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Error code H and F...what do they mean? The readout flashes H then F. The clothes are still soapy and not spun. Also, the liquid softener dispenser does not empty. HELP!

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FH error means that there is no water detected entering the machine, or the pressure switch trip has not been detected. I don't mean to be impersonal, but here's from the tech sheets:

  • If there is no water in the unit:
    1. Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
    2. Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves
    3. Verify inlet valve operation
  • If there is water in the unit:
    1. Verify Drain pump operation
    2. Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and Pressure switch
  • Verify there is not a siphon problem
  • Verify wire harness connections to:Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump, Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check all hoses for possible leaks
  • Verify pressure switch operation
  • Verify flow meter operation
  • Verify CCU operation

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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Is water left in the dispenser at the end of the cycle?
About two tablespoons of water remaining in the dispenser compartment at the end of the cycle is normal. At the end of the wash cycle, fresh water automatically cleans the dispenser. Check that the cycle is complete before opening the dispenser drawer.
Is the dispenser drawer clogged?
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Here are a few things that can cause the additives (detergent, fabric softener or liquid chlorine bleach) to dispense early:
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According to the manual on pages 12 & 13.

1.
Place a load of sorted clothes into the washer. See “Laundry
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■ Load only to the top of the basket as shown. Overloading
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