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Kenmore front loading HE3t time light blinks add item light on machine

Machine will not continue with cycle start button will not activate and cancel will not restart it machine time only blinks constantly.

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Remove the lock switch by taking the metal spring ring off from around the tub gasket. Then pull the gasket out on the right side to reveal the switch. Remove screws above and below switch on right side. Unplug 3 leads and remove switch. Carefully pry up the 6 tabs on the switch while it is laying flat on a table... It's tricky but you will get it. Careful not to over pry the tabs or they will break. You will see some contact points. Make sure they are not touching. One set of mine were together as if they came out if their channel. Once they are separated snap the assembly together and reinstall the switch, gasket and spring ring. Make sure the spring is on the bottom. This fixed my issue and saved me a 80 dollar switch replacement. Not sure why this happened after 10 years of using it but it solved the problem.

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Unplugged machine and that reset the controller the machine started to work as normal.

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I have a whirlpool ghw9100lw the light is flashing but it will not start


April 8 2002 DIV 26 SOURCE 110 KENMORE ELITE HE3 & HET WASHERS "ADD-A-GARMENT" INDICATOR LIGHT ON DOOR WON'T UNLOCK WHEN PAUSE/CANCEL BUTTON IS DEPRESSED.

MODELS: See additional page for Kenmore model numbers

COMPLAINT: Due to a Microcomputer Machine Control software error , the ADD-A-GARMENT feature becomes inoperative.

CORRECTION: The Microcomputer Machine Control must be replaced with a service part that has been reprogrammed to prevent ADD-A-GARMENT feature loss.

PARTS: Order electronic control listed on this service flash by model from Division 26 , Source 110 following normal ordering procedure.

MERCHANDISE CODES: WASHER Service Flash - Model Nurnbers for: Kenmore Elite HE3 & HE3t Washers: "ADD-A-GARMENT" indicator light on door won't unlock when Pause/Cancel button is depressed. Kenmore models with serial Numbers beginning with CSL23 through CSM04 11042822200 11042824200 11042826200 11042832200 11042834200 11042836200 11042922200 11042924200 11042926200 11042932200 11042934200 11042936200 Electronic conrrol p/n 8181900 Electronic control p/n 8181899



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Need a manual for my kenmore elite he3t front load washer


My Kenmore Elite HE3 has been great for many years, and now I have a little problem for the first time.
I can usually press cancel to change the program. This morning, after I selected one program and press cancel, it won't cancel. Lights just blinked. So, I press Start to wash with selected program, but it won't start. It won't start nor cancel no matter what I do.
Should I unplug the unit?
Thank you so much!

Apr 03, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite He3t front load washer - error code reads H & F


the F code is a puwer outige. This is how to fix
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Select
DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call
for service.
This is what an HF code is.
"FH" (Water Inlet Problem--no water or insufficient water
supply)
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug
washer or disconnect power.
Check the following:
Are water faucets completely turned on?
Are screens at inlet hose connection to washer clogged?
Are water inlet hoses kinked?
Are water inlet hoses frozen?
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press
START. If the problem remains, call for service.

Dec 15, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I need to cancel a washing cycle in the middle of the cycle.


usually pressing PAUSE/CANCEL twice cancels the cycle and shuts it off allowing you to then re-start the cycle. If not try unplugging it and see if it resets to allow you to start cycle again.

Dec 07, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore elite washer problem


sounds as if you have a drain issue, most common cause of fault is theres something stuck in the pump housing. remove the lower acess panel(3 screws along the bottom of the forn of unit) youll gain acess to the pump housing, remove the large cover to the "button trap" by uncscrewimg the cover, it will be righthin front of you in the center of machine when cover removed, im sure youll find your blockage within there

Oct 29, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Stuck in cycle


unplug the unit. wait 30 secs. and repluge, youll have to restart cycle. but should work DO NOT add more soap

Mar 18, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Stopped operating in the spin cycle


With a heavy blanket you probably have an out-of-balance condition which doesn't let the machine spin out and drain. This would keep the door lock from opening. Try hitting the Stop button twice. This should cancel the cycle and let the door lock open after a little while. Then either redistribute the load or add some items and run a Spin and Drain cycle.

Mar 05, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore HE3t lights up ,won't start


sounds like a door lock/latch issue, its not recognizing your closing door so its not starting unit

Feb 28, 2008 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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