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Kenmore Elite HE5t Power and Errors

Hi experts! We have the "latest and greatest" washing machine which has worked wonderfully for the last 10 months until we got a F2 error message; then a F10 error message. Now, machine will not even power up although when we push the START button, it beeps. Nothing lights up now... just the little chirping beeps. Hubby unplugged, checked breaker box, checked filter after opening bottom, front kickplate. All looks well. Actually, everything behind that kickplate looked quite clean too.

It takes FOREVER to have a Sears tech to come out. Any suggestions? Hubby is very handy but not familiar with the new designs.

Thank YOU so much for your help!

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F 28 means what after the washer runs for 2 minutes and quits then says F28

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Try hitting pause/cancel twice to clear the codes

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  • robert samples May 17, 2008

    Motor Control Unit (MCU) Heat Sink Thermal Trip

    If the thermal protector on the MCU heat sink gets too hot, it will open the thermal

    protector on the heat sink which will stop motor functions and an “F/10” will be


    Potential Causes

    • Check for Proper Installation, verify the unit is not located near a source of heat

    and has proper ventilation.

    • Check Wire Harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and Central Control

    Unit (CCU)

    • Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components

    • Check MCU

    • Check Motor





  • robert samples May 17, 2008

    if its not that old id call for service



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