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Kenmore elite HE3t code problem

At random parts of any cycle (but mosly spin). the wassher will stop and flash " H F" code and i havent found a meaning to that code yet.

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  • goose2000 Aug 28, 2008

    my kenmore elite he3 keeps flashing: H - F, during various cycles. What does that mean?



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Check your water supply make sure that you have both hot and cold water on at all times. Pull the hoses off and see if the screens on the water valve in the back is clogged.

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