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F20 and tub overfill Kenmore He2t Model 47561

I went through the first two steps of your troubleshooting guide:

I might add that my tub is overfilling along with the F20 code - F20 code appears aproox 6-7 minutes after I start the cycle. I noticed this as I have sepnt the last two hours watching the cycles and taking it apart.

1. Drain goes into laundry tub (no stand-off). Laundry tub and drain pipe lengths are at proper heights and lengths. No siphoning issue.

2. Drain Pump - I did find some coins and a screw in the drain pump - directions were very good for clearing pump. But did not fix problem.

3. Pressure switch - I did find the pressure switch - and I took off the end of the aire hose attached to the pressure switch and blew through it. Fixed the problem. But that's all I did - I didn't take off both ends. Should I take off the other end at the washer tub and clean the filter? I also wiggled a few wires on the wiring harnesses to amek sure the connections were good to the pressure filter and the water inlet valves.

I found a manual attached to the bottom plate - is that the manual you are referring to? Not very detailed as far as troubleshooting components. Any other suggestions on repari maunals for this product

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  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    So...what you're telling me is that your washer is fixed? I'm a little unclear on what you're asking here. In line item 3 you mention you corrected the problem, but were still asking for a repair manual. If you are referring to the tech sheet inside the washer, some of these a VERY discript, while others seem to lack information. Do you still require assistance?

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Have a F-20 error.. on mty machine I just got it yesterday.. what is it and How can I fix it?? PLEASE HELP!!!

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With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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