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What is causing the LF code on my Kenmore Oasis?

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Lf is an error for long fill,you could have sediment in the water valve and you might have to change the valve but it's taking to long to fill,shut off the water to washer,remove the water lines and mark them so you know what line is cold and hot so they go back on correctly,look into the back of the water valve and see if the screens are blocked with junk from the water,also after you have the hoses off,stick them into a sink or into the washer and turn the water back on and make sure the house water valve is working ok,this is where you want to start

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