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Stops mid cycle with f35 error code. I removed pump face and removed a small piece of plastic but no change in the operation. I ran the steam test which said it was good "yes". f35 is supposed to be code for steam problem.

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  • andyandkandy Oct 01, 2009

    Can I disconect the pressure switch/sensor and blow pressure into it and ohm the switch?

  • andyandkandy Oct 04, 2009

    I went to Sears to buy the cheap pressure sensor and it is $98.00 and takes two weeks to come in. I tried another appliance parts distributor who told me that they have six of them on back order and their other stores all have back orders on them as well. I hate to start replacing parts without some kind of assurance that this is the cause of the problem. If Sears repair service comes to diagnose the washer will they have a diagnostic tool that tells them to start with the pressure sensor or do they also just start with the most likely cause and change parts until they eliminate the problem? I priced the control board and it's cost was $241.00. There are actually two separate control boards but both are over $200.00. Do you know of any way to check the pressure sensor other than spending the $98.00 and hoping for the best? My wife has reminded me to include in the list of problems this washer has is the fact that the softener dispenser puts the fabric softener into the initial wash fill instead of the rinse. I don't know if that is a part of this f35 code or a separate problem all together. The softener dispensing into the the initial fill is not new and actually started long before the code f35 problems if not from the first use of the washer 13 months ago. Thanks for the help.

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You can test the sensor with air, just blow into the tube and it should activate the switch.

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Hi,

This means a water pressure sensor. Check to see that pressure hose is not blocked at tub end nor split. If every thing is OK then replace the sensor, it's Cheap.

Even after replacing that, if the code re-appears, i am afraid to tell you that you need to replace control board.

The pressure switch is located in the top right rear corner of
the washer. This switch senses water level in the
wash tub. The control signal from the pressure switch is
sent to the Central Control Unit and is used to determine the
amount of water introduced into the wash tub during the wash
cycle.
The pressure switch also senses the suds level in the wash
tub. If excessive sud-sing occurs, the washer starts an automatic
suds routine. The display will show the word "Sud".
The automatic suds routine adds additional rinse and drain
operations until the suds level is reduced.
If an overfill condition is detected by the pressure switch, the
CCU will turn on the drain pump and attempt to stop filling.


Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Oct 01, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    With the tub empty, remove the vinyl hose from the switch and blow
    backwards through the hose to clear any restrictions. If the fault
    codes return after doing this, you will likely need to replace the
    pressure switch. and if this still don't clear your code you will need a
    new control board i hope it works for you.

    Thanks.


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1. True suds formation due to wrong soap usage (pretty often the problem) - Solution for this? - use a lot of vinegar and a few "risnse and spin" cycles with out any clothes in the washer


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