Question about Kenmore 44832 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Kenmore Elite HE3 will only wash with hot water, need help!

Our connections are correct and no matter what tempature setting we select it will only use hot water. Any suggestions would be of great help. Thanks

Posted by on

  • bobblehead
    bobblehead Jan 30, 2008

    Our Kenmore 44832 will only wash with hot water, no matter what the setting. It rinses in cold water, as normal. The lines are connected properly and there is ample supply of water in both hot and cold.



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 619 Answers

Yes hot water is best in washer /oil and grease will remove.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I ran a diagnostic test and found out it was a faulty temperature sensor. You can find it when you take the bottom panel off and look at the bottom of the tub. It will be the little black square-headed plastic connector with a wiring harness attached. The part is about $16.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • bobblehead
    bobblehead Jan 31, 2008

    FYI - The part that I am replacing is #8181705. I will get back to you whether the problem is fixed or not.

  • bobblehead
    bobblehead Mar 06, 2008

    Nope, didn't fix it. Onto the central control unit, I guess. I don't get any error codes...and the Sears repairman had no clue what was wrong. Since I am out of warranty, I will check the board for any corrosion/ connection problems.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does Kenmore HE3 washing machine was clothes in hot water even when I select cold wash?

The initial hot water fill is intended to dissolve powdered detergent. Your Kenmore is not smart enough to know when liquid detergent is being used.

Jun 15, 2017 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Why does my Kenmore Elite HE3 fill with water when it's off

The water valves are leaking usually from grit in the seat of the valve. They are a pair and can be easily replaced.

Aug 03, 2014 | Kenmore HE3 Steam 7.2 cu. ft. Super...

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE3 does not work with Pure Wash system

One of the things to try is get a Y connector for the machine. Hook both ends of the Y to the washer at the hot and cold, then connect the last part to the pure wash. The HF error is HOT FLOW so it is not seeing any hot water pressure. The actual temperature should not be an issue. Also if you have too much water pressure you wont see the bubbles. If that happens just start turning down the cold water valve on the connection to the pure water unit until you see bubbles in the viewing window. I ams sceptical about these machines because you have to reduce the surface tension of water in order for it to clean, that is partly the job of heated water and laundry soap. Also if there is an ozone generator in that unit, there is a consumable part because ozone needs electrolysis to be generated. I cant help but wonder where the hydrogen goes when it is generated.

Feb 26, 2014 | Kenmore Elite Washing Machines

1 Answer

F error code "kenmore top load" washer oasis he3

LF means Long Fill, this error 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. Check whether water supply is connected and turned on. Make sure the hose is not blocked and hose screen is clear. If so make sure pressure hose connection to machine/motor control is fine. Also check the continuity of water inlet valve, use a multimeter to check the continuity. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

Feb 16, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE3 front loading washer, model 110.45872400 - completely drains and runs correctly but sometimes an hour later there will be water in the tub

Your water inlet valve is leaking it needs to be replaced.You need to remove the top to access it.There are screws along the back edge holding it on.

Jul 24, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

No matter what the temp setting is at it only has very hot water

Your water temp is determined by 2 things. First the hook up to your water supply. If you are able to turn off the hot water valve that feeds the unit and then select a cold water only wash, do you get cold water?? If not then someone hooked up the hoses to 2 hot water feeds. If hot and cold feeds are installed right, the second thing is your computer which monitors the incoming temp through the boards atc control and a thermister. If you select cold, and only get a hum and the cold water valve is on, you may have to clean the screens in the valve of any sediment. If no hum, and no cold, dead solenoid on valve, but that would throw an error code usually. All fills are monitored by the board and usually begin with a hot/wrm mix and then changeover to a monitored cold temp , about 70 degrees.

May 05, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My Kenmore Elite HE5 Dryer beeps while running

1 Beep/E10--Error: Water doesn't enter Cause: Water supply problem, Check kinks and faucets
1 Beep/E10--Error: Water leaks Cause: Water connections loose,household drain clog,oversudsing. Correct problems.
1 Beep/E10--Error: Dispenser drawer is open Cause: Washer will not operate if drawer is open.
2 Beeps/E20--Error: Water dosen't drain. Cause: Drain is kinked or household clog. Correct.
3 Beeps/E30--Error: Drum overfilled. Cause: Inlet valve,pressure switch or control board failure.Select drain/spin to remove water. Restart.
4 Beeps/E40--Error: Door is open. Cause: Washer will not operate if door is open. Close door.
5 Beeps/E50--Error: Motor is overheated. Cause: Wait 30 minutes to cool down. Restart.
7 Beeps/E70--Error: Cold water doesn't enter. Cause: Hoses crossed,faucet problem.
15 Beeps/EF0--Error: Oversudsing. Cause: Too much detergent,or improper detergent for machine.
15 Beeps/EF0--Error: Hot water doesn't enter. Cause: Hoses crossed,faucet problem.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Aug 14, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

2 Answers

Need a manual for my kenmore elite he3t front load washer

My Kenmore Elite HE3 has been great for many years, and now I have a little problem for the first time.
I can usually press cancel to change the program. This morning, after I selected one program and press cancel, it won't cancel. Lights just blinked. So, I press Start to wash with selected program, but it won't start. It won't start nor cancel no matter what I do.
Should I unplug the unit?
Thank you so much!

Apr 03, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore Top Loading washer gets very little cold water

You could try reversing the water lines and see when you select hot if cold comes out strong. If it does not then it should be the valve. If it comes out good in reverse, it could be the tempature sensor. Here is the link to parts and diagrams.

Mar 04, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE3 has power but not starting wash.

Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Select
DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call
for service.

Dec 16, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 44832 Front Load Washer Logo

132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5651 Answers

 Brian Main
Brian Main

Level 3 Expert

467 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides