Question about Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer
HE 2 Plus fills with water for 5 minutes and then displays F20 error. I can see the water level about 2 inches up the glass so I know it's filled with enough water.
Hello. i can assist you. here is the protocol for error F20 on your machine -
If there is water in the unit:
– Verify drain pump operation.
– Verify that the pressure switch hose is in good condition and
properly connected to tub and pressure switch.
1. Verify there is not a siphon problem.
2. Press STOP twice to clear the display. The
machine will drain for 3 minutes before unlocking the door.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Verify wire harness connections to inlet valves, pressure switch,
drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU).
5. Check all hoses for possible leaks.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power
7. Verify pressure switch operation.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
Error F 20 means "No Water Detect" error.It is an indication that you either have no water coming into the washer, or very little water at all. If the pressure switch has not tripped after 6 minutes, the error code is displayed.
Check your wiring connectors where it plugs into the CCU and water level pressure switch, if thats ok, then its possibly the water level pressure switch thats bad.
Open the top panel to get access to the CCU and water level pressure switch, there are 3 screws in the back that hold your top panel on.
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Posted on Oct 03, 2009
F20 is the insuficiant water level
The things that usually cause the F20 Error code are:
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2009
F20" is a water inlet problem. This indicates that you have no water or insufficient water supply. What Whirlpool recommends to do is unplug the washer and check your water inlet screens to ensure they are not clogged, check the inlet hoses for kinks, and to make sure your taps are turned on (duh! I know it sounds stupid, but I've seen it before).
To check the water inlet screens you will need to turn off the water supply and disconnect the hoses where they connect to the back of the washer. The inlet screens are located inside the tap fittings and sometimes will collect with sediment and rust depending on your water source. Some hoses also have sediment screens. Check them as well if you have them. Use cotton swabs to clean the screens, thoroughly.
Checking the hoses and taps is self-explanatory. The water supply coming into the washer should be at least 10-25 psi. Insufficient water pressure can cause problems with slow fills and/or error codes due to insufficient pressure. If you haven't had any problems before, I would suspect dirty inlet screens and/or a inlet valve failure.
If you need to replace the water inlet valve, searspartsdirect.com carries the part. Just type in your model number in the Search menu and look for item #1 under the "Dispenser Parts" . The part runs about $52.00.
To be precise with my solution :-
"F20" on display
(Water Inlet Problem-no water or insufficient
water supply) Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle
Unplug washer or disconnect power. Check the following: Are water faucets completely turned on?
Are screens at inlet hose connection to washer
clogged? Are water inlet hoses kinked? Are water inlet hoses frozen
if you checked all of this and your still getting this code then its probally your water valve solenoid.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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