Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Please help, I have only had my new washer 9 days and already having an issue with my machine, it will not start after pushing the start button, it will only display a F 01 error code, and after reading the manuel, the trouble shooting section explains a possible fix but, that is not working and I am very upset that I now have to wait three days for a technician to come out to look at the problem and hopefully fix it..... I am very happy with the way it washes the clothes however I am not happy that I am already having problems after 9 days of use! Any info is appreciated!
There is a tech sheet inside your washer that explains all the error codes. You will have to remove the lower panel under the door to access it. Its usually mounted to the inside of the lower panel on along the interior walls of the cabinet. There will be instructions on how to enter diagnostics mode and a full list of error codes, followed by procedures to follow on how to correct. Also when you take the cover off you will see a white drain that is covered. Turn it counter-clockwise and remove it - but be prepared with towels because this is the lint catcher and there will be water in it. Clean it out and use a flash light to look up the hose area - I found a lot of loose change in mine.
PS Don't tell Sears I told you where they keep their "secret" error code list. Don't you find that irritating? The repairman would have come to your home, opened the washer, and read the tech sheet right in front of you - then charged you for it. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
Thanks, I will try this. Our 4 month old washer is stopping with a F24 code problem, still under warranty, but service repair folks are on strike or something I am told.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I had a f-24 code, water temp sensor. I ran the rinse and drain to get my clothes out. I then pulled the power plug out for 2 minutes, and plugged it back in. I restarted the load over again with no problems.
I then followed montycarol's advice to get the tech sheet, and clean out my lint filter. I also checked the same area in my dryer and found it's tech sheet. Both are now with the intrsruction booklet for each.
MANY THANKS to montycarol.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I suggest that you take it back. I just bought an HE2 plus and have been getting F 20 error codes. I had a repair man come and look at it and he said it was something with the control/mother board. I received a new one after they could not fix the problem on the old one and it is still giving the F 20 errors! Kenmore stinks! Take your washer back to the store and get a different brand!
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
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Error Code F01 means that the control is either bad or the wiring harness to the control has some issues. Please check the control board for any bad components as you might need complete replacement of the control. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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