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On HE3T we are getting an FdU error ... looks to be only 1 second left. Alarm going off & can't open door. Can you help?

Model # HE3T - We are getting an "FdU error. The door won't open & alarm is sounding. It would appear that there is on 1 second left in the cycle when this happened. We were gone & came home to the alarm sounding.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore Freezer Alarm

The battery was the problem in ours. It was doing the same thing. We went through a whole bunch of stuff trying to figure it out too since we bought it as a floor model only two weeks ago. It's just a 9 volt battery.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore HE3t water fills by itself! with door open too! doesnt always drain fully

If you tip the machine back at an angle, you should see a clear plastic sausage shaped thing with a plastic tube coming from it, you will need to remove the plastic thig (pressure vessl) and clean it out.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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SOURCE: freezer door left open

if the alarm is sounding its probably trelling you the freezer is at too high a temperature. plug it in and leave it plugged in, it can take several hours to re freeze

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

huuum
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SOURCE: freezer door left open

Hello Captain rose,
Did you turn off the freezer and then pull the plug?
Try this again. Turn off the freezer then pull the plug for 4 minutes, plug it back in and turn it on.
Do you hear the compressor turn on?
It should only take 24 hours max. to get back to full temperature!
If this does not help and you hear no compressor, especially if it is an old freezer .
They may have burned out the old compressor by causing it to work 2 hours straight .
Rather than cycling off and on every half hour or so!
If it was an old freezer, so it means it was on its last legs and would have happened some time soon any way!

Here is an article I read abut the age of refrigerators and freezers.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


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Thank You, HUUUM

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

SOURCE: Door locks, but will not fill up with water. Alarm sounds and lights flash once every minute or so

There is a rectangular magnet attached on the inside of the drawer for the detergent. Located on the right hand side near the front of the drawer. This magnet had come loose. Some glue and caulking worked well and the washer is working fine now. Meant to post this weeks ago.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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Apears the code fdU and dont let go the water and make a funny noise


"FdU" is a Door Latch Unlock error code. This is usually an indication of a failed door latch, a Central Control Unit (CCU) problem, or the interconnecting wiring between the two. The first step in troublehsooting any error code on these model washers is to press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear. If the error remains, UNPLUG the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes in an attempt to reset the Central Control Unit. In many cases, resetting the CCU will correct many momentary glitches in the program operation. If the error returns following a CCU reset, then you have a legitimate problem. The following link explains the door latch error and what you can do to troubleshoot:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4490349-fdl_error_code

I know the link is for the "Fdl" error, but the symptoms, troubleshooting and remedies are identical. I have included web links for part resources (if required).


NOTE: EACH ONE OF THESE APPLIANCES COME WITH A TECHNICAL DATA SHEET INSIDE. THIS IS THE SAME SHEET AN APPLIANCE REPAIRMAN WILL REFERENCE ON A SERVICE CALL. REFER TO THE TECH SHEET FOR MORE DETAILED TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION.

The tech sheet contains troubleshooting data, wiring diagrams, diagnostics procedures, component illustrations and all error code definitions.



To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel directly below the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access to the screws (a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, and come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the toe panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.


It is recommended that the tech sheet be placed back inside the appliance when repairs are completed in order avoid losing and to keep this pertinent info for future use.

If you have any questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 10, 2011 | Kenmore HE3T Washer

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Kenmore washer HE3t won't turn on but is making beeping error sound when pressing power button. Is there a reset button to press or common problem


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.


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Jul 10, 2010 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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F26 code comes up when i try to start washer; won't allow me to start machine. What can i do to solve this?


DOOR SWITCH ERROR

If the door has not been opened for 3 consecutive cycles or the door switch is open while the door is locked for more than 5 seconds.

Possible Causes/Procedure

-Door not opened during 3 consecutive cycles.

1. Open and close the door.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

-Door switch open while door is locked.

1. Push the door and check if it is completely closed.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

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Jul 07, 2010 | Kenmore HE3T Washer

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Kenmore washer HE3t won't turn on but is making beeping error sound when pressing power button. Is there a reset button to press or common problem


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.


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Jun 20, 2010 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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Will not lock, seems to be in the locked position. DS pushed "something" in that should be out.


You'll need to manually unlock it.



This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.


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May 26, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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WHAT IS DU?


DU is door unlock error - A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error.

Solutions -
  • Door Lock Mechanism broken.
  • Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
  • Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
  • May 19, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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    Kenmore HE3t washer just in the middle of cycle


    If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

    1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
    2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
    3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
    4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

    Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" "DLE" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.


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    Jan 19, 2009 | Washing Machines

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    Kenmore he3 washing machine door glass


    This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

    1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
    2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
    3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
    4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

    Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" "DLE" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.


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    Jan 14, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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    My HE3 washer, about 4 yrs old is locked , showed error code 6


    Here are the steps to unlocking the door manually if clothes are still in the machine.
    1.Unplug machine
    2.remove bottom panel
    3.Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the botttom of the door latch assembly
    4.Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear dropped shaped tab
    5. Gently pull down on the tab about a 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
    6. You may now open the door.

    This code means the control is unable to properly detect motor speed. Due to this the machine shut itself down.

    Nov 11, 2008 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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