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With a #W10156252 pressure sensor on a Kenmore frontload washer--should you hear a click if you blow into it( I know they don,t recommend doing that).I,ve come across a machine that had F35 error code.Everything is clear upto pressure sensor. Rene

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  • Rene Matz Mar 22, 2011

    I will order a pressure sensor--I,m sure thats what the
    problem is. Thanks again for your info. Rene

  • Rene Matz Mar 30, 2011

    I replaced the pressure sensor & washer worked perfect.
    Here in Canada--sensor was $157.00. expensive""
    Thanks for your help"" Rene



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Hi Rene.

If you blow into the pressure sensor it must click,but that is not enough to say that the sensor is defective. F35 means that the pressure switch is clogged or bad (water level error).
The pressure switch is difficult to test, and it is often replaced without testing (I is $50)
After blowing in the hose, clean the hose and set it back in place. If you still get F35 after re-applying power and restarting, replace the pressure switch.

Here diagrams for a couple of models using the same pressure switch:





Posted on Mar 19, 2011

  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 30, 2011


    I am glad to know it's fixed!

    All the best.




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