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Kenmore Elite Smartwash QuietPak9 He4t Front Loader -flashing F and H

I put a load of clothes in washer and water fills up then it stops its cycle and starts beeping and flashing F and H. Start the "spin/drain" cycle and try the load again. Same results. Sears has come out on 3 occassions and only tell me that its unbalanced and I need to put bleach and vingar in the cycle w/ the He soap. We are now at our 3rd house and its still doing the same thing. You can't tell me that the floor at 3 different house are all unbalanced. Sears only wants me to purchase another warranty. What do I need to do??

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    Wendy Wofford Jan 23, 2008

    This solution was helpful. I now know that it's the water level. But did not know to check the pipes to make sure they were empty of all debrie. I did that as a last resort and found that we had concrete from the building of new house in our plumbing pipes. We should have drained/flushed the pipes before hooking up the machines. All is working fine...........at the moment. But the smell continues.

  • mikelwagner Jun 22, 2008

    HE4t displayed FH error code 1 minute into wash cycle during water filling. No debris found in hot and cold hoses or on inlet screens. Water flow appears to be unrestricted thru hoses to machine. Used drain & spin cycle to remove water in tub and tried wash cycle again with same results: FH code. Tried other wash cycles with same error results.

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I had the same problem and I had to call my father-in-law. We took the top of the washer off and found the sensor that it talks about on this site. He said that there is a wheel in the plastic casing and it tells the ccu how much water is coming through. He said that I might have some calcium built up in the casing. He tapped it a couple of times and reconnected everything back. Now the machine is working fine and no more problems or codes. The sensor is easy to find. It is the one that is connected to the hot and cold fill valve and then it goes to the white sensor. That is the one that he tapped on.

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So i put a load of clothes in the washer and i get this SUD message. what does this mean?

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I had a "SUD" message today for the first time. What is it and what does it mean? Janice Lee, Atlanta

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F H means that no water was detected entering machine

Is the water coming in just as fast as it always had????

If indeed the water is fine than there is a sensor called a flowmeter that tell the CCU if and how much water has entered.

It also uses a water level pressure switch to monitor water level, but ive had 0 problems with this switch

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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    joey shearer Jan 24, 2008

    You said something about a smell???

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I was having the same problem. After trying everything else, i tried COLD wash and COLD rinze. It does not beep!

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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