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F25 code for brand new washer

Help! We just had our new washing machine installed and after starting a washing cycle, F25 is flashing.  No one at Sears technical support (by phone) can explain what this problem is.  Could you please advise a.s.a.p.?

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  • z305610 Nov 21, 2007

    Have Same problem. Ran on normal like it says to in the book. Worked fine. Put in a load of Whitest whites and worked just long enough to get t-shirts and undies soaked. Had to ring out by hand. I got an HE 2 washer. Unplugged and waited about an hour and retried. Got 45 minutes into cycle and darn thing did it again. Sears guy coming tuesday, let you know what he says.

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F25 is a keys stuck error code which must be covered under warranty..The only option is to replace the keypad..I suggest that you pester those customer support fellows so that you can get it fixed as it is a pretty complicated process to do it yourself..

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If you remove three screws along the bottom front the bottom panel comes off.
On the inside, on the right wall, is a plastic bag with a paper labeled "FOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN ONLY".
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1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and the power cord are removed.
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5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.

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