Question about Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer
I have a kenmore he2 and the lights are flashing. I have had this machine for 14 months. called Sears and it is going to cost me 400 dollars. Any suggestion about to fix this machine. Any guidance or directions will be much appreciated.
I had the same problem with it stopping mid cycle and lights flashing. Turns out all i needed to do was clean out the very clogged drain pump filter. it is located just behind the front kick panel. it unscrews and pulls right out. there was a nasty accumulation there. ran great afterwards.
Posted on May 11, 2009
1/ Decoding the error codes on HE2 - There was a trouble shooting guide in a baggie on the inside of the kick panel. It explained how to decode the status lights. For my system I had 'add garment', 'rinse', and 'clothes clean' lit (along with the flashing cycle lights). That translates as F21=long drain, the guidance as to clean the pump, and if that did not resolve the issue, replace the pump (for about $60+ shipping)
2/ Actual issue was the pressure switch, located in teh upper right corner - easy access with the top off (AND POWER DISCONNECTED). I disconnected the rubber sense tube from the switch and blew through the tube to make sure it was clear. I then removed the switch and applied some gentle mouth to mouth, hearing the micro switches click. Reassembled, and unit now runs, right as rain.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
We had the most horrific odor from the laundry room then one day while we were standing there the washer started dumping water from the door. Turned out to be the filter was clogged. A back to back load caused the water to not drain passed the plugged filter.
The airplane/freight train noise or jumping around washer on spin cycle is bad bearings.
With the machine empty and the door open, reach in and push one hand at the 12 o'clock and the other at the 6 o'clock. When you push up then you will feel the play in the bearings. The slop will be very small but it doesn't take much for these to go bad. There is a lot of weight on them when you consider how fast they spin and the weight of that load.
If that doesn't work for ya then you can run a rinse cycle and shine a flash light into the back of the drum. The center should not move at all. It should spin with very little movement. Bad bearings will move that center all around.
So you have bad bearings?
If you have mechanical talent then they can be replaced cheaply. I've done it on several different brands and models. Send me an email and I'll explain.
Have a nice day.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
If you purchased this unit and do not have the Sears Master Protection Plan, please beware. You will only get 3 good years out of this unit, that is why it is discontinued. Mine worked fine for 2.5 years until I experienced the same problem with lights flashing, stopping mid-cycle, and not draining the water. Sears came in and installed a pump, a master control board, a pressure switch a door switch during the same visit, and finally determined that the pump blew out again in less than 2 months after being replaced. We were without a machine for over 2 months as a result. Sears finally agreed to finally replace it after 7 visits, and after a 4th part was replaced. Most of their techs struggled to diagnose the problem. It ended up being the pump again. Either way I'm happy now, we got a replacement LG front loaded with lots of bells and whistles. Please do yourself a favor and fight for a replacement.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
I have been having the same issue after looking into it you need to remove the front access cover and clear the pump filter. When it gets clogged the motor starts to over heat and this error cycle is to prevent the motor from overheating. Clean the filter let the machine cool and retry!! Good luck
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
HandyDan In order to help you better I need more information. What is the complete model number of you washer? What exactly it's doing? Did it show any error codes? Please, provide all possible information. Gendos
Posted on Jul 01, 2007
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