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Kenmore elite catalyst washer model 110.20092993, made by whirlpool. while running diagnostic tests for the recirculation pressure switch, the tub fills with a t2 code but once it's full and the water valves close it displays a code 5p and stops the test. Also, while running the tests I accidently hit the express wash or whitest whites button and the machine went thru a strange series of cycles and stopped with a 4c code. My latest attempt to run the recirc test, the machine starts to immeadiately spins at high speed and water recircs, but pushing the regular button doesn't change anything untill 2 or 3 pushes and then it stops and ends the test mode. Could I have a bad controller board or is it in the pressure recirc circuit?

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SOURCE: not recirculating

"0d" refers to an "open door" problem. Need to chceck the lid switch to insure it is functioning properly.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Hi Alan.. usually if there is a problem where the diverter valve is not sensed by the machine control, it will throw a fault code and beep and not complete the cycle. There should be a tech sheet under the control panel. Did you make sure you properly re-connected the two orange wires on your new diverter valve?
I certainly have encountered several over the years where the control stops puting voltage to the diverter in recirculate mode.

If you want to be able to use all the cycles on the machine, then you need a new control board. That is part #420094USP and can be purchased from Fisher Paykel Parts direct;
http://fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?categoryid=111&productid=26

If you need to do laundry in the meantime, use the PERMA PRESS wash cycle, it should work for you, as that cycle does not use the diverter valve.

Also inspect your water pump and make sure it isnot wet or leaky, as this can cause the machine control to either short out altogether or lose functionality on some cycls such as you are experiencing.

I hope this info is helpful to you.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag washer LAT8035AAE, won't agitate

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Some makes and models of washers rotate without doing anything if there is a problem with drainage.
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Jul 07, 2011

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<span>Hi.<br /><br />This tip applies to Whirlpool built washer, including Kenmore and other brands.<br /><br />F4 means that the problem is caused by a defective pressure switch. The problem is often coming with troubles in the spin part of the cycle.<br /><br />The following is an extract from the washer service manual:<br /><br />"F4" flashes and the cycle signal beeps when the recirculate pressure<br />switch is not working properly during the Catalyst, W ash or Soak cycle.<br />If "F4" is flashing, check the following:<br />- Plugged recirculate hose (black hose).<br />- Plugged or disconnected air tube (clear tube).<br />- Wires to the recirculate pressure switch disconnected or not<br />connected correctly.<br />- Failed recirculate pressure switch. Switch (black wire, tan wire)<br />contacts should be open with pressure applied and closed with<br />no pressure.<br /><br /><br />Try disconnecting power by tripping the circuit breaker or disconnecting power cord for five minutes. If that does not clear the error check the thin clear rubber hose connected to the pressure switch and extending into the tub. Try blowing into pressure hose and clean it. If that does not fix the problem replace the pressure switch.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action">To locate parts and diagrams, please enter the full model number, as witten in service tag, in this website.</a><br /><br />Regards.<br /><br />Ginko.</span>

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"F20" is a No Water Detect error. It is an indication that you either have no water coming into the washer, or very little water at all. If the pressure switch has not tripped after 6 minutes, the error code is displayed. This can be a potential problem with the following:


If you have NO water in the wash tub, check the following:

- Inlet water valve may be clogged. Clean inlet screens if necessary.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet

To access the Pressure Switch – remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear. It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a plastic air hose attached. Verify the electrical connections are intact, and the air hose is attached and not cracked or leaking.


To access the Central Control Unit (CCU) – with the top panel of the washer removed, the CCU is located directly behind, and just above the rear of the wash tub. There should be a tech sheet directly behind the lower panel or attached to one of the interior cabinet walls. Please refer to this sheet to learn how to perform diagnostics and to verify the wire connections at the CCU. In addition, the tech sheet will also assist in how to locate the components mentioned, and the specific measurements required determining if the components are good or bad.

I hope this helpful. Please refer to my profile and use the “Ask Me” feature if you require additional assistance.

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No spin and F4 usually means that the problem is caused by a defective pressure switch.

The following is an extract from the washer service manual:

"F4" flashes and the cycle signal beeps when the recirculate pressure
switch is not working properly during the Catalyst, W ash or Soak cycle.
If "F4" is flashing, check the following:
- Plugged recirculate hose (black hose).
- Plugged or disconnected air tube (clear tube).
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connected correctly.
- Failed recirculate pressure switch. Switch (black wire, tan wire)
contacts should be open with pressure applied and closed with
no pressure.


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To locate parts and diagrams, please enter the full model number, as witten in service tag, in this website.

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