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How do I initiate the self cleaning cycle for the Kenmore HE4T washer?

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  • Michael Armstrong May 11, 2010

    What is the "self cleaning cycle"? I see nothing like that described in the tech manual or owners manual.

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To enter the cleaning cycle:
Select the RINSE & SPIN button.
Select Low SPIN SPEED'
Select Warm/Cold WATER TEMPERATURE.
Select the 2ND RINSE Option.
Push the END of CYCLE SIGNAL button 4 times within 5 seconds to start cycle

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