20 Most Recent Kenmore Elite 21082 Questions & Answers


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


This means that your Washer has somehow Over Filled with water and will "FL"ood if it does not drain the excess water:

It should also be beeping every 10 seconds and the pump should start to empty some water to rectify the issue.
Restart the machine machine as required or push the overfill reset switch.
To avoid flooding, you might need to temporarily shut the water supply if water continues to flow in the machine while the "FL" code is displayed.
Hope it helps let me know how you go.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question%$@

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010


It appears your main controller has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


If you suspect you have a defective timer it can easily be replaced by performing the following steps:


1. Unplug washing machine... and pull out the timer knob. Some knobs have a removeable center cap and hidden screw. Some are simply slip-fit. Remove the knob.

2. Remove console. This can be accomplished in one of two ways depending on which type of console you have.

a. If the console has removable end caps, the caps lift off by prying on the top from the back of the washer.
The cap will pull off towards you as you are facing the unit from the front of the washer.
There will be a screw under each end cap that you will need to remove.


b. If the console does not have removable end caps, you will need to slide a putty knife under the front corner of each side and push in while lifting up.
There is a retaining clip under each side that has to be released.


3. Once the console has been released it will lift up and fold back over the back of the washer in its resting position. Use care not to stress the small plastic hinges that hold it on. They can break easily.

4. Disconnect all power plugs and remove the timer's mounting screws.

5. Reinstall reverse of removal.


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

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010


As silly as this seems, did you make sure the door is completely closed. This is a common problem when drying tennis shoes. One time when I was living in an apt. complex, I went to check on my laundry, and my shoes were lying on the floor (with a couple of other fabrics). I then stood by and watched the remainder of the cycle, and next thing you know - the door opens up and throws out my shoes. Never would've believed it unless I seen it with my own eyes. I would turn everything off, and then go through your regular routine. If this doesn't work, feel free to contact me - and we can go to Plan B...:) Good Luck to you, Jim

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 14, 2010


front loader check the shocks under toe pane. top loader theres a balance spring that can come loose

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

See the following:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136


Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Feb 01, 2010


If this happens only on small load cycle , then it can be a faulty timer board.

however check also the water level switch, when there is overfilling this part is always the first suspect.


Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 21, 2009


yes you are very correct.the tub needs to be removed to replace the motor. you can get new motor at  www.repairclinic.com

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 06, 2009


I continued to push the set delay and end of cycle buttons, twice. Then I pushed the jeans cycle button and let it run its course. After doing that twice, it drained the drum and I tried to start a new cycle for washing, which worked. Yea!

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 21, 2008


It sounds like maybe the freezer fan is coming back on ??? Do you hear it in freezer?? I would recommend having it looked at ----this definately doesnt sound normal.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 30, 2008


very possible that you do indeed have a pump issue, try clearing the lint out if it, there is a mew pump/motor assy, its one piece, redesigned with a larger impeller and less room for lint to get **** in, if your pump clips into place onto the motor assy you have the older model. you can still pop off the hoses, and check for lint build up..... the reason it faults as an off bal is that it tries to spin with too much water in drum and throes itself off bal, def a related problem

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Mar 19, 2008


It certainly does sound like the main control, this is the most common part (electronically speaking) also there is the display board(s) directly behind the control panel. This PC relays user inputs to CCU (located on top of washer ---middle rear). I havent replaced a faulty display board yet out of the 50+ ive serviced. Doesnt mean its not bad. If you have any questions feel free....

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Mar 18, 2008


This is usually a symptom of a bad motor control board which located under the console. I had the same problem. You can open the console by removing the three screws in the back and lifting from the rear first. The console will pop off. In addition, if you look along washer top front edge in the seam there is a retaining clip about 2 inches in from each side. Using a putty knife, push in on each clip while lifting and the top should pop up. There will be a tech sheet affixed to the front wall of the washer between the wash tub and case. This tech sheet will give you all the guidance necessary on how to perform tests to prove whether or not the motor controller is at fault, or if the pump is at fault. I believe you may have a motor controller problem, though. Another possibility is getting something caught in the drain pump reservoir. This could binding the pump. Let me know if any of this is helpful to you.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 30, 2007


I'll guess the plastic sleeve needs to be connected to something nearby..

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 24, 2007


It's quite a long process to remove the wash tub! Read all of this before starting - including the part about new parts #1-unplug the machine \ turn off water! #2-the top of the cabinet must be lifted from the front (slip a putty knife into the front groove to release the right & left clips - about 6" from corners) #3-carefully lift top up from front until it is vertical (support it so it won't fall) #4-undo clips and hoses that hold tub top ring in place and carefully remove it #5-plastic top (cap) of agitator in bottom center of tub must be removed (short screw driver should unclip it at four small holes) #6-remove 6 bolts from around inside of area that was under cap and remove plastic washtub bottom as well as center plastic dome #7-now center keeper nut must be removed from universal joint for agitator - now the whole steel tub should be able to be lifted off of the splines (pay attention to the relationship of the splines so you can put it back just as it was!! Now you should be able to clear everything from the area that was below the tub! Also check the outlet for any other clothing items!! when this all goes back together, its recommended that all new rubber washers and seals be used to make sure that the universal joint assembly stays dry!! GOOD LUCK

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 27, 2007


i had this problem once...either its the timer u turn manualy or the bottom of the big round thing that spins it is not spinning..the spin cycle is a whirlpool effect that pushes the the water up a tube and out....also lay the draintube on the ground...if water comes out slow ...something is weak.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 27, 2007

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

27 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5692 Answers

Harvey Mahal

Level 2 Expert

39 Answers

Kristen Denison
Kristen Denison

Level 1 Expert

13 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Elite Kenmore

  • Elite Kenmore

Most Popular Question

fridge stops working when power goes

  • Washing Machines
Loading...