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2006 kenmore smartwash quietpak4 he3t F20 code washer

F20 code appears and shuts down washer in the middle of the cycle. Please Help. What is F20 code?

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    f20 shuts down washer

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    the washer stopped and continued to fill with water overflowing out the top laundry soap tray. the front pannel was flashing the code F20. the washer would not shut off. the front door was 1/2 full of water on the inside. additionally, there was water everywhere, the upstairs floor was flooded and basement flooded. i was able to turn off the water and unplug the washer as the stop button wouldn't work. now i have to get insurance to repair the floor damage and i will be calling sears to take the unit back. it's only 4 months old.

  • SJWhite Feb 12, 2008

    I am getting an F20 error on this machine - it appears that there is no water is coming in to the washer. Any ideas?

  • kler May 03, 2008

    same problem. F20 code shuts down washer mid cycle. unit is less about a year old. machine is getting water. could something be getting clogged?


  • HenryHauch May 04, 2008

    Same F20 code, but washer IS getting water to it. The screens are NOT clogged, and it begins its cycle normally, with filling water as it always had. It simply flash's F20, and shuts down. Only 4 months old. When you hit cancel to recycle, it pumps out drain water just fine. I've tried quick and normal cycles, as well as rinse, and it does the same thing. The spin only option is about all that works.

  • asowerby Jun 04, 2008

    We just got our new HE3t yesterday and went to do the first load of wash and we got this K20 error. We followed all the hook-up instructions and did all the trouble shooting prior to calling customer service. Even the service agent couldn't help us past what we had already tried. Not very impressed with a brand new machine that was already delivered a week late not working. Now we have a call in to have a repair person come by but we will not be paying to have this machine fixed.

    Is this a error on all machines or does anyone know what can be done to fix this problem?

  • mthudung Oct 05, 2008

    I bought a kenmore washer in july, I wash my cloth once a week, last week I try to wash my cloth suddenly the mechine show f 20 code flashing on the screen, i think may be electrical disconected, then I try again it happen the same thing. Is there any got in this problem let me save my washer please, thanks Bryan

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Got an HE5T two months ago, great water pressure, clean screens, no kinks, discharge hose high and clear, clean pump, this F20 error code going on 2 weeks now got me stymied. Replaced the pressure sensor, $135) but did not solve the problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem! I found it to be the sensor in the door. When you close the door, the latch must be loose. It is a little plastic latch that must be pushed in to remedy the problem. However, it must be done everytime you do a load and that is no guarantee that it won't stop again. We should sue the manufacturer to have them recall the washers and fix them!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Code f20 and the washer wont work

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    F20 error code appears when you start the washer but once you get it started you have to run it thru rinse twice

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    how do you fix this code?

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F20 ERROR CODE ON A KENMORE HE2T FRONT LOAD WASHER.THE FIX FOR ME WAS TO REPLACE THE TUBE THAT RUNS FROM THE PRESSURE SWITCH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WASHER.YOU MUST REMOVE THE TOP AND BACK COVERS OF THE MACHINE(EASY).REPLACED TUBE WITH3/16 INCH CLEAR TUBE.THE ORINGINAL TUBE HAD A PIN HOLE FROM RUBBING AGINST THE SIDE OF THE MACHINE AFTER 5 YEARS OF USE.THIS COST UNDER $10 DOLLARS TO FIX. NO SERVICE GUY=MORE BEER MONEY GOOD LUCK.

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  • STUART LUCY Sep 19, 2012

    F20 ERROR CODE ON A KENMORE HE2T FRONT LOAD WASHER.THE FIX FOR ME WAS TO REPLACE THE TUBE THAT RUNS FROM THE PRESSURE SWITCH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WASHER.YOU MUST REMOVE THE TOP AND BACK COVERS OF THE MACHINE(EASY).REPLACED TUBE WITH3/16 INCH CLEAR TUBE.THE ORINGINAL TUBE HAD A PIN HOLE FROM RUBBING AGINST THE SIDE OF THE MACHINE AFTER 5 YEARS OF USE.THIS COST UNDER $10 DOLLARS TO FIX. NO SERVICE GUY=MORE BEER MONEY GOOD LUCK.

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Turn on the water.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

  • milehihappy Nov 24, 2007

    Or not getting enough water.

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