Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
The washer starts filling then stops. The time continues to count down, but the drum never moves. It will start to fill again, and then stop periodically.
There are a host of things it could be. I would start with the solenoid first. This is what allows the water in and then is told to stop after a set period of time. F your washer is much older than 7-8 years old, then I would consider replacing because you may be seeing the beginning of the end for your washer. The monies you put in will only buy a little time and. Have a tech that is qualified will help you determine this. This is what I would recommend.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
no the timer doesn't control the water fill the pressure switch does you have three possibility's either the pressure switch is malfunctioning or a water valve is hanging open or the pressure switch pressure hose is leaking or off the tub the pressure switch is connected to the knob that lets you select the water level in the tub if you back out the two screws on the front or back of the end caps depending on the model you can pull the control panel forward and tilt it back to access the pressure switch its gold in color and has a clear latex hose attached to it also take the hose loose and blow through it to make sure its clear with the washer empty of course lol if you need more info just reply to me be glad to help water can also leak out from the pressure switch hose if a mouse has chewed through it or its come loose from the tub
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
you need to replace the water valve. This is a common problem and a very easy fix. You can order the part at sears.com via model number and also see a breakdown of the machine and how to put it in.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
I too was having the same problem and I almost paid to have it repaired, which would have cost a few hundred dollars, thanfully I called the recall line after reading some of the other post on here and my machine was elgible for a upgraded on the control panel so didn' t cost anything for us. Sears told us that the F1 code is a miscommunication in the control panel, basically the machine is confused and don't know what to do so it stops and gives that code. Hope it helps!
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
the pressure switch should be tested for failure.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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