Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Appearently these HE4t's have a history now of bad electronics controlling the machines funtions. Bad enough to prompt a possible class action suite against sears. Any real experence operational sequence techs want to respond to this. The electronic boards are Italian made for whirlpool.
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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• Verify Drain pump operation
• Pressure Switch Hose is in good condition and properly connected to Tub and
•Verify there is not a siphon problem
•Verify wire harness connections to; Inlet Valves, Pressure Switch, Drain Pump,
Flow Meter, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
•Check all hoses for possible leaks
•Verify pressure switch operation
•Verify flow meter operation
•Verify CCU operation
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