Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
I have a Kenmore 110.28082700 washer (Oasis HE) I get the LF (long fill) error a lot. On the larger load settings like towels/sheets, it fills from the fresh fill for a couple seconds, rotates the basket for a while, then fills from the fresh fill for a minute or so. Then, it switches to filling from the detergent cup, and fills the rest of the way from there. This can take 45 minutes! The fresh fill (sprays from the rear of the basket) flows quite fast, maybe 2 gallons/minute, but the detergent cup flows VERY slowly, maybe 3-5 minutes/gallon. I have several water valve assemblies here, they all do the same. The hoses are fine, as can be seen from the fresh fill rate. I'm pretty sure the detergent cup is not blocked, I took it off and ran a sink faucet through the tube. I have checked that the basket clutch is free to move, and did the pressure transducer calibration step with the manual diagnostics. I have a Whirlpool repair manual a service guy gave me, but it doesn't quite match this model. The auto diagnostics show codes F30 and F51, but these may be quite old. I did have a motor burn up on me a couple years ago, those codes might refer to that. Anyway, the manual I have does not list an F30 at all, and the motor is working fine. Does anybody have any ideas about what is causing it to fill forever through the detergent cup? Seems like it should maybe just do this at the end of the fill, for a few minutes or so, not fill the whole machine through that cup. Thanks, Jon
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Washer takes forever to fill
You said you checked the screen at the faucet end, did you check the one at the washer connection? Most washing machines have a wire mesh screen which sits inside the plastic connector that the hose connects to. You will have to use a small pointed object (like an ice pick) to remove the screen and clean it. Be careful not to damage it, I have ruined them on more than one occasion and had to replace it with a new one. If that is not the problem, there is likely a problem with the valve that is controlled by the hot/cold knob. I am not familiar with your washer brand, but mine required quite a bit of disassembly to get to the valve and switch, and in my opinion is a job better left to the local repair man.
Posted on Jun 04, 2007
The fill switch is a very sensitive device. You can test it by blowing into the tube, listen for the switch to click, or use an ohms tester. They are actually adjustble, the adjuster screw usually has glyptol (thread lock) on it. I would replace one before trusting an adjusted one.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
The screens in the line are clogged. There is usually a screen in the washer hose at the point where it is connected to the faucet as well as one by the water inlet valve. NEVER REMOVE THE SCREEN BY THE WATER VALVE. As for the one in the cold water fill hose, that can be cleaned or replaced.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Yes, the only other thing I would do and you may have done this is to put the hose directly over in the washer tub and turn the water on to check the flow. If that's good then replace the water valve.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The F1 error code on this washer indicates a Primary Control Board failure.
It is likely that the machine control board will need to be replaced to correct this problem.
The part number for the machine control board is undetermineable because you have not provided me with the exact model # of your washer.
The procedure for replacing the machine control board is provided HERE
NOTE: Be sure to unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components.
There is a slight possibility that a problem with the pressure switch hose could be causing this problem.
A pinched or twisted air hose can cause this fault code.
When you open the console, check the air hose connected to the pressure switch on the machine control board.
If it is pinched or crimped, I recommend rerouting the hose to resolve this problem.
This may fix your problem without replacing the control board.
NOTE: You may want to check for this condition before ordering the control board. Most electronic control boards cannot be returned for a refund or credit.
If you find no apparent problems with the air hose on the pressure switch, then replacing the machine control board on this washer should correct your problem. There is a risk involved in replacing this part yourself.
As noted above, you could have a problem with the air pressure hose that is not apparent upon your initial inspection. A service technician would normally need to properly and thoroughly diagnose this problem before replacing the control board.
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Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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