Question about Whirlpool Cabrio Washing Machines
The water inlet valve sometimes works allowing you to finish a load of clothes. Sometimes when you start a cycle you can hear power being applied to the solenoid but there's no water going to the tub. The solenoids will sit there and hum for a few minutes then I get the flashing "LF" code. If you cancel and start again it may go through a normal cycle and then again it may not. All the solenoids read 800 ohms across the terminals. Does this sound like a control board problem or maybe a clogged or sticky inlet valve? The washer is about 5-6 years old. Thank you for any light you can shed!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: washer flashing fault codes
truthfully, i think you have a malfunctioning board.if all parameters are correct and unit is washing while beeping is taking place. represents board.
Posted on Jul 09, 2007
my he3 has f-11 problem also i'd have this machine for about 3yrs. the cure i found that worked was to smack the top with a hammer and now it works fine. i'm not kidding .
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Aha the old LF : Captain we have a problem. What is it Spock? Computers cannot confirm water is filling, water level does not change. Spock you did pay the water bill this month? What could it be Spock? Captain the inlet screens appear to have contaminants. Suggest you jettison them. If that does not solve it see test #2
Posted on May 15, 2010
lf means long fill check your fill hoses and make sure the water is comeing out. sounds like a problem with your inlet valve and/or your water from your house is not right.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
LF = Long Fill
LF flashes when the water level does not change for a period of time after the valves are turned on OR water has disengaged the basket but control does not detect a water level change.
Is water supply connected and turned on?
Are hose screens plugged?
Is water entering the tub? If so check pressure hose connection to machine/motor control.
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Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Testimonial: "We followed your suggestion and disconnected the hoses and they had "gunk" in them. We flushed them out, reconnected and everything seems to be fine."
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Nov 24, 2012 | Washing Machines
It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.
If the water flows then the flow should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.
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Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.
Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.
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Jun 27, 2012 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer
The LF error means Long Fill.
When you start a cycle the water should come into the dispensers. If you have a good flow through the dispenser the valves will be okay.
I recommend checking the inlet water screens on the back of the washer. The inlet screens are located on the water valve. To access the screens you will turn the water off and remove the inlet hoses. The screens prevent debris from entering the valve and sometimes over time mineral deposits build up on the screens. This can block the water or slow the water fills down to a trickle. You can pull the screens out and clean them if necessary. Flush the inlets thoroughly with water when replacing the screens. If debris gets past the screens, it can cause the valves to stick open and an overflow of water can result.
While you have the fill hoses disconnected, place the ends of the hoses in a bucket and briefly turn on the faucets to check for proper water pressure and flow from both hoses.
A common reason for an L F (long fill) error on this washer is the drain hose being stuck to far down the drain standpipe.
If the drain hose is to far down the standpipe then a siphon can occur which causes the washer to fill and drain at the same time. This will cause a long fill error.
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