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HE5t Kenmore Elite

What is code F29?
Door locked and won't unlock???

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  • She5876 Jun 04, 2008

    They are sending out a new one. I hope I have better luck this time. Thank you.

  • She5876 Jul 07, 2008

    They replaced the door lock switch.

  • Noire Jul 14, 2008

    Our HE5 will get to one minute of finishing its cycle and then stop.  The only way we have been able to get it to unlock is to hit the circuit breaker - not convenient.  I was wondering if there was some other reset code we could use.  The manual says to press the cycle button.  Did that; didn't work.



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Non existent code. if under warranty call tech support. probably control board. can manually override door lock. by removing lower panel and pulling tab at bottom of lock mech.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008


They had to replace the door switch.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008


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The error code F29 indicates a problem with the door lock assembly. I recommend replacing the door lock assembly part number 8183270

Please see the instructions provided below.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

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DL f is a door lock error and is caused due to an issue with the door lock when it is unable to lock/unlock. Please check the door lock mechanism/door switch assembly and replace the part that has gone bad so that the issue is resolved. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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F29 is a Door Latch Unlock error. This occurs after the door attempts to lock 6 times. With no successful lock achieved, the error code will be generated.

Check the above link for an detailed article above the same F29 error.

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I'm getting an F26 code on a Kenmore Elite he5t front load washer


If the door has not been opened for 3 consecutive cycles or the door switch is open while the door is locked for more than 5 seconds.

Possible Causes/Procedure

-Door not opened during 3 consecutive cycles.

1. Open and close the door.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

-Door switch open while door is locked.

1. Push the door and check if it is completely closed.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

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