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Getting LF code - has worked fine for a year

Just got done with warranty last week. Now getting LF code a little ways into the cycle on every cycle I have tried. Manual says that means it is "Taking too long to fill", and to check the hoses (I have taken both off and they are clear - the taps are also both fine), and also check to see if the water inlet valve screens are clear (I assume those are the thin metal screens at the entrance of the inlet valves of the machine). One of the screens was loose so I pulled it out, the other seems secure. Behind the screen that I took out seems to be a solid black plastic piece with a small white plastic piece in the center that seems to have a small hole in it. It seems like it is supposed to be there, but it's hard to figure out at first glance how water is supposed to get in there past the black plastic. Does anyone have any solutions?

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  • Jeef33 Sep 11, 2007

    Thanks, Jim. You are awesome! I probably had a foot and a half in there. I could hear it gurgle when I pulled it out. Thank you for saving me an expensive (and embarrassing) service call! My wife wanted me to just give in and call Sears. I greatly appreciate it.

  • bugkicker Nov 21, 2007

    I'm having same problem with same machine. I just found your blog - haven't gone home yet to see if this is the issue or not but I had no problems with the hoses when I looked either. Of interest, this problem happened to us on the sixth month of ownership. After hassling by my wife, I called Sears to get a service appointment yesterday. After one disconnection when they were transferring me from one person to another, and after one person who couldn't speak sufficient English to understand what my problem was, I actually spoke to someone to get an appointment - I called on 11/20 and the "first available appointment" (in Akron Ohio) was 11/29. I though that I was going to be axe-murdered by all family members when that info was given to them (that is, no wash could be done for 9 days!). I called the "National Customer Hotline" and they confirmed that there was no earlier appointment for the machine to be even examined. Then I found your blog. If this saves me that 9-day-away service call, Jimster will be my god forever! Thanks! bugkicker

  • DSW6288 Dec 02, 2007

    Having the same issue with the "LF" error code. I've cleaned teh screens adn hoses. still get the error code.



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May sound funny, but be sure that you only have about six inches of drain hose going into the stand pipe (house line). If you have more than that, the excess line will cause siphoning, and it wont fill right. Check that out, maybe it will help you out. Good Luck!!! Jim

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I have had some success with this problem by running an empty load of rinse, drain, and spin. This for some reason seems to clear the error message.

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This was the exact solution to this problem for me!!!! thanks Jimster

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