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My frontloading kenmore elite washer suddenly got all the prprogrammed wash cylces mixed/messed up the ultrahand wash cycle which was once 35 minutes now shows 1:10 the normal wash cylce is now for 11 minutes, previsouly 1:05, the whitest white cyle shows blank screen...what happened/ did something electronically fail or do i somehow need to reprogram it?

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  • drbessie Oct 09, 2010

    What do yo mean by reset the timer? My understanding is that the preprogrammed cylecs cannot be changed and there is no way to alter them. How do you reprogram the preset wash cycles

  • drbessie Oct 09, 2010

    " check the timer setup and try resetting time and reprogram " ---what does this mean.
    there is not way to rese the time and "reprogram" I have never programmed this washer
    it was preprogrammed from the factory.....

  • drbessie Oct 09, 2010

    This machine has no way to program it
    It was preprogrammed with about 8 or so wash cycles
    somehow all the was cycles have gotten messed up
    the other expert thinks I should reset it? He doesn't say how...the machine has not way to "reset" it

  • drbessie Oct 10, 2010

    holding down the drain/spin button for 10 seconds does not reset the controls as suggeste by the previos expert...it simply locks and unlocks the control to prevent a child from pressing the control.
    how then do you reprogram the preprogrammed wash cycles?? They are all messed up.

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The only way to "reset" the machine is by unplugging it for an hour or so and the preprogrammed cycles can never be reprogrammed. The problem here is likely with the User Interface (UI) board itself. But a problem in the Motor Control Unit (MCU) can interfere with the communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the UI. Disconnect power then remove the top panel to access the CCU and disconnect the harnesses from terminals MI3 and MS2. These harnesses are for MCU communication and power respectively.

Reconnect power then run the machine with each of the cycles. Replace the MCU if the problem doesn't appear with the MCU disconnected. Replace the UI if the problem still exists.

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. To reset the controls press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 10-15 seconds, after doing this if the issue is still not resolved then the electronic control should be replaced. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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First of all try resetting the machine by unplugging it for a minute from main power outlet and then plug back in and ON the machine and check.if everything goes back to normal or not.
If the problem still exists then check the timer setup and try resetting time and reprogram it. if it still messes up then replace the timer.

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