My Kenmore Catalyst's control panel is flashing "PF"
Some time during a wash cycle the machine stopped. I found it still filled with water and it seemed to be without power. I unplugged it and then plugged it in again, and now it just flashes PF. None of the control buttons do anything.
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ince the washer is stopping during the fill, wash and rinse cycles, it is possible that you have a failed timer. A loose wiring connection could also cause this problem. Before replacing the timer, I recommend that you unplug the washer and check the wiring connections on the timer for a loose wire. Check the wiring connections on the water level pressure switch as well.
Hello, fill the washing machine with water and when the water is about 1/2 full of water,unplug the washers power cord from the wall outlet.if the water keeps flowing into the washing machine with the power cord pulled the "fill valve"(where the hot and cold hoses are attached to the washer) has mechanically stuck open and will have to be replaced. if the water shuts off when you remove it's power cord from the wall outlet,try plugging the washer in and out a couple more times and if the water stops each time the fill valve indicates as being good.
Please be carful as running the agitator without enough water will overheat and kick out the motor, however it should be ok when it resets itself.
Yes, the machine should stop agitating when you lift the lid so this too is part of the problem.
After looking at the print I can only suggest that the cam contacts in the timer ( contacts 12 and 14) that start the motor are burned and stuck together.
since the water stops running in and goes to the agitation mode when you blow on the tube, it is more than likely the pressure switch - one thing to check though, put it in the fill cycle [with water running in] and unplug the power cord. the water should stop running in. if it doesn't, the fill valve is sticking open and should be replaced
while the unit is filling in the warm cycle. reach behind and shut off the hot water tap.I bet the water flow stops filling, if so, you would need to change the inlet valve on the machine. You see, in warm, if the cold is not filling, you still hear the hot filling and the unit will advance. The rinse cycles are mostly "cold" only. if the valve is not opening it will not allow it to advance from the rinse section on the board.
Hi, the water valve is defective, to make sur unplug the washer 117 electrical corde from the wall and look if it still fill up, if yes then u can be sure that the inlet valve is defective, juste replace the valve and ur home free.. wish u well, Alain
ck for stuck open fill valve ..with power unplugged does it keep filling if so valve if overfills only during fill cycle ck waterlvel control and associated hose to side of tub look for kinked or otherwise pluged line also possible pin hole in line