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Kenmore Elite HE 5t

More washer keeps giving me a F 20 what does this mean?

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Low or no water supply, hot or cold side or water pressure switch not switching over to indicate fully filled though if this happens drain motor will continue to run continuously while f-20 flashes

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My Kenmore Elite HE 5t is showing the F20 code 15-20 seconds into the washing cycle. F20 standing for Water inlet problem. We have cleaned and checked all inlet ports and they are good so what else

Hello Shannon;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Code F20 also stands for pressure switch.

You have a incomplete model number so I am not sure if this is the correct switch.
Substitution: W10514214 - $48.00

This is just inside the top cover, right hand corner.


The diagram is on the following link. Plug in your model number.
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Dec 11, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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I have a kenmore elite HE 5t the last few loads it has stopped washing and blinks F 20 I have to push stop and start the load over and goes through cycle then....could you please help me with this thank...

ok usually this means a no or slow flow of water coming into washer..the hose could be kinked, or the screens clogged, or someone turned off the water valve slightly or the valve itself is going bad

Jan 21, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My Kenmore Elite HE 5T Steam Front Loading Washer keeps flashing the code F35. What does this mean? It is not in the manual.

F35 is a water level error.
The water level switch (pressure switch) has malfunctioned.

If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

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.

Also - please be sure to use He soap.

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May 02, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore elite he 5t the code f21 comes on, the hose is ok.

This is a Long Drain Issue. Likely that something is stuck in the pump trap. Take off the mottom tree screws under the drum panel. This will remove the drum panel on the front. From under neither you can see the drain pipe trap. Unscrew the trap cap in the from. Clean out all debris and re-install. this should do it.

Feb 15, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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My kenmore elite He 5t wash machine is flashing F

This typically indicates slow drain condition. Check for any clogs or kinks in the drain line. Also check that the pump is not clogged and that no pump impeller blades are missing/broken and that the impeller moves freely. Any broken/missing blades or if the impeller won't turn freely will indicate a faulty pump. Hard objects can sometimes make it to the pump and cause damage. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Sep 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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Code F20 is appearing on me washing machine

May 27, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Code F20 is appearing on me washing machine


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.

You'll need to check for the following--

1- Check the Inlet water valve if it is clogged.
2- Make sure water taps are working fine.
3- Check inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.

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May 26, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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F 11 code

The electronic control board is damaged. It needs to be replaced. I think its Part#8182237. As of this date, it is on back-order. Check your warranty book on this part, it is highly expensive. It may be covered under a 2-5 yr. part only warranty.

Sep 03, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore elite he (5t)

You can wash Shoes in it... But the manufacturer does not recomened it.. I would suggest that you remove the laces and you should be just fine
good luck

May 27, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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