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My machine stops midcycle and has a code LF on it what does that mean?

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LF Error code: LF stands for long fill and occurs when the water level does not change for a period of time after the valves are turned on.

All washers are designed to operate with a water supply pressure of 20-100 PSI. When the pressure drops below 20 PSI the washer can have the following problems:

* Slow Fill- low water pressure reduces the speed at which water flows into the machine.
o Verify the pressure at all other water sources in the house (i.e. sinks, showers, etc..). If you find other places where the pressure is low, the problem is not with the machine but with the water supply.
* Continuous Fill- The valve may not fully seat under 20 PSI which would allow for a constant flow even when the machine is not supposed to be filling.
o Contact the water company to verify the pressure being supplied to the house.
* dispenser- Needs a minimum amount of pressure to function. May dispense constantly, at the wrong time, or not at all.
o A plumber may need to be consulted if the pressure is found to be too low.

Things you can check :

* Are the Hot and Cold water faucets turned on
* Are the water hoses kinked
o Make sure all the hose are straight and able to flow water
* Are the screen inside the water valve plugged
o Inlet valve should be free of debris and rust.
o Turn off water and remove the inlet hoses from washer.
o Remove any accumulated film or particles.
o Assure rubber washers are in the end of each inlet hose.
o Reinstall hoses, turn on water and check for leaks.

Error codes can be caused by a Power Surge or other electrical anomaly,attempt to return the washer to operation by following the Hard Reset procedure below.

1. Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.
2. Reconnect the unit to the power source by turning the breaker back on or plugging the unit back into the wall outlet.
3. Press the Pause/Cancel/Stop button twice to clear the display.
4. Start a short cycle to check the operation of the machine by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the machine starts

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What does the LF code mean?


Long Fill

LF flashes when the water level does not change for a period of time after the valves are turned on OR water has disengaged the basket but control does not detect a water level change.

  • Is water supply connected and turned on?
  • Are hose screens plugged?
  • Is water entering the tub? If so check pressure hose connection to machine/motor control.
  • See TEST #2 in manual

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Itshows LF what do i do?


LF code means long fill on the water supply,if it takes too long to fill it will shut down,remove the water fill hoses and check for screens in the hoses and washer water connections and see if they are plugged with sediment

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What does LF mean on the washer? When I start my load it pops up as LF and stops washing. What do I need to do or what is wrong?


LF (F30)
LF flashes when the control don't sense any water coming in like it is supposed to do. Things to check:
Hoses connected; water turned wide open.
Hose screens plugged.themobilian_1134.jpg
Is water siphoning out due to having the drain hose too low? (30 inches above the floor)
Pressure hose from tub to control loose, pinched, hole, Sediment in tub? themobilian_1135.jpgthemobilian_1136.jpgBlow that tubing out and re-secure; retry with water OUT of tub so the pressure can properly build in that tubing. themobilian_1137.jpg

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Code LF on Kenmore Oasis washing machine.


Hi


Error code LF means long fill. This means that analog water level pressure sensor signal is out of range or the water pressure is very low. The analog pressure sensor is a component on the machine control board. The normal water pressure is 100-200 PSI, when the pressure below 40 PSI then this error occurs. Verify the pressure at all other water sources in the house and check if its low at all places, if its low then contact the water company. Also check the inlet water hoses if they are kinked. Inspect the inlet water valve as well.

If you find no problems with the air hose or water pressure and its connections, then the machine control board would need to be replaced.


Please post back for any further assistance.

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Code lf keeps popping up


lf code means long fill. If the water fill time exceeds 10 minutes, the water valves are turned off and lf is flashed. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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Maytag error code F My Nepturn washer stopped midcycle and the panel is flashing F What is wrong?


have a look at this manual:
Maytag manual
Its a PDF file but should open automatically and could take a minute or so depending on your internet speed.
Scroll down to page 15, this will show and tell you what the error codes mean.
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What does the code Lf mean?


LF Long Fill If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and LF is flashed.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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Our washers keep flashing LF after the wash cyle and stops workin, not spining very fast either.


Hello there :
the Dreaded LF code means
LF Long fill If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and "LF" is flashed.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
check the water controle inlet valves that are attached to the machine for proper operation and replace if found bad

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Washer has LF error?


Lf means Long Fill This error code is displayed if the control failed to save cycle information during a power failure. This does not generate an error code beep.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Good luck

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Maytag Bravos top load gives LF code..not working ... any idea?


Have same problem. Service tech said LF code is caused by low water pressure coming into machine. Tech verified water flow looked fine, getting new controller installed tomorrow.

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