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My 2 yr old kenmore high efficiency washer flashes F35 and stops. i have to unplug it and start it over, wasting detergent

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This is a pressure swtich failure code and possible caused by to many suds.you should try and run the unit empty with no soap on the quick wash cycle this will help clean out any soap left over in the system.
If this continues to happen replace the pressure switch this is located under the lid and has a small rubber clear or black huse running to it.also good prevent maint.is to clean the drain pump area and coin cathch if it has one over time things will build up in the pump area and can cause a pump malfunction.

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