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He5t tearing clothes

We have a Kenmore Elite HE5T Mod 110 47791700. About 5 years old. It is now starting to rip/tear clothes. We think clothes are getting caught in rubber gasket. Sears came out and couldnt find any problem. Said everything looks good. Wife is upset that clothes keep getting ruined. Is this fixable or buy new machine?

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Are you sure that the clothes are not getting caught on exposed zips.

Why not load some things like towels sheets (without zips/buttons etc) in the washer and see if the issue repeats itself. You should also be able to see if there are any sharp edges or loose sharp items in the drum (mind your fingers)

Posted on Dec 14, 2013

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    Mary Bergamini Oct 06, 2014

    The ripping happens mainly on loads that are all towels or sheets. Occasionally, it happens on other loads.

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SOURCE: My Sears Kenmore, 2 years old washing machine is ripping clothes

If this has a paddle,check it for a sharp edge,also make sure it is not loose, the top cap should be able to be pulled off to see the locking
bolt,and you can check to see if it has loosened.

Feel everywhere on the inside of the washer for a edge that might be catching your cloths. You can also try the gentle cycle and see if it does not rip them.

You did not post the model# ,so I have no clue what style it is.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: f20 message on washer kenmore elite HE5t

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608632-f20_error_code

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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SOURCE: HE5t washing machine flashes F35

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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Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite he5t steam washer gets F35 error code

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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Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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SOURCE: My Kenmore HE5T washer - Why do I keep getting

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.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating and POSITIVE TESTIMONIAL is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

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