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I bought the Kenmore Elite ht5 steam from a someone that bought it with a sears account with a 5 year warranty. Now suds F35 error code & sears will not repair it. The reason is that the ownership transfer never went through even though I have the original owner, myself & a sears rep on the phone to make this transfer. I cannot contact the original owner anymore, so I am screwed. I will never buy a Sears product again. I've paid over $3,000 for the set & now the washer is no good after 8 months of use. Anyone got a way to fix this problem? Thanks.

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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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