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Kenmore elite he4t

The unit stops midway through cycle and give a code of f6. do you know what f6 is

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  • macaque Dec 22, 2007

    f06 comes up before it can finish spinning

  • redirene Nov 20, 2008

    i had this problem and it turned out that the spin would not go. our washer is only 15 months old and just out of warranty, go figure! i had sears come out after three failed shows one finally made it! i threw him a parade! anyways there is a box in the bottom of the washer it is white and it cost $215, our washer also liked to flash the F11 and the controls wouldnt work only one would even light up so the control board was another $251. our service man went back and forth with sears explaining it was impossible for us to damage and the washer is not old and they should pay for the parts! which sears ended up doing! this washer looks like it is known for it problems and that is stressful as we are a large family and very dependant on the washer working! i hope this helps. my husband was effortlessly able to change the white box and the control unit, basically it was a process of unplugging and then repugging into the new units! Good luck and get the extended warranty!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    First F5, cleaned filter on the right lower corner.
    Then F6 occured in the display.

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CHECK DRAIN HOSE coming from washer TO ENSURE WATER IS DRAINING PROPERLY down drain.

USUALLY YOU CAN RAISE DRAIN HOSE A LITTE AND RESET WASHER TO RINSE & SPIN F6 is caused by water not draining Fast Enough

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I had the same code F6 and what I found was that the pump screen had a rag in it. The screen is located behind the front panel next to the pump.

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