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F20 code. My Kenmore elite HE3t after washing for about 20 minutes stops and a F20 code appears. What does this mean?

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  • VinGoshen Nov 16, 2007

    My kenmore elite washer also stops after about 5 minutes. It will not finish a load, laundry is now backing up and i need a solution asap. I have unplugged the machine, I made sure the water outlets were all tight and secure,but i cannot get a complete wash

  • emmitdanger Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same issue with the F20 code on my Kenmore Elite HE5T model 47089. I have had this machine since 3/07. Does the 2 year warranty on sensor smart electronic board cover this problem if it is true the board needs replaced? Is it easy to replace yourself or does a professional need to do it?

  • Gail Stinson Sep 17, 2008

    I have the Kenmore Elite HE3t Steam front load washer and have a similar problem with it. The F20 code comes on, sometimes right away when starting a load, sometimes when it's 1/2 done and the odd time I can get a whole load done without it coming on at all. What's going on? F20 means no water detected or a change in pressure. It's sort of hit and miss, not consistant at all. When I hit the cancel button twice to stop the cycle, sometimes the machine won't turn off and I have to unplug it. Is this a problem with the computer board or something simpler and cheaper to repair?

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    There is NO Code 20 on that model only goes to 15 plz check and repost

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Are you sure the error code is correct? I can't an "F20" error code for this particular model Kenmore Elite. I only found an "F02" error.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    My washing machine is not working properly.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I get a F20 error code and washer stops.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The kenmore elite washing machine displays an F20 error code and stops washing.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When I start wash cycle, about 6 minutes an F20 error code appears and washing stops.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    What does f20 mean

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Kenmore Washer Model 44092. Washer stopped and flashing code E-20

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Many times that is caused by a blockage a pinched fill hose,or the filter screen on back of washer where hoses attach to are clogged

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