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Any way to lower the required hot water temperature? My hot water heater is set to a low temp and the Washer keeps stopping and giving a F05 error.

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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Most likely you have a problem with the fill valve. This uses solenoids to control the water into the machine. Shut off the hot water supply and remove the fill hose. Make sure the hose isn't kinked or clogged. There is a filter screen in the valve where the hose connects so check that too for clogs.

If the hose is OK the valve hot side solenoid may have failed. It needs to be checked with an ohmmeter. A good site is here:

http://repair2000.com/nowater.html

It shows a diagram of a fill valve and the terminals where you'd check. They have lots of other good troubleshooting information too, and sell parts.

It's also possible the temperature switch is bad, but this is not as likely as the valve.

Hope this gets you going.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: f05 error duet washer

this is a water temperature sensor error check the: water temperature sensor, heating element and, element relay

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: washer keeps filling up with hot water

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If your washer is overfilling, check these: Water-inlet valve A defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.

Water-level switch A defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.


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The temperature control board is bad . Pt # 388246

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The "F05" error code is indicating a Water Temperature Sensor Error. Does it take long time for the water to get hot when you initially start it? If the water is cold entering the tub when hot water or warm water is selected it possibly could cause the error. It only makes sense because after you cancel the cycle and restart the washer it does OK because the cold water has been purged.

There is a thermistor located on the heating element mounting bracket which is used to monitor the water temperature. The heating element w/thermistor will be located on the lower back portion of the tub. You might find a loose wire connection on the thermistor. You will need to remove the rear panel to access the heater and thermistor. You will need an ohm meter to measure the resistance of the thermistor. See images below for specifications.

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If during the water heating step in the wash cycle, the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range, the "F/05" error code will be displayed.

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Lower thetermostatv temprature to 66. it's set to 77 right now and doesn't go lower


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You have 240Volt electric water heater.
Lower thermostat is set as low as it can go at 77.
But you want water temperature set to 66?
First thing to remember is that water heater thermostat settings are approximate since they read temperatures through the steel tank wall.
Second thing is that thermostats for electric water heater are generic, and are not made for lower temperature range settings. This is probably since most people complain that water is not hot enough.
I'm looking at a generic lower thermostat from Lowes right now. The low temperature setting is 90 degrees F.
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You checked ohms, did you check for 240V across lower element when lower element is turned on?

Energy smart electric water heater
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Getting an f-24 code, saw the solution page but it doesn't describe where the part is located or how to replace it. I am wondering if there is a way to reset the machine by unplugging or a reset button...


Hi, F24 error code a water temperature sensor error or enought hot water to the washer.
check to see you have both valves are turned on. Also, the water inlet valve on the washer has a screen and it is known to get clogged and restrict water flow. Turn off the hot water valve. Pull the hot water hose off where it attaches to the back of the washer.
Even if you are getting good hot water flow, inadequate water temperature can cause an F24 error code. Check the temperature setting on your hot water heater. It should be set at 120 F. You should reach this hot water temperature at your washer within about 1 minute.
If you are getting a good hot water flow, you may one of the following failures:
1 loose or dirty connection at the temperature sensor or control board.
2 The temperature sensor could be out of range. Bad or shorted sensor
3 Control board failure.

The temperature sensor should have a resistance reading of 6.6k ohms at 104 degrees F and should drop in Ohms as temperature rises,
The temperature sensor is located at the back lower section of the tub with 2 small black wires. It would require a ohm meter to measure the resistance of the sensor.

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The meaning of error code 24?


Hi, F24 error code a water temperature sensor error or enought hot water to the washer.
check to see you have both valves are turned on. Also, the water inlet valve on the washer has a screen and it is known to get clogged and restrict water flow. Turn off the hot water valve. Pull the hot water hose off where it attaches to the back of the washer.
Even if you are getting good hot water flow, inadequate water temperature can cause an F24 error code. Check the temperature setting on your hot water heater. It should be set at 120 F. You should reach this hot water temperature at your washer within about 1 minute.
If you are getting a good hot water flow, you may one of the following failures:
1 loose or dirty connection at the temperature sensor or control board.
2 The temperature sensor could be out of range. Bad or shorted sensor
3 Control board failure.

The temperature sensor should have a resistance reading of 6.6k ohms at 104 degrees F and should drop in Ohms as temperature rises,
The temperature sensor is located at the back lower section of the tub with 2 small black wires. It would require a ohm meter to measure the resistance of the sensor. .

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Temp. too hot


First off, the temp adjustment can only be made by a trained service tech, since the dishwasher will need to be reprogrammed to allow for a lower temperature in the rinse cycle but still have the higher temp needed in the wash cycle. Also, since any change in the water temp settings will require a longer wash and rinse cycle to be programmed into the unit.

Of course, you could simply lower the water temp on the water heater that supplies water to this unit, but you'd have lower temp water elsewhere and likely get cited at the next heatlh department inspection on that issue.

Since this is a commercial dishwasher, you might want to reconsider lowering the temp, since health codes and standards for commercial establishments require a MINIMUM water temperarture of 185 degrees F (85 degrees C) for proper operation and to get all the crud off the dishes, etc.

Note, the manufacturer sets these units to the higher temp, 203 degree F (95 degree C) knowing that the water will cool down quickly once the wash cycle starts and the water contacts the dishes, etc. That is also why these units have a added heater element, to help keep the water at the correct temperature needed to both clean AND sanitize the dishes, according to established health standards.

If you really want to change the water temp settings, contact your Hobart service rep and explain the reason you want it lower and see what they say.

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Fault F24 on kenmore front load washer


F24 error code a water temperature sensor error or enought hot water to the washer.
check to see you have both valves are turned on. Also, the water inlet valve on the washer has a screen and it is known to get clogged and restrict water flow. Turn off the hot water valve. Pull the hot water hose off where it attaches to the back of the washer.
Even if you are getting good hot water flow, inadequate water temperature can cause an F24 error code. Check the temperature setting on your hot water heater. It should be set at 120 F. You should reach this hot water temperature at your washer within about 1 minute.
If you are getting a good hot water flow, you may one of the following failures:
1 loose or dirty connection at the temperature sensor or control board.
2 The temperature sensor could be out of range. Bad or shorted sensor
3 Control board failure.

The temperature sensor should have a resistance reading of 6.6k ohms at 104 degrees F and should drop in Ohms as temperature rises,
The temperature sensor is located at the back lower section of the tub with 2 small black wires. It would require a ohm meter to measure the resistance of the sensor. .

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I see the same problem and now that I know it's a water temp sensor, I really don't have a problem. Living in Houston it get's so hot the cold water is hot coming through the pipes. I didn't have this error 24 until summer...

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