Model #11045091404 Kenmore Elite residential washers

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Question and Answers

Q:

Why does my Kenmore washer model 11045091404 flash the FH fault code?

A:

Since you have already checked for a proper water supply and verified that the water inlet screens are clear, I recommend checking for a siphoning problem. This could also cause the FH fault code. Check your drain hose for proper installation. Make sure that it is not stuck way down the stand pipe behind the washer. Also, make sure that the top of the stand pipe is not taped shut. Preventing proper air flow through the top of the stand pipe can cause siphoning of the fill water.

Check your inlet water hoses. If you have a FloodSafe Shutoff Device installed on the inlet water hoses as shown in the second image below, this could be causing your problem. The FloodSafe device could be shutting off the water supply before the washer is properly filled. This type of device is not recommended for your washer.

If you find no problems with the issues noted above, then you could have a problem with the water level pressure switch or the flow meter. The technical information on the FH fault code is shown in the first image below. I recommend conducting a test fill with the washer empty. If it shuts the water valves off and displays the FH fault code after 30 seconds, then the control is not detecting water entering the machine. This can be caused by a defective flow meter. This flow meter is illustrated in the third image below. To access the flow meter, you will need to pull the top panel off of the washer. Screws on the very back of the top panel secure it to the washer cabinet. Unplug the washer and remove these screws. Pull the panel back and then up and off of the washer. Check the wire harness connection between the flow meter and the main control board of the washer. If the connections are okay, shut off the water supply and to the washer and remove the flow meter. The normal method of checking it involves blowing air through it to see if the turbine inside turns. If you suspect that it is defective, then it will need to be replaced.

If the washer fills up and then shuts off, then I recommend checking the water level pressure switch. You can access the water level pressure switch by unplugging the washer and removing the top panel as described above. The pressure switch is shown in the third image below. Sometimes, you can free up a stuck contact on the pressure switch by tapping on it with the handle of a screwdriver. Also, check the air hose connection between the pressure switch and the bottom of the tub. A kink or leak in this hose could prevent the pressure switch from properly detecting water level in the tub. The testing information for the pressure switch is shown in the third image as well. If the pressure switch is bad, it will need to be replaced.

If you need more help with this washer problem, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2008
Q:

Why is my Kenmore HE4t washer model 11045091404 stopping intermittently and displaying the code F06?

A:

The F06 indicates a motor tachometer error. This can be caused by a wire harness connection problem or a failed wire harness. It can also be caused by a failed drive motor, a bad motor control board, a failure in the machine control board, incomplete draining or even overloading the washer. An intermittent problem could be difficult to diagnose. If the washer was not showing the fault code during the time that the technician was at your home, then it would be impossible to determine the cause of the problem.

When the fault code appears, check to see if there is still water in the tub when the washer is in the spin cycle. If there is then you could get the F06 code because the motor will not be able to get up to speed. If the washer is not fully drained, I recommend canceling the cycle and starting a drain/spin routine to see if you can drain the washer properly. If the washer is not draining properly, you may have a problem in the drain system. Check the drain hose for kinks or clogs. Make sure that you do not have the drain hose stuck way down the stand pipe behind the washer. This could cause the drain water to siphon back into the washer. You can check the large item filter in the pump for a clog using the procedure in this link of a previous answer: What would make my Kenmore HE 4T washer bring up an F02 error code?

Overloading the washer can cause the F06 code. If you have a large load in the washer when you get this code, try removing some of the items and see if the washer will continue normally.

These tips may help resolve this problem. If not, then it is likely that you have a component problem mentioned above (failed drive motor, a bad motor control board, a failure in the machine control board, loose wire harness or failed wire harness) causing this intermittent problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 20, 2009
Q:

Washer Kenmore model 11045091404 found water inside the drum.

A:

That link for a previous answer that Aashe posted in the above response provides some tactics that can help you determine the cause of this failure. The inlet water valve assembly often needs to be replaced to fix this problem. If you verify that the water valve assembly needs to be replaced, you can order that part from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for that component is 8182862. Here is a direct link for that part: Inlet Water Valve .

The image below shows the basic procedure for accessing and replacing that water valve assembly in this type of washer. Be sure that you unplug the washer and shut off the water supply before accessing internal components. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 26, 2011