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My kenmore HE 5 model number 11047081600 has an error code of F20. No water in going into the drum. All the water is coming out of the front bottom by the door.

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SOURCE: Leaking whirlpool duet washer front load

remove and clean any obstruction or deposits around the inner door seal use H.E. detergent over sudsing can cause that too.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore elite HE 3t - error code F dU and door is locked

Just in case there is a pull string with a loop, all plastic under the latch, need to pull the toe panel off and reach up inside the right, unplugged of course until you feel the switch. a pull latch is below the switch incase this happens and hats off to all star/ a serial error or a faulty switch is most of what causes this to start.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: KENMORE ELITE SMART WASH QUIET PAK 4 FRONT LOADER,

Now this is a drain issue from the pump, clean out or check drain hose position to make sure hose isnt in water. Front loader right? kick panel under door has two screws, 1/4 or Torx T20 will remove them. You will see a clean out screw handle that holds junk. Use a trash bag wrapped around the clean out to catch water and debris..

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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The following provided by fixya has the solution to error F20.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore HE2T F20 plus Water leakage when tub starts to fill

Have you read by advice on how to diagnose this problem? Click on the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1491905-f20_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

If you HAVE water entering the wash tub, first verify that you do not have a siphoning condition. This is where the drain line does not have the proper air gap to drain properly and creates a vacuum on the drain line. This will cause drain problems and may prevent the washer from filling all the way. Or, you may have trouble maintaining the water level. When you stated you had water leaking, is this a visible leak? Or, do you have water slowly draining from the tub? Double check your drain line to be sure.

Next, check the drain pump to ensure it is not clogged or obstructed which minimizes drain flow. Also, make sure the pump is running. Remove the access cover and clean out the pump reservoir. In addition, check the drain line from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. I have personally found small articles of clothing stuck in this line, preventing drain flow.

Read through the link thoroughly. If you require additional assistance, please let me know before rating the solution. I hope this helps you.

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