Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
F20 flashes and shuts the machine down I can't seem to find the problem
F20 is a "No water or insufficent water supply" error code. First make sure both of your valves from the house are turned all of the way on. Next make sure your fill hoses (the two macthing ones that go to the back of the washer) are not kinked. If both of these check ok, turn off your water supply and unscrew the hoses where they connect to the machine. There are 2 screens underneath that trap dirt and sediment so they don't get to your valves and cause them to run. If it's coated, rub the surface with a tooth brush or small flat head screw driver. Rinse with a little bit of water and repeat. If the screens are clear, check the hoses. Some hoses have the same kind of screens that can
be on either end of the hose. If all of these fail, you'll probably need to replace your water valve. Remove the 3 #20 torx screws on the back side of the top panel. Push the lid slightly towards the rear and lift up and out of the way. Next, unplug the connectors going to your valve (should look like light blue plastic and the hoses were hooked to it). There will be a 1/4" screw on the back panel holding your valve in place. Once removed,
you can slide the valve to the side and slide it out. The only part left is squeezing the clamp on the black rubber hose inside the unit to let the valve fully disconnect. While the water in this hose generally wont hurt anything, it also can't hurt to have a towel to catch the small amount of water in it. Replace the valve with one you've ordered online from the manufacture or purchased from your local appliance parts store. Re-assemble.
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