Question about Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer
Posted by Anonymous on
Opinion: Just to voice an opinion and add my experiences with the Sud/F35 error. I see entirely too many F35 error posts on the internet and people struggling to get their machines back in operation. If the manufacturers are going to have a diagnostic it should pinpoint the cause of the error, not just get you in the ballpark.
My Experience: With the Sud/F35 error, the diagnostic would not sequence beyond the C00. Replacing the pressure switch did not fix. Although the drain pump/filter was clean I replaced it anyway, in case it was not evacuating the tub sufficiently, to no avail. Since the check of the Steamer said it was functioning O.K. the only possible part left that would give the error symptoms was the Central Control Unit. As a last resort I replaced it and the error code went away and the machine functions properly. The point I am trying to make here is that the F35 error code often is due to the pressure switch but if the diagnostic will not sequence it likely (based on a sample of one) is due to the very expensive Central Control Board.
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
Could be that the new part didn't click into place properly.
Posted on Jul 03, 2014
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.
The "SUDS" error can be caused by too much detergent, improper detergent, drain pump/drain line problem, or pressure switch malfunction.
1. If you are not using HE detergent, you need to be. These washers are designed to use HE detergent which is formulated for wash tubs that use 5 to 7 gallons of water. If you use regular detergent, you are, in affect, placing a higher concentration of detergent in the washer that is normally formulated for wash tubs that have a 35 gallon capacity. The manufacturer should have a disclaimer in the owner's manual explaining this. In most cases this will also void your warranty. NOTE: Prolonged use of the wrong detergent can damage the drain pump components and or wash tub seals.
If you are using the correct detergent, double check the label to make sure it is not double (2X) or triple (3X) concentrated. You could still be placing too much soap in your wash.
To get rid of excessive detergent, place the washer on a RINSE & SPIN cycle, then run it through a normal wash cycle with NO detergent added. You may have to repeat these steps depending on the amount of detergent used.
2. If you do not have a detergent issue, double check the drain pump and drain lines to ensure they are not obstructed in any way. Click on the following link for step-by-step instructions:
Obstructions in the drain pump and/or drain lines can attribute to air getting trapped in the drain pump and cause the error code. Double check all electrical connections to the drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU). You will need to remove the top panel of the washer to access the CCU. This is accomplished by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top panel in place. With the screws removed, slide the panel back, then off. The CCU is located directly behind the wash tub in the center of the washer. The Drain Pump connector will be the 6th connector (facing from the front L to R) in the center of the CCU.
3. Check the Pressure Switch to ensure it is good. The Pressure Switch is located to the right of the CCU as you are looking from the front. It is a small cylindrical shaped device with a connector plug and an air hose attached. The switch can be checked at several water levels by removing the plug and taking resistance readings at the connector pins. Readings are as follows:
(Pins are numbered R to L facing the from the REAR)
Pins 1 to 2 (SUDS Detect) – 0 ohms
Pins 3 to 4 (Overflow) – 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 5 (L1) – 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 6 (Empty) – 0 ohms
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Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Jun 18, 2012 | Kenmore HE5t Steam 4.0 cu. ft. Front-Load...
code F 35 indicates ANALOG PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE. There is any malfunction of the
component detected by the Steamer Electronic Board. Please check whether the
pressure hose is fixed firmly, and the air trap is not blocked. Make sure the
hose is not plugged. If this doesn't resolve the issue then it is a problem
with the water level pressure switch operation. There could be a blockage in
the air dome or pressure switch hose. The air dome is located on the back of
the tub on the left hand side. If the pressure switch hose and the air dome is
clear of any blockages, then there is an issue with the water level pressure
switch, you would need to replace it. Hope
this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Aug 06, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer
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F35 error means that there is some sort of issue with the steamer electronic board and analog pressure sensor has gone bad. Check that the hose is firmly attached with the washer and is not blocked. You can also check the water level pressure switch operation. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
Jun 15, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer
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F35 error code means that there is some sort of issue with the steamer electronic board and analog pressure sensor has gone bad. Check that the hose is firmly attached with the washer and is not blocked. You can also check the water level pressure switch operation. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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