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Kenmore Clothes Washer

VERY FRUSTRATING !!!
Keeps flashing "FL"
Tried to wash small bath rug....flashed "OB" so took rug out
Tried to run the rest of the small load but now washer keeps
displaying "FL" the only way to stop that display is to unplug\
stop/cancel - turn off does not work !!
What is FL and how do I remedy.
Here we go into the holiday weekend !!!!!!
OUCH ! HELP !!!
Penny Hon
pbhon@aol.com

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  • pennyhon Aug 30, 2008

    What does F1 mean and how do I resolve and get my washer going again ???
    Need to know, not just stand by....

  • pennyhon Aug 30, 2008

    Okay, the overfill switch is not kicking in.
    This has been going on for about 6 hours...
    3 hours of which the machine has been un-plugged.....and when I re-plug, it just keeps beeping!!
    Maddening !!
    Is there NO solution ???

  • pennyhon Aug 30, 2008

    Not very -- all you said was to contact a repairman.....I could have done that without
    going to all this trouble with you, and spending
    the $10.00 for nothing !!

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FL is Flood condition

FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

OB is Off Balance
If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an ob for Off Balance

The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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Hi pennyhon, I have had the same problem, there is too much water in the basin. I actually have a repair man coming over in the morning to replace the pump motor. There is a way to make the pump drain without cycling the washer.

To get the machine to drain after receiving the FL code, push SET DELAY TIME, END OF CYCLE SIGNAL, SET DELAY TIME, END OF CYCLE SIGNAL alternately... you should have a "dt" code now, then push the Jeans/color mode and this will activate the spin and drain test. It will drain the water out of the basin and shut off after 40 seconds.

If this does not work, you may have a problem with the pump motor.
I hope this helps..

Thanks

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You are getting this error because there is too much water in the basin.......
To remove FL code try this push set delay time end of cycle signal , set delay time end of cycle signal alternately... you should have a dt code now, then push the Jeans/color mode and this will activate the spin and drain test. It will drain the water out of the basin and shut off after 40 seconds.

If this does not work, you may have a problem with the pump motor

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Fl means fault. you could have a glitch in the circuitry behind the main panel. due to vibration connections in the circuit boards can come loose or the board cracks. it would seem that even though you unplugged it and plugged it back in the restart rset did not solve your problem. your only option is to have it serviced by a appliance technician. i know that's not an easy fix but better sooner to do this than to have your whole brainbox malfunction which would cost more money. please rate this solution and thanks and good luck.

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Flood Condition:FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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HI There I will help you
I am looking for the answer please be stand by.

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    Jayson Brollini Aug 30, 2008

    First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console
    in order to get to the lid switch. I believe your washer has release
    tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife
    straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up.
    You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up.
    Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be
    removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each
    side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should
    pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each
    cap. Once you have the console loosned, carefully lift it up and lay it
    back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be
    careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place.
    Now you will need to perform the following steps:

    1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

    2.
    There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to
    remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down
    into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip.
    Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and
    the clip will release.

    3. Open the lid of the washer and place
    your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash
    tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

    You
    do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to
    gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of
    screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job.

    Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

    1.
    While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the
    machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the
    frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the
    case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated
    properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides
    of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be
    seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

    2.
    Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel
    first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the
    washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the
    clips will snap back in.

    3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.

    I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.

  • Jayson Brollini
    Jayson Brollini Aug 30, 2008

    PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THAT SORRY ABOUT THAT

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    Jayson Brollini Aug 30, 2008

    Make sure there is nothing caught in the door latch small objected
    the door is shutting fine did you also check to see if the agitator is has any thing wrap around it like a sock. also unscrew the top piece of the agitator and clean that off . You should be able to lift a part of it up so you can clear all deb-re out

    ( plz let me know for or if this darn thing works)


  • Jayson Brollini
    Jayson Brollini Aug 30, 2008

    SORRY WE COULD NOT HELP

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