save considerable money.
The circuit board in the He4t frequently fails because of invisible hairline cracks in the solder joints on the underside of the board, caused by vibration of the board during the spin cycle. The cracks are easily repaired by re-melting the solder joints with a minature soldering iron. (You can get a suitable miniature iron from Radioshack). The joints under the relays are particularly likely to fail because of the weight of the relays flexing the joints as the board vibrates. You cannot see the hairline cracks with the naked eye, but they are enough to interrupt the flow of electric current through the solder joints
This repair is well worth a try, it took me about an hour to re-melt the joints after removing the board from my He4t, and you can save around $200 by not having to buy a replacement board. My washer has been trouble-free for several years now, since I did the repair.
Hairline cracking in the solder joints in the He4t circuit board is believed to be caused by the use of lead-free solder, (which is more brittle than regular tin-lead alloy solder), due to environmental regulations in the country of manufacture. There are a number of reports online of successful board repairs by re-melting the solder joints to fix the hairline cracks.
Hope this helps,
Mverdi.

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Frontloader door keeps breaking


Call your retailer directly to make you whole.
Video tape the events and send an email to Kenmore.

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Error message of f dl on kenmore washer model he 4t


does your washer stop on spin cycle some time. your is 4/5 years old?. f dl means door lock system is bad but i don't think so. do you have other error code beside f dl if yes then i think your washer need new main control board.

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press/hold the lock button.

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Kenmore he4t washer shows f-11 error


F-11 // WILL THEN APPEAR FDL CODE DOOR LOCK LOCK FAILURE, F-11 COMMUNICATION ERROR REPLACE MAIN CONTROL,, JUST REPL 3 TODAY ....

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He4t - monthly bleach cleaning cycle


Washer Monthly Maintenance Procedure:
This cycle uses higher water volumes in combination with liquid chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the inside of your washing machine.
  1. remove any clothing or items from washer
  2. CLOSE door (duh)
  3. open dispenser drawer and remove the detergent compartment and set aside. No laundry products will be added at this time. You will be required to add only liquid chlorine bleach at a later step.
  4. For Kenmore Elite HE products press a specific combo of buttons.
  • Select Rinse/Spin program
  • select low spin speed
  • select warm/cold water temp.
  • select 2nd rinse option
  • push the "end of cycle" signal button 4 times within 5 seconds to start the cycle
The machine will fill and run a short sensing cycle. This will take about 3 minutes.

Step 5
  1. The washer will provide 4 short tones. Check the: ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display for the codes indicated below:
  • if "Ab" (add bleach) displayed in the estimated time remaining window (you'll hear 4 short tones) proceed to Step 6.
  • if "rL" (remove load) displayed in the Estimated Time Remaining window an error tone will sound. The door will unlock.
    -open the door and remove the items from the washer.
    -continue the cycle by pressing the START button.

    NOTE: The water in the unit will dispense for a moment, then the door will unlock, lock again, and then the cycle will continue with another check for items in the washer.

    The machine will fill and run a short cycle to determine whether any items have been left in the washer. This will take approx 3 minutes.

    the washer will repeat Step 5 until it can determine that there are NO items n the washer and will display "Ab" (add bleach).
6. Add liquid chlorine bleach.
  • If using the maintenance procedure for the first time, open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 1 cup liquid chlorine bleach to the Main Wash detergent compartment. The liquid bleach should immediately flow out of the dispenser.
  • If doing a monthly maintenance procedure, open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 1/3 cup bleach to the Main Wash detergent compartment. The liquid chlorine bleach should immediately flow out of the dispenser.

    NOTES:
  • Water will be flowing into the dispenser drawer when the bleach is added ... this is normal.
  • Do not add any detergent to this cleaning cycle. Use of more than 1 cup of bleachw ill cause product damage over time.
7. Once the cleaning cycle has begun, allow the cycle to complete. An est cycle time will appear on the display.

8. After the cleaning cycle is complete, leave the door open, clightly to allow for better ventilation and drying of washer interior.

9. Replace the detergent compartment divider.

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Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE4t King Size Capacity


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