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F H is displaying

Daily load setting started, then stopped with F and H displayed in the display

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No water detected entering machine or Pressure switch trip not detected.

If after 30 seconds the control does not detect water entering machine and then valves will be turned off and the error code will be displayed.

Or

If the control has turned the water valves on and after 8 minutes the flow meter has detected 10.5 gallons of water passing through it, but has not detected the pressure switch trip, the valves will be turned off and the error code will flash.



Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

  • If there is no water in the unit:
    1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
    2. Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves
    3. Verify inlet valve operation
  • If there is water in the unit:
    1. Verify Drain pump operation
    2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch
  • Verify there is not a siphon problem
  • Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check all hoses for possible leaks

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • Miv Elliot-Dunn Jan 20, 2013

    Thanks Richard will try what you say tomorrow. Sounds like you have the answer.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Jan 21, 2013

    OK, keep me posted!

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If you can't get it to balance by redistributing the clothes, take some of the heavier clothes out and try again. 6600's sometimes have a problem with this. Mine does occassionally.

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool cabrio washer that displays LF

Aha the old LF : Captain we have a problem. What is it Spock? Computers cannot confirm water is filling, water level does not change. Spock you did pay the water bill this month? What could it be Spock? Captain the inlet screens appear to have contaminants. Suggest you jettison them. If that does not solve it see test #2b7fe528.jpg

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SOURCE: My Cabrio is just over

The problem is either the wash impeller is restricted or the basket is not getting fully disengaged during the fill. As the machine fills, the basket floats until the drive shaft and basket splined hubs disengage. The machine/motor controller operates the motor intermittently while the machine fills to detect whether the basket is disengaged by analyzing the current drawn by the motor. When the current drawn by the motor is more than what it should be when the basket is disengaged, the machine continues to fill until the basket disengages and the current drawn is nominal. The machine then overfills and flashes the fault code when the current drawn by the motor does not drop to its nominal value either due to the basket cannot disengage or the wash impeller is restricted.

Small garments can get caught under the wash impeller and restrict the impeller. It will cause the "oL" code to flash as if the machine is overloaded. Remove the wash impeller and inspect it.

Insert the blade of a small screwdriver into the slot in the impeller cap, then pry the cap up, and remove it.
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Remove the 7/16? hex-head bolt holding the impeller to the drive shaft, then lift and remove the impeller from the basket. Lift the basket to remove the impeller easily.

Raise the washer top to the service position then take the basket out to inspect the drive system including the hubs if the wash impeller is not restricted. Dirt accumulation can wedge the hubs and prevent the basket to fully disengage. Clean the drive system including the hubs and it should resolve the problem.

Tape the washer lid closed then using a putty knife, press and unlock the two front top locks located approximately 6-1/2" from the outside edge of the washer and then raise the washer top. The basket can now be lifted put of the tub with the wash impeller removed and the washer top raised.
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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet washer displays F-35 and stops

F35 is a water level error.
The water level switch (pressure switch) has malfunctioned.

If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

With the tub empty, remove the vinyl hose from the switch and blow backwards through the hose to clear any restrictions.

If the fault codes return after doing this, you will likely need to replace the pressure switch.


Also - please be sure to use He soap.


The "SUDS" or "SUD" error can be caused by too much detergent, improper detergent, drain pump/drain line problem, or pressure switch malfunction.

1. If you are not using HE detergent, you need to be. These washers are designed to use HE detergent which is formulated for wash tubs that use 5 to 7 gallons of water. If you use regular detergent, you are, in affect, placing a higher concentration of detergent in the washer that is normally formulated for wash tubs that have a 35 gallon capacity. The manufacturer should have a disclaimer in the owner's manual explaining this. In most cases this will also void your warranty. NOTE: Prolonged use of the wrong detergent can damage the drain pump components and or wash tub seals.

If you are using the correct detergent, double check the label to make sure it is not double (2X) or triple (3X) concentrated. You could still be placing too much soap in your wash.

To get rid of excessive detergent, place the washer on a RINSE & SPIN cycle, then run it through a normal wash cycle with NO detergent added. You may have to repeat these steps depending on the amount of detergent used.

2. If you do not have a detergent issue, double check the drain pump and drain lines to ensure they are not obstructed in any way. Click on the following link for step-by-step instructions:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

Obstructions in the drain pump and/or drain lines can attribute to air getting trapped in the drain pump and cause the error code. Double check all electrical connections to the drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU). You will need to remove the top panel of the washer to access the CCU. This is accomplished by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top panel in place. With the screws removed, slide the panel back, then off. The CCU is located directly behind the wash tub in the center of the washer. The Drain Pump connector will be the 6th connector (facing from the front L to R) in the center of the CCU.

3. Check the Pressure Switch to ensure it is good. The Pressure Switch is located to the right of the CCU as you are looking from the front. It is a small cylindrical shaped device with a connector plug and an air hose attached. The switch can be checked at several water levels by removing the plug and taking resistance readings at the connector pins. Readings are as follows:

(Pins are numbered R to L facing the from the REAR)

Pins 1 to 2 (SUDS Detect) - 0 ohms
Pins 3 to 4 (Overflow) - 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 5 (L1) - 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 6 (Empty) - 0 ohms

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