My machine is a little over one year old. Are premature water heater element failures common in these machines, or is it more likely the control board or thermistor that's causing the water-not-heating problem I'm currently experiencing with this machine? (I ordered a new heating element and the gasket clamp pliers special service tool, and will be servicing this myself)
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Check to see if the machine has a fan. If so, clean the blades real good with alcohol and QTips. Also while inside check to see if the vents on the heater elements are clean. If it's stopped up, air cannot circulate thru the heater properly causing heat to build up in the unit thereby causing thermocouple failure prematurely.
proceed with common sense and logically, fix it use the Vom or DVOM .God bless you
For this error code you need to check both the water heater or
element and thermistor, basically the washing machine is reporting a
fault on the heating circuit with this fault code but it is not capable
of identifying exactly where the fault actually lies.
On non-display panel models this fault code is denoted by the lights for 95, 60, 40 and cold being lit or flashing.
Check water heating element
Check heater for contunuity,
Check steam heater for continuity usually
Check thermistor or temperature sensor
Check the thermistor resistance,
Check wiring to water heating element
Check connections to water heating element and temperature sensor
It has nothing to do with the filter and everything to do with a failed heater element. Even if you can get the element replaced, the machine is now seven years past it's original five year design life and you may simply find that another major failure occurs shortly after repair.
You may be able to get around the problem by switching to a cold water laundry powder. it costs more, but is far cheaper than a repair.
yes check for a heater element down to earth or at least a wire on the element off and touching the case, but i am confident its a heater element, rate me when you fix it, work with safety unplug when working on machines
Repair man told me this is common with front load washers. I was told to put Sunlight dish washing detergent (for dishwashers not hands) in the machine (about 1/2 cup) and do a hot wash with the machine empty.