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Error H F

My washer displays the H F error during the rinse cycle while filling cold water. the screens are clean and the flow is great. can you help?

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My washer will not drain out the back, and water is spilling out the front of the washer

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Re: error H F

This code will set for two reasons if the washer doesent start filling after 30 seconds or fills to10.5 gallons in eight minutes and the pressure sensor hasnt triped so time it and post a reply to your message letting me know which condition exist make sure your drain hose isnt too deep in your drain pipe as this will siphon water out as it fills and mke the washer think the second condition exists consult your owners manual for proper drain hose instalation

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