Model #11047081600 Kenmore Elite residential washers

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Question and Answers

Q:

I keep getting an F20 error on my Kenmore Washer. We have taken the water hoses off the back and it usually clears it but not this time

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with your washer. The F-20 error code indicates there is not water entering the washer. If the washer does not see, 0.1 of water enter the water in 30 seconds or reach the maximum level within 16 minutes it will give the F-20 error code. You have mentioned you usually clear the code by removing the hoses. I suspect this is to clean the inlet screens. Low water pressure will also cause the same code. If you are on well water and/or have old pipes you have to call a plumber to increase the pressure.

If the water supply to the washer is fine, I recommend checking the inlet screen again and make sure they are clear. Then make sure the hot and cold water are turned on to the washer. If the washer still seems to fill slowly, I recommend replacing the water valve. The valve may not be opening all the way.

If the washer is filling fine, I would recommend checking the pressure hose on the pressure switch and the electrical connections to the flow meter. Please make sure to unplug the washer then use the instructions below to remove the top of the washer. Remove the hose and blow into the end of it. It should be clear all the way to the tub. If the hose is clear, reseat it to the washer and check the operation. If you still get the error code, I suspect the problem is either the flow meter or the pressure switch.

I hope this is helpful.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

Please let me know if you need further assistance by replying below.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 06, 2010
Q:

What is a Error code on a Kenmore Elite washing machine Model number 11047081600

A:

The F21 error code indicates that the control detects a long drain time (> 8 minutes). It is likely that the washer is not draining properly.

Check for excessive suds in the tub. This can prevent the washer from draining properly. If you see excessive suds, then you will need to drastically cut back on the amount of HE (High Efficiency) laundry detergent that you are using in the washer. You will normally need only about 1 tablespoon of detergent for a normal load.

If you see no excessive suds and the washer is still full of water, then you could have a clog in the washer drain or the drain hose. Make sure that the washer drain is working properly. Check the drain hose for a kink or clog. Make sure that the drain hose is not stuck way down the drain stand pipe. This can cause siphoning of the drain water and will result in the F21 code.

If you find no problems with the above issues, then you could have a clog in the drain pump itself. The image below shows how to remove the large item filter on this type of washer. If the water is already drained out of the washer, you can unplug the washer and pull off the bottom front service panel. Arrange a shallow pan or towels to catch residual water that will drain out of the washer when you remove the filter. Remove the clean-out filter and check this area for lint or foreign objects.

If the washer is full of water and the door is still locked, you can manually unlock the door by unplugging the washer and removing the bottom front service panel. Carefully reach up along the inside of the front panel and pull down on the manual release tab that is on the bottom of the door lock assembly until it clicks. You can then open the washer door and drain the water using a wet/dry shop vacuum.

These tips should help you resolve a drain problem in your washer. If you have a different problem or need more assistance, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 02, 2010
Q:

kenmore elite washer he5t, model 11047081600 error code F26. I rcv'd authorizd replacmnt latch; however, it has 2 recepticals vs. 3 on orig. how to use???

A:

Based on that model number, the part W10253483 is the correct part for the replacement door lock assembly. I see that the replacement part looks different than the original door lock assembly. I am not aware of any problems with the wire harness connection plugs fitting the new part. The wire harness should plug in properly and the new door lock assembly should fit properly on the front washer panel. Have you tried plugging the wire harness into that new part? If the wire harness does not fit, I recommend that you reply with some photos that show the plugs and the problem that you are having. We may be able to help you once we receive additional information.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 07, 2013