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On a Kenmore frontload washer Model#11047087600-theF30 error code comes up, Sears checked & said it means a long fill. Screens are clean--good water pressure to washer.Washer filled okay for me-lady said F30 error code was back later. F30 on some models refers to dispenser motor not being able to find a position.Would either go back to a water entering problem? Rene - ed okay for me

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  • Rene Matz Jun 08, 2010

    I replaced the ccu board on this washer--dispenser motor seemed to find its postion after I lubed the



    linkage arm pivot points. is there any parts that should be replaced or can dry joints stall out a motor?Nothing appears to be worn. Thanks. Rene

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The F30 code on your washer definitely means dispenser motor error as you have stated in your post. Verify it by entering the diagnostic mode.

Close the door and select any one button (except “Stop/Cancel” and Control Lock (End of Cycle) and follow the steps below, using the same button:

Press/hold for 2-5 seconds, release for 2-5 seconds, press/hold for 2-5 seconds, release for 2-5 seconds, press/hold for 2-5 seconds.

Upon release, all yellow/green console LED lights will turn ON for 5 seconds. The last 4 error codes will be displayed, if there are any failure codes stored by the washer. Press the same key to advance to the next code.

The UI ,CCU and MCU SW version will be displayed after the error codes are shown. All green console LED lights will turn ON for 5 seconds then the washer begins the automatic diagnostic test. Press STOP button to cancel and exit out of service mode.

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    Jahn27 Jun 08, 2010

    Take a look at the washer while performing the diagnostic test to determine on what step of the test the F30 code appears. The dispenser motor is indeed cannot be driven to its proper position if the F30 code flashes during the C:02 step of the test as this is the step where distribution system is set to Prewash position to check the dispenser motor and the dispenser contacts.

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    Jahn27 Jun 08, 2010

    Check the connection of the dispenser assembly to the CCU if the dispenser motor seems to find its position. No other part could make the dispenser motor stall except the levers and cam. Consider replacing the actuator switch (part number 8183186) if the connection to the CCU is found okay.

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