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as for ur pre wash u can just turn off machine for 20 minutes and pre soak items then turn back on. As for ur wet clothes check for loose worn belt if belt driven, or a loose slipping bad clutch and brake assembly. I would also check to make sure water pump is not clogged






Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 11, 2015

You may have 2 issues here the leak from a bad or worn hose somewhere or a bad water pump seal. and the wet clothes as a result of a bad clutch break assembly, a loose worn belt, bad motor coupler etc depending if direct or belt drive






Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

Needs new gaskets or seals.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

check fusebox and power plug fuse

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015

TOO many suds,use less soap

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 23, 2015

You may have a bad water valve,could be over filling. But. Still could be a drain pump. Does the tub ever fill with water when you are not using? Also too much soap and not using HE. Soap. Can cause this

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 05, 2015

you must reduce water on faucet

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015

"F22" is a door latch error code. The following link explains many causes of the error and possible recommendations to correct the problem: For an explanation of all the error codes, each one of these washers comes with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it to troubleshoot this error code.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

Read through the information provided and if you have questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015


F05 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washing Machines

This advice is for Whirlpool Duet and Kenmore Elite model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F05” Error Code.

"F05" is an indication of a water temperature sensor (NTC) error, or Heating Circuit failure. Check the Water Temperature Sensor and check connections to the Water Temperature Sensor. To access, you will have to UNPLUG your washer and remove the lower access panel under the door. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge. HINT: If you place a block of wood under each front foot of the washer, it will make access to the screws much easier. If the panel sticks, a tap on the sides will knock it free. The panel will drop down then come off. The sensor (NTC) is located at the base of the wash tub in the front on the heating element. This will be a small square shaped plug between the heating element terminals. Unplug the wire harness and take a resistance check. Readings will be as follows:

Temperature Meter Reading
32°F (0°C) 35.9 K ohms
86°F (30°C) 9.7 K ohms
104°F (40°C) 6.6 K ohms
122°F (50°C) 4.6 K ohms
140°F (60°C) 3.2 K ohms
158°F (70°C) 2.3 K ohms
203°F (95°C) 1 K ohms

Roughly...around 9K ohms at room temperature if I'm reading the chart correctly. Take readings as listed and also double check the connector to make sure it is not oxidized. Try cleaning the plug and reconnecting to see if the error code goes away. If not, you will probably have to replace the sensor. If the sensor checks good, take a reading across the heating element terminals. It should indicate about 15 ohms.

Lastly, remove the washer top panel by removing the three screws holding the panel in place in the rear. Once the screws are removed, slide the panel back then off. Locate the Central Control Unit (CCU) directly behind the wash tub. Take a resistance check at the Heating Element Solenoid by removing connector 9 from the CCU (this is the second connector from the RIGHT as facing from the front). A reading across test points 1 & 2 should also read 15 ohms.

I hope this information if found to be helpful. If you have questions, or need assistance locating parts, please click on the following link and use the “ASK ME” feature for a quicker response.

on Apr 15, 2015 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load...

You don't. The motor magnetic fields are set up for 60hz.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

Buy it in the US or Canada online and pay for shipping

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

Your water pressure switch could be not working.
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Check your agitator belt also.
You can also call sears and they will let you talk to a technician whom can offer more help.SM63MK

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015

To me it sounds like you have something stuck in your pump. I would check that first. I had the high pitched sound during the spin cycle on my machine and it turned out to be the drum bearings. That part used to be covered by a 10 year warranty but not anymore. My machine was less than ten years old and it cost me around 300.00 to fix it. I have paid for my machine 3 times over in repairs. My next washer will NOT be HE and probably an old school Speed Queen

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

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