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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 110.4508 Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested
here to possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Washer displaying
code message
and tone sounds
Washer stops
"FH" (Water Inlet Problem--no
water or insufficient water
supply)
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug
washer or disconnect
power.
Check the following:
Are water faucets completely turned on?
Are screens at inlet hose connection to washer clogged?
Are water inlet hoses kinked?
Are water inlet hoses frozen?
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press
START. If the problem remains, call for service.
"F02" (Drain Problem)
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug
washer or disconnect
power.
Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked?
Is the drain hose frozen?
Is the drain hose clogged?
Is the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor?
"SUD" (Suds Routine)
When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine
automatically
starts. This routine removes extra suds and
assures proper rinsing of your garments. "SUD" is displayed
during rinsing and at the end of the cycle to inform you that
Suds Routine was activated. To avoid excessive sudsing, use
only HE detergents.
"F" Variables [F4 to F16] (Electrical Problem)
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Select
DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call
for service.
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is there power at the plug?
Check electrical source or call electrician.
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
If problem continues, call electrician.
Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
Washer won't drain or spin
Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor?
Is your voltage low?
Check electrical source or call electrician. Do not use an
extension cord.
Is the "SUD" routine active?
Cycle will complete once extra suds are removed.
Is the load balanced?
A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. Add more items
or redistribute the load.
Washer
makes noise or vibrates
Is the washer level?
The washer must be level. The four feet should be properly
installed, and the nuts should be tightened against the
washer cabinet.
As water is drained from the washer, you may hear air being
pulled through the pump. This happens during the end of
draining. It is normal.
Are you washing items with metal snaps, buckles or zippers?
You may hear metal items touching the washer drum. This is
normal.
Washer won't start
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the washer door firmly shut?
Has a cycle been selected, but START has not been selected
and held for one second?
Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid floor?
Refer to the "Installation
Instructions" for flooring
requirements. Noise and vibration may be reduced by placing
a piece of 3A" (19.1 ram) plywood underneath your washer.
The plywood may extend underneath both washer and dryer
to keep them at equal heights.
Water near washer
Was the door open after completion
of last cycle?
Check household plumbing for leaks.
Washer won t fill, wash or rinse
Dispensers
clogged or leaking
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is there power at the plug? Check electrical source or call
electrician.
Are the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are the laundry products in the correct
dispenser
compartment?
Add the correct amounts of detergent, fabric softener or
liquid chlorine bleach to the correct compartments.
Add
powdered or liquid color-safe bleach to the Main Wash
compartment.
Be sure to match powdered color-safe bleach
with powdered detergent or match liquid color-safe bleach
with liquid detergent.
Is the detergent separator in the correct position?
Separator should be in the front position when using liquid
detergent and in the back position when using powdered
detergent.
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