Kenmore washer error codes

Kenmore appliances are rather reliable and long lasting. However, even if a brand enjoys a reputation for quality, it still can give you some problems. If something goes wrong, our list of Kenmore washer error codes will be of great help to you. Most likely, you will have your machine back to work in a very short time.
It is important to understand, that in addition to basic Kenmore washer error codes, that work for all the appliances by this brand, there are also a number of fault codes, specific to certain models:
1. Kenmore Elite washer error codes give you a chance to diagnose the problem with any washing machine from the Kenmore Elite range.
2. Kenmore front load washer error codes listed below include both the most common and comparatively rare fault codes.
3. The list for Kenmore Elite Oasis washer error codes explains what the error codes that you see mean and offer the solutions to fix them yourself.
Communication of failure codes will be displayed on the washer console by all cycle lights flashing and standing status lights.
Kenmore basic washer error codes
Kenmore Duet washer error codes
Kenmore Oasis HE 110.2706, Oasis HE 110.2707, Oasis HE 110.2708, Oasis HE 110.2709 washer error codes
Kenmore 110.4646, 110.4647 washer error codes
Kenmore Automatic washers with Calypso error codes

Kenmore basic washer error codes

DISPLAYEXPLANATIONRECOMMENDED PROCEDURE
F01EEPROM ERROR
A communication error between the Central Control Unit (CCU)
and the EEPROM onboard the CCU occurred.
Possible Causes/Procedure
A power glitch may cause this error.
– Unplug washer or disconnect power for two minutes.
– Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle.
PUMP DRIVE ERROR
The pump driver fails to activate
Possible Causes/Procedure
Replace CCU board
MAIN RELAYS ERROR
One of the main relays is not working properly
Possible Causes/Procedure
The relay might be soldered or always open.
– Replace CCU board
F11MOTOR CONTROL UNIT ERROR
The Motor Control Unit has internal failure; repeating under or
over voltage, or over current conditions. If failure occurs during
high-speed spin the door unlocks after 3 minutes
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections between the drive motor and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU), and b etween the MCU and the Central
Control Unit (CCU). Check the motor and do a continuity test.
3. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
4. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
5. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
6. Replace MCU board.
F20NO WATER DETECTED ENTERING MACHINE
OR PRESSURE SWITCH TRIP NOT DETECTED
The pressure switch is not tripped after 6 minutes
Possible Causes/Procedure
If there is no water in the unit:
– Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned
on all the way.
– Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in
the inlet valves.
– Verify inlet valve operation.
If there is water in the unit:
– Verify drain pump operation.
– Verify that the pressure switch hose is in good condition and
properly connected to tub and pressure switch.
1. Verify there is not a siphon problem.
2. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. The
machine will drain for 3 minutes before unlocking the door.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Verify wire harness connections to inlet valves, pressure switch,
drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU).
5. Check all hoses for possible leaks.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power
7. Verify pressure switch operation.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
F21LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off.
NOTES:
After 4 minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, then
4 minutes later the "F/21" error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check the water temperature sensor and connection to it.
3. Check resistance of heating element, if present on this
model. (abnormal = infinity)
4. Refer to the Water Temperature Sensor section.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or
kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure
the pump is running.
4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.
F22DOOR LOCK ERROR
After 6 failed attempts to lock the door
Possible Causes/Procedure
Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check door switch/lock unit.
3. Check the wire harness connections to the door switch/lock
unit and Central Control Unit (CCU)
F23HEATER FAILURE
If the temperature increase during the first 40 minutes is less
than 86°F (30°C)
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check connection to water heater.
3. Check resistance of heating element, if present on this
model. (abnormal = infinity)
4. Check the water temperature sensor and connection to it.
Refer to the Water Temperature Sensor section
F24WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR ERROR
If the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range
(23°F to 217°F [-5°C to 103°C]) during the water-heating step
of the WASH cycle.
NOTE: To find correct Ohm reading refer to the Water
Temperature Sensor section
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check the water temperature sensor and connection to it.
3. Check resistance of heating element, if present on this
model. (abnormal = infinity)
4. Refer to the Water Temperature Sensor section.
F25DRIVE MOTOR TACHOMETER ERROR
If the control is unable to properly detect motor speed, the
machine shuts down. If a failure occurs during high-speed spin,
the door unlocks after 3 minutes
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers
and cables are removed.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections between the drive motor
and the Motor Control Unit (MCU), and between the MCU
and the Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
6. Check the drive motor for powered rotations
F26DOOR SWITCH ERROR
If the door has not been opened for 3 consecutive cycles or the
door switch is open while the door is locked for more than
5 seconds
Possible Causes/Procedure
Door not opened during 3 consecutive cycles.
1. Open and close the door.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle.
Door switch open while door is locked.
1. Push the door and check if it is completely closed.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle
F27OVERFLOW CONDITION
If the overflow contact on the pressure switch is closed for
more than 60 seconds, an Overflow Condition occurs. In an
overflow condition, the door remains locked and the drain pump
runs constantly, even if PAUSE/CANCEL is pressed twice and
the display is cleared. Turn off hot and cold water faucets and
unplug the unit before servicing
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or
kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure
switch, water inlet value, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
5. Check for drain pump failure.
6. Check the inlet valve for proper shut off.
7. Check the pressure switch for proper operation
F28SERIAL COMMUNICATION ERROR
The communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and
the Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and
Central Control Unit (CCU).
– Check connections of the CCU board within the housing.
– Make sure all grounding switches are engaged.
3. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
8. Check that the serial harness at the MCU is not mounted
upside down. The wires should be to the left when facing
the MCU connectors.
F29DOOR UNLOCK ERROR
If the door unlock has failed 6 times
Possible Causes/Procedure
Door lock mechanism is broken.
Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Check door switch/lock unit for foreign objects.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the door switch/lock
unit and Central Control Unit (CCU).
NOTE: The door switch/lock unit can be manually unlocked.
See Manually Unlocking The Door Lock System
F30DISPENSER SYSTEM ERROR
When the dispenser motor cannot be driven to its proper
position
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check mechanical linkage from dispenser motor to the top
of the dispenser.
3. Check wire harness connections to the dispenser motor
and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check dispenser motor for powered rotations
F31MCU FAILURE
If the heat sink gets too hot, the Motor Control Unit (MCU) will
stop the motor, the MCU will communicate this failure to the
Central Control Unit (CCU), then the CCU will reset the MCU.
If the condition continues four times, the F31 code will show
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check for proper installation, verify the unit is not located
near a source of heat and has proper ventilation.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor,
and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations
F33PUMP DRIVE SYSTEM ERROR
When the connection between pump and the Central Control
Unit (CCU) is lost
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the pump and Central
Control Unit (CCU).
3. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
4. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle. Refer to the Continuity tests
rLLOAD INSIDE DRUM DURING CLEANING
WASHER CYCLE
If at the start of the CLEANING WASHER cycle a load is
detected inside the drum.
NOTE: Detects by weight.
Possible Causes/Procedure
Remove clothes from drum and start the cycle again
SdSUDS LOCK (OVERDOSE OF DETERGENT
DETECTED DURING THE WASH CYCLE)
If suds are detected continuously by the pressure switch during the
drain or spin phases, the washer will fill 4 liters of water and during
5 minutes the unit will rest without tumbling, the water will be drained
and it will try to spin or drain again
Possible Causes/Procedure
If too much detergent was used:
– Run the unit through a RINSE/SPIN cycle.
– Run a NORMAL cycle without adding any detergent.
This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or
kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure
switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check drain pump.
7. Check the pressure switch.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any
cycle.


Kenmore Duet washer error codes

Kenmore was founded in 1927. Today this brand sells a wide range of kitchen and laundry appliances than can be bought in stores belonging to Sears Holdings Corporation. The appliances are manufactured by several companies, including Whirlpool, Panasonic, LG, and Electrolux.
The first ever appliance sold by Kenmore was a washer. It appeared on the market in 1927. Today the brand’s lineup consists of most popular types of washing machines, including front-load and top-load ones. It is among the industry leaders. Many Kenmore washers are capable of doing laundry loads in less time than appliances produced by other brands.
Some models do not have the display to show the failure codes. They use the status lights on the touchpad/LED

Failure CodesDuet Sport Status LEDsDuet Sport Ht Status LEDs
F/01Add a GarmentAdd a Garment
F/11Add a Garment, Wash,
Spin
Add a Garment,
Soak/Prewash, Rinse
F/20Rinse, Cycle CompleteWash, Spin
F/21Add a Garment, Rinse,
Cycle Complete
Add a Garment, Wash, Spin
F/22Wash, Rinse,
Cycle Complete
Soak/Prewash, Wash, Spin
F/23Add a Garment, Wash,
Rinse, Cycle Complete
Add a Garment,
Soak/Prewash, Wash, Spin
F/24Spin, Cycle CompleteRinse, Spin
F/25Add a Garment, Spin,
Cycle Complete
Add a Garment, Rinse, Spin
F/26Wash, Spin,
Cycle Complete
Soak/Prewash, Rinse, Spin
F/27Add a Garment, Wash,
Spin, Cycle Complete
Add a Garment,
Soak/Prewash, Rinse, Spin
F/28Rinse, Spin,
Cycle Complete
Wash, Rinse, Spin
F/29Add a Garment, Rinse,
Spin, Cycle Complete
Add a Garment, Wash, Rinse,
Spin
F/30Wash, Rinse, Spin,
Cycle Complete
Soak/Prewash, Wash, Rinse,
Spin
F/31Add a Garment, Wash,
Rinse, Spin,
Cycle Complete
Add a Garment,
Soak/Prewash, Wash, Rinse,
Spin
F/33Add a GarmentAdd a Garment,
Cycle Complete
rLWashSoak/Prewash,
Cycle Complete

Kenmore Oasis HE 110.2706, Oasis HE 110.2707, Oasis HE 110.2708, Oasis HE 110.2709 washer error codes

Washing machines Kenmore Oasis HE 110.2706, Oasis HE 110.2707, Oasis HE 110.2708, Oasis HE 110.2709 are top-loading ones. These washers are provided with such extremely useful options as “Save energy plus”, “2nd Rinse”, “Stain treat”, “Auto Soak/Prewash” and, of course, “Cycle signal volume”.

CODESSOLUTION
"LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)Check the following:
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press STOP to clear display.
"Ld" (Washer is taking too long to drain water from the wash tub)Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose installed properly? See "Connect the Drain Hose."
Press STOP to clear display.
"uL" (Unbalanced Load)If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open lid and redistribute the load. Close lid and press START.
"oL" (Over Load)Is the washer overloaded? The washer has attempted to fill and begin the wash cycle. If the washer is overloaded, it will drain any water and detergent that was added during the fill. To correct the overload, remove several items and add detergent. Close lid and press START.
"Sd" (Suds Detected)Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or hand-washing detergents are not recommended for this washer. Use only High Efficiency ("HE") detergent.
Did you add too much detergent?
Always measure detergent. Follow detergent manufacturer's directions.
If excessive suds are detected, the washer will display this code while running a suds reduction correction routine at the end of the wash cycle. The suds reduction routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. If the code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, re-select your desired cycle using cold water. Press START. Do not add detergent.
"lid" (Lid Opened)This code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the cold and hot water inlet hoses are switched. See "Connect the Inlet Hoses."
"dL" (Door/Lid cannot lock)Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid keeping it from closing. Press STOP once to clear the code.
"dU" (Door/Lid cannot unlock)Is there excessive weight on the lid, such as a basket of laundry? Excessive weight will keep the lid from unlocking. Press STOP once to clear the code.
"F##" codePress STOP once to clear code. Press START. If code appears again, call for service.

Kenmore 110.4646, 110.4647 washer error codes

Washing machines Kenmore 110.4646, 110.4647 are front-load washers. They are designed to use only HE High Efficiency Detergents. However, they represent the optimal ratio of price-quality.

CODESSOLUTION
"Rinse" and "Clothes Clean" Status Light illuminated or "F20" on display (on some models) (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.
"Add a Garment," "Rinse" and "Clothes Clean" Status Lights illuminated or "F21" on display (on some models) (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?
Any other Status light combination (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.

Kenmore Automatic washers with Calypso error codes

Kenmore Automatic washers with Calypso belong to the elite kind of washing machines. They are created to use high efficiency detergent. These are top-loaded washers. They are designed, produced and tested to assure many years of fault-free performance.

CODESSOLUTION
"PF" (Power Failure) flashesWas the washing cycle interrupted by a power failure? Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost, - OR - Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle.
"FL" (Over Fill} flashesWas the washing cycle interrupted by a power failure? Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost, - OR - Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle.
"Er" (Processor Reset Error)Cycle information was not stored during a power failure. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"LF" (Long Fill} flashesAre the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged? Are the water inlet valve screens clear? Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"CE" (Communications Error) flashes - beeps oncePress STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"Ld" (Long Drain) flashesIs the drain hose kinked or clogged? Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"CA" or "CI" (Current Limit)Is the washer overloaded? Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"Or" (Open Relay)Washer operation failure. Call for service
"Sr" (Stuck Relay)Washer operation failure. Call for service
"LS" (Lid Switch Error) flashesIs the washer lid open? Close the lid and press START to continue the cycle.
Is the lid closed? Open and close the lid. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"SU' (Suds Lock)Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Drain/Spin load: restart cycle, De net add detergent. Use cold water
"dt" (Diagnostic Tests}For service diagnostics only. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
"ob" (Off Balance)Is the load unbalanced? Redistribute the load. Close lid and press START.