20 Most Recent Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer Questions & Answers


HE3T washer screw at base front side

This is known as a Torx fastener.
They come in many sizes like allen screws.

There are even security fasteners with a pin in the centre.

Most mechanics centres and online tool suppliers stock them.
Snall sizes can also be supplied as hexagon bits for replacable-tip screwdrivers. Larger sizes available in 1/4" & 3/8" socket drive.

Look for the word Torx.

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10/13/2023 5:08:03 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Oct 13, 2023

Kenmore elite washer he5t f15 error code

Give this a try to see if it'll reset...disconect power to it for 30 seconds while no power press power button for 10 seconds then press the start/pause button for 10 seconds. Plug in or turn breaker back on and see if it reset. Best to You
3/25/2023 6:16:31 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Mar 25, 2023

Kenmore washer top load door lock 4-wire switch by pass

Okay, you know... but it is just as easy to replace the switch whilst you are in there. Videos, proceed at your own risk. https://www.google.com/search?q=Kenmore+washer+top+load+door+lock+4-wire+switch+by+pass ..
12/19/2022 2:09:43 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Dec 19, 2022

HE4t Elite F02 error code

its the error code for a long drain time most likely you need to check the filter in your pump for obstructions First if you have a wet vac pull the drain hose out of the drain spout and use the vac to pull the water out of the washer through the drain hose.If not you will need a pair of radiator hose clamps from the auto parts store. Pull the screws from the lower panel at the front of the washer and remove it.in side you will see a rubber hose coming down from the tub to the drain pump. Put the radiator hose clamp there if you didn't have a shop vac.On the front of the pump is a round part with a handle turn that and remove the pump filter .Clean any foreign objects out of the pump and look inside the pump to make sure no impeller blades are broken if any are you will have to replace the pump. put the filter back in and tighten it. If you had to use the hose clamp remove it now.reassemble and don't forget to give the tech his four boxes if this fixes it
11/7/2022 7:53:23 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Nov 07, 2022

My Kenmore Elite he5t steam washer is about 2yrs

F35 is a water level error.
The water level switch (pressure switch) has malfunctioned.

If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

With the tub empty, remove the vinyl hose from the switch and blow backwards through the hose to clear any restrictions.

If the fault codes return after doing this, you will likely need to replace the pressure switch.

Also - please be sure to use He soap.

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10/9/2022 8:22:46 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Oct 09, 2022

I have a kenmore elite he4t that stiops washing

"F02" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be generated as a secondary error. This is an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
2. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
3. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.

To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump

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1/23/2022 4:58:02 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Jan 23, 2022


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12/9/2021 3:30:27 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Dec 09, 2021

Lost my diamond wedding ring in washer. Where

it could get caught in the water pump or between the water pump and hose outlet, it could be caught between the agitator and the washing machine tub or it could be in the **** Trap in the wall, since it's heavier than water it would be the most likely place. and if not there then the over fill tub on the sides.
11/16/2021 4:12:06 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Nov 16, 2021

Replacing a Rear Tub Bearing

Rear Tub Bearing Replacement
(Part 1 of 3)

This advice is for replacing the rear wash tub shell of most Kenmore Elite HE model FRONT LOADERS, along with Whirlpool Duet, and some Frigidaire FRONT LOADER models. This is a repair that would be rated as difficult due to the extensive disassembly and reassembly of components.

The requirement to replace the rear wash tub shell is usually attributed to the rear tub bearing failure in which the bearings are molded into the tub and cannot be replaced otherwise. In some situations the replacement of the inner spinner basket (stainless steel tub) may also be required due to the corrosion and breakage of the spider arms in the back of the basket that support the basket.

SYMPTOMS: Washer exhibits excessively loud “rumbling” type noise during the spin cycle, excessively vibrates, or won’t spin at all.

DETERMINING IF THE BEARING AND SPIN BASKET ARE BAD: With the washer door open, place your hand inside the basket and push straight up. If there is excessive play in the tub (wobbles up and down) the bearing is probably bad. If the spinner basket scrapes against the outer tub shell when you give it a spin, you will have to replace the inner spin basket as well. Unfortunately, you cannot see the condition of spinner basket supports until it is removed from the outer tub shells. In some cases, a brownish colored stain my show up on clothing as the bearing seal has been breached and leaks into the spinner basket.

Before starting this repair, make sure you read through all instructions thoroughly and place the washer is in an area that gives you plenty of space to work.


Kenmore elite he5 - error code F30

F 30 code can be reset by un plugging power cord for 5 minutes also pull out the detergent dispenser and reach all the way in to the back there is a small plastic flapper valve move it from side to side with your finger this will rest code f30 and save a tech visit..
4/18/2021 9:19:35 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Apr 18, 2021

In IFB front washingmechain AC h1 error is coming what to do

that error occurring due to high voltage in your residing area. We believe IFB Washing Machine protects your machine by tripping. We have GA 400 Voltage Stabilizer to buck or Lower your upcoming Voltage from GEB. It has Capacity of 12 amp and 15 to 20 Voltage up /down capacity. We are sure this GA 400 model will solve your problem. You can Call on : 9722658052 or 9427347880 Thank You
12/10/2020 6:50:19 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Dec 10, 2020

Kenmore Front Load Washer Drive Belt Keeps rubbing up against Tub

Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.

Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.

Replace/repair as necessary.

IF THIS IS A BRAND NEW INSTALLATION - be sure you hav removed the basket shipping pins (4) that secure the tub during shipping.

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11/19/2020 4:07:21 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Nov 19, 2020

Washer is not completing the spin/drain cycle.

does it drain out all the water? after it stops or is there still water sitting in the tub?
9/28/2019 9:31:40 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Sep 28, 2019

Something rattling under the drum

Strangely enough, I found the problem to be in the motor. If the noise becomes pronounced during the high speed spin cycle, then that is the problem. I had a repairman out for mine and they wanted to replace the drum, however when I took off the back and removed the belt, I could turn the drum separate from the motor and could hear that the problem was in the motor bearing, not the drum. Hope this helps.
5/3/2019 4:43:43 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on May 03, 2019

Kenmore he3t front load washer time flashing stuck

Take the front panel off your washer. Inside the washer attached to the side you should find a manual that will help you with the error codes.
7/9/2018 11:41:40 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Jul 09, 2018

Kenmore front loader washer model 11042822201 won't drain and spin

As I have not received a response, I'm assuming these hints have taken care of your problem. If you have any more troubles, feel free to drop me a note back.
5/5/2018 7:00:42 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on May 05, 2018

I have a Kenmore Elite Quiet Pak 2 He 3 and it is very loud when spinning. It sounds like the drum might be out of place. I went to spin the drum with my hand and it's ok until a certain point and i

Okay the bad news is most likely the bearings in the back of the front load drum are damaged and there may even be some cracking in the back this is causing it not to spin properly it will not be able to work for much longer and if you would need a major repair to fix many cases it is not worth fixing front loader because the average repair cost is around $400 you might want to get it looked at by an appliance professional but most expensive see the links below for more information Replacing the bearings on Kenmore HE3t front load washer Part 1 By How to...
3/5/2018 1:23:09 AM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Mar 05, 2018

Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer door won't lock

If your washing machine is still under the manufacturers warranty I don't believe Sears should be charging you anything for the call. But, if you wish to steer clear of that mess and repair the washer yourself, I can give you some advice. The problem is your door latch assembly. The "Fdl" displayed is a failed door latch error code. If it is occurring intermittently right now, you are simply going to buy some time before it eventually goes bad. When it does, the washer will not run. The part number is 1094190 and costs about $50. Just to be sure, post back with comments as to your model number (located along the door frame opening) and I will research to ensure the part number is correct. The latch assemblies have not changed over recent years and are interchangeable between model numbers. If you still wish to repair yourself, I can also give you step-by-step instructions. It is not a difficult repair, but it is a little tedious. Let me know. I hope this helps you.
2/25/2018 10:28:23 PM • Kenmore Elite... • Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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