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Kenmore Elite HE3t

Every time I put in a load of wash, it will run for a short while then stop, and start beeping showing an error code of HF.
I've recently moved,and can't find the owners manual


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Here's a link that explains the "FH" error code:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615354-fh_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

Read through these steps and let me know if you require further assistance. HINT: I'm assuming you have water entering the wash tub since you mentioned the washer will begin a wash cycle. Check for a siphoning issue or Drain Pump problem first. These are the simplest items to check. I hope this helps you.

PS There should be a tech sheet located inside you washer behind the lower panel under the door, or along the interior cabinet wall that explains all the error codes and how to troubleshoot. This may also assist you further.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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