Kenmore  Laundry Center  Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore Laundry Center or repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for washing machines, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find laundry center replacement parts.

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
Fabric Softener and Lid Locked lights ON Loose washer belt Unplug the laundry center and check the washer drive belt. Replace the belt if it's damaged or broken.
Drive belt
Fabric Softener and Spin lights ON Blocked washer motor Unplug the laundry center and see if you can spin the agitator by hand. If not, remove the motor belt and attempt to spin the motor with the belt removed. If the motor won't spin, replace it. If the motor spins with the belt removed, check the drive components.
Drive motor Drive components
Fabric Softener, Spin and Lid Locked lights ON No water fill Make sure that the water supply faucets behind the washer are fully open. Check the fill hoses for kinks. If the water supply is okay, the problem could be a defective water inlet valve or the water-level pressure switch, or a wire harness failure.
Water inlet valve Water level pressure switch Wire harness
Fabric Softener , Wash, Rinse and Lid Locked lights ON Water overflow Unplug the laundry center. If the washer continues filling, replace the water inlet valve. If the washer stops filling, replace the electronic control board because it’s activating the inlet valve incorrectly. If the washer isn't overfilling, the water-level pressure switch or the electronic control board could be defective because it isn't detecting the actual water level in the washer.
Water inlet valve Water level pressure switch Electronic control board
Fabric Softener and Rinse lights ON Not draining Check the house drain and the washer drain hose for clogs. If the drain path is clear, replace the drain pump if it won't pump water when activated. Replace the electronic control board if it doesn't activate the drain pump.
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Drain pump Washer control board
Fabric Softener, Rinse and Lid Locked lights ON Can't detect water temperature The thermistor detects water temperature for the electronic control board. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the thermistor and the electronic control board. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the thermistor if the wiring is okay. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.
Thermistor Wire harness Electronic control board
Fabric Softener, Rinse and Spin lights ON Motor speed not detected The electronic control board uses a speed sensor mounted on the motor to detect motor speed. Unplug the laundry center and check that the wire harness for the speed sensor is connected. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, the problem could be a defective speed sensor, failed drive motor or defective electronic control board.
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Speed sensor Washer drive motor Electronic control board Wire harness
Fabric Softener, Rinse, Spin and Lid Locked lights ON Lid lock won't work Unplug the laundry center and check the wire harness connections between the electronic control board and the lid lock. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, replace the lid lock assembly. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.
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Lid lock assembly Electronic control board Wire harness
Fabric Softener and Wash lights ON Lid switch not opening The electronic control board doesn't detect the lid switch opening for 3 consecutive cycles and assumes that the lid switch is broken. Replace the lid switch if damaged. If the lid switch is okay, replace the electronic control board.
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Lid switch Electronic control board
Fabric Softener, Wash, Spin and Lid Locked lights ON Electronic control board failure The washer control board is defective. Unplug the laundry center and replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
Fabric Softener, Wash and Rinse lights ON Electronic control board failure The washer control board is defective. Unplug the laundry center and replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board
Fabric Softener, Wash, Rinse, Spin and Lid Locked lights ON Electronic control board failure The washer control board is defective. Unplug the laundry center and replace the electronic control board.
Electronic control board