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LF Code Washer will work in rinse and spin cycle. Only dispays LF code when trying to use in wash cycle. Help me!!!

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  • BEACHBOY3000 May 13, 2008

    sears repairman just left. it was a bad coil on the water valve assembly. said this was not a common problem with these machines. we will see in the future

  • Reese22 May 26, 2008

    My mother's washer is having the exact same problem. It reads "LF" in the wash cycle. I can't even figure out how to unscrew the hoses on the back of the washer. I need serious help!

  • hilbuscat May 26, 2008

    same code but only on towel and sheet mode. works fine in normal mode in hot cold or warm water settings.

  • davealgiere Dec 29, 2008

    repeatedly get lf code with the oasis water pressure is fine , new hoses and clean screens

  • mrSeabiscuit Apr 11, 2009

    I just bought this machine and I keep getting the LF code. Could it be because I have to small of a water supply line coming to the house?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    only works on the rinse and spin cycle will not wash



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Why not just clean the screens to increase the fill pressure and spend not 1 cent on the repair.

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OK, I think I have this one figured out! There are relays on the control board that operate the solenoid valves. Apparently the cold water one gets the most use, so it dies first. They are using cheap relays to
switch inductive loads without any surge suppression to prevent contact arcing. Eventually, the contacts become so burned they can't reliably turn on the water valves.

The relays are Panasonic JQ1AP-B-12V, Digi-Key sells them for
$5.05 as part # 255-2937. I am going to add surge suppressors
across the relay contacts to try to save the other relays. I should have the parts in a couple days and will report how well this works. If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can save yourself about
$270 bucks with this fix. If not used to doing tricky soldering, I can't recommend you try this. The cold water relay is K7.


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This is exactly what is happening, machine is in rinse mode and LF showed up on the screen, just changed the valves. They are brand new shut offs. Is there a way to reset. The LF only comes on in the rinse mode.

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    lmccue86 Oct 05, 2012

    I had to replace the control panel board on my Kenmore Elite Oasis He top loading washer and the same day it was replaced- the washer started displaying the LF code. It does it at 17minutes left in the normal cycle which is when it is rinsing. I have to hit the stop button and turn it off. Then turn it back on and start it in the rinse cycle again. Once I do this it finishes out but I have to do this process with every load I do. I feel like the guy that replaced the control panel board messed something up when he did it because this is a new problem that started with the first load after he replaced the board. I have had him come back out and he says the washer is not even registering that code and his best thought is to replace the water inlet valve- even though he tests the "solenoid" 6 part system and they all "light up" as working. Plus if it was this then why when I stop and restart it in the rinse cycle can it complete a cycle? Seem like it wouldn't be able to do this if it was the valve...


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"LF" is a Long Fill error. If the fill time exceeds roughly 10 minutes, the fill valves are shut down and the error code is generated. If the error does not clear, or keeps reoccurring, it is recommended that you doublecheck to make sure your water taps are on all the way and check the hoses for kinks or clogs. If everything checks okay, check the screens on the fill valve for sediment build up. You may need to replace the valve. Post back with your complete model number (located around the tub opening) and I can give you better advice on how to access or obtain replace parts. I hope this helps you.

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    Jeff Rockwell May 15, 2008

    Is the washer still under a warranty? If not, why did you post a question if you were going to have a repairman fix this? I'm a repairman myself and was attempting to save you the burden (and the cost) of a repair job. If you read my post, I asked you for a model number so I could let you know where to get a replacement water inlet valve. No...this isn't a common problem, but an easy one to repair for the average Do-It-Yourselfer. Good luck to you. Please keep me in mind if you have any further problems.

  • DWIGHT FRAZIER Dec 31, 2011

    the model number is mtw 6600tq1 or ql s/n cw077013 typ 580


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