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Kenmore 49962 Thinking of buying kenmore 49962 H3T which I think is the same as Whrlpool Duet wfw9490w. I have read there are problems with electronics but they have been fixed. Is this a reliable washer?

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SOURCE: After I paused my Kenmore H3t washer to add clothes, it will not

sounds like you may have a bad door switch or the door latch on the door is broken

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SOURCE: kenmore elite 49962 washer error code f30

hi sir, please check the following link. it tells about cause of the problem[Error Code F30].
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SOURCE: I have a kenmore elite

If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/ Spin cycle then a Normal cycle without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked

Check the drain pump filter for debris

Check the drain pump

If all the above checks out good . This would indicate that the pressure switch or also called the analog pressure sensor has failed. First you will need to remove the top lid. Usually 2 or 3 screws on the back and the top comes right off. The pressure switch has a clear hose and a clump of wires going to it. Then unplug the hose and blow thru it it should be clear. Check the hose for leaks or obstructions. Also in the back of the washer on the left hand side is a air dome this is where it gets it pressure reading from, make sure it is not obstructed. If all is clear the pressure switch will need to be replaced. Here is a link to help with accessing the pressure switch also if you need diagrams or illustrations of your particular model.

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SOURCE: My Kenmore H3T washer will not start. When a

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I will start by saying your post indicates it is a Kenmore washer, however if you could post the complete model number and the approximate age I can speak directly about your's instead of generalizing.

Hopefully you can appreciate there are many differences even within the Kenmore brand. On most the flashing light error indicates a "door open" scenario has occurred, (obviously it isn;t...right ?) but I'll need to clarify the model number before detailing much of course. I'll watch for your reply before moving forward.

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