20 Most Recent Kenmore Elite 21086 Questions & Answers

Your water pressure switch could be not working.
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Check your agitator belt also.
You can also call sears and they will let you talk to a technician whom can offer more help.SM63MK

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

Run the hottest & fullest cycle possible - without a load - and add a grease remover - like goo-gone. Fatty tissues build up inside the tub - and can be released on hot cycles if HOT wasn't used very often.

It is recommended to run a HOT load every 2 weeks or so to avoid these buildups and staining of clothes.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jan 26, 2014

Could you please describe the problem you are having a little better?

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Nov 28, 2012

Honestly it could be a few things, and some of them very technical in detail to the point honestly I would call a proffesional in on it. Its possible the timer may have a short in it and its running ahead of its self. Its also possible that the water level switch is starting to go and gives the machine the go ahead to start washing. It could also be the water valve sticking and therefore the machine is operating normally but the valve continues to fill .And the list goers on and on. Unless your real familiar with that specific model thats one I would leave to the pro's.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012

The original manual has a troubleshooting guide that has this for the ob code:
"Off Balance Is the load unbalanced? Redistribute the load. Cloase lid and press START. "

Hope this helps.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 18, 2012

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(no promises but try this!)
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 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.

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.

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John C

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 16, 2011

Long Drain
*Check the water inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 03, 2011

CE stands for "Communications Error".

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

First try to clean the drain pump assembly, check this video on how to clean it:

Hope this helps...please post back with its complete model no. for further assistance.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Sounds like the coupling between the motor and the transmissionis broken or stripped.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

You'll need to remove the hoses to the pump to retrieve your change.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010

The F2 error code on your microwave oven is a membrane failure.
It is recommended that you replace the membrane first & if you still have problems to replace the control board.

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Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010

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