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Kenmore Elite HE 3t washer err codes & won't start

I have a Kenmore Elite HE 3t washer. It has flashed various error codes: F70 and F02, which seem to indicate a problem w/one or more of the boards. Now it displays F02 and won't start. Can a DIYer diagnose & replace the boards, or should I call for service? The boards, but not the labor, are still under warranty.

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  • Rajah Chacko Jul 21, 2010

    Thanks, Rylee, I'll leave it to the pros.

  • Rajah Chacko Jul 26, 2010

    By the way, I researched the purchase and found that I had made it with a credit card that extends the warranty by 1 year. I have called Sears to repair it and will have the tab picked up by Amex. Might be a good thing to check if you are in the same boat: more than one year since you purchased, but still within the extra year provided at no extra cost.

    Amex gave me a form to fill out and some documentation to provide, but I'm happy to comply.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Both the errors are quite different F70 error indicates central control unit heartbeat failure i.e. no communication has been detected from the Central control unit to the user interface board. F/02 error means Long Drain. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and "F/02" is flashed. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display and before you call for service please:

  • Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
  • Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
  • Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
If still the issue is not resolved then it is always recommended to use warranty to avoid any further issues. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.



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Rylee

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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  • Rajah Chacko Jul 21, 2010

    I think it is more likely to be a heartbeat problem. I just plugged it in again and it would not display ANY error code. It just gave an error tone (3 quick beeps) and nothing more.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 21, 2010

    You are right then it seems to be either one of the boards is bad and/or the wire harness should be checked connecting these.

  • Rajah Chacko Jul 21, 2010

    Yes, I think that a bad connection is a strong possibility because it failed intermittently before it failed altogether. I feel very comfortable opening up a PC and reseating a board or a harness... Am I right in guessing that this is the same operation / different hardware?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 21, 2010

    Mr Chacko, you are right that if you have some expertise then you can open the unit and check for loose wires/connections however, by opening the unit you'll void off the warranty which I hope you dont want. If it is still under warranty then it is recommended to use it instead of doing it yourself, hope you understand.

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