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Troubleshooting - Kenmore HE5T STEAM 4771 Use & Care Manual

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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 won't start
"F20" (Water Inlet Problem--no
water or insufficient
water supply)
Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or
disconnect
power.
Check the following:
Are both hot and cold 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.
"F21" (Drain Problem)
Select STOP 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?
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press
START. If the problem remains, call for service.
"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 to inform you that Suds Routine was activated.
Use only HE (High Efficiency) detergents.
"F22" (Front door lock)
Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle.
Is the washer door firmly shut?
The door must be completely closed for the washer to
operate. The door may look closed, but may not be latched.
Open the door and close firmly.
Were you washing a large load?
Before you close the washer door, check for laundry items
sticking out beyond the door opening. Leave enough space
in the washer to allow the clothes to tumble freely. An
overloaded
basket may keep the door from shutting
completely.
Reduce your load size if needed.
Press POWER, re-select cycle and press START.
"F" Codes other than F20, F21, and F22
Select STOP 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.
Electrical
Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow
these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical
shock.
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 1 second?
Was the door open after completion of last cycle?
Washer won't fill, wash, or rinse
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?
Turn off the water and remove inlet hoses from the washer.
Remove any accumulated
film or particles. Reinstall hoses,
turn water on, and check for leaks.
Washer stops
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 household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
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