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Hi, I have a Kenmore elite model #11047789700, and it's presents the error codes SUD, and then F35 or in other instances F20. I check the hoses, drain pump and its seems ok. Thanks for your help

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  • andy_gtr Oct 11, 2010

    Thanks, I would check and the pump and filter looks ok. I will buy the pressure switch. If the problems persist I contact you later.

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  • andy_gtr Oct 11, 2010

    Yes, thats confirm what I suspect.

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It sounds like you are having trouble with your drain pump or the pressure switch since both error codes are related. Check the drain pump particularly the impeller and the pump filter. Remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily.

Once the panel is off, turn the pump filter knob counterclockwise to remove and clean it. Reach in the pumpm impeller with your finger and turn it. Strings can get through the filter then wrap around the impeller and restrict it. Replace the pump is the impeller is broken or restricted for no apparent reason.

Check the connection of the pressure hose both at the tub and the pressure switch itself. Blow air through the pressure hose going to the tub and the pressure switch. Replace the pressure switch it no issue is found with the pressure hose and its connections.

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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.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F 35 means ANALOG PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE- If this failure is displayed then there is any malfunction of the component detected by the Steamer Electronic Board.

1. Check if pressure hose is fixed correctly.
2. Check if the air trap is not blocked.
3. Check if the hose is not blocked


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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.

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If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

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If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

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