Kenmore Elite HE3 Washing Machine Error Codes Fix





If you have a Kenmore Elite HE3 washer and you are getting error codes, this page will help you to diagnose the problem. The most common error codes for this Kenmore washer is fault code F02, F11, F dl, F06, SUD, etc. We will show you below what these error codes mean and the solutions to fix them yourself.

Kenmore Elite HE Washing Machine Error Codes

Error code F02 – This means that the washer has a DRAIN issue. To fix this error code it is recommended to check the drain hose for kinks, and check the drain pump for anything that may be clogging it. Check to be sure the pump filter is not jammed or clogged. Check drain pump electrical connections. Replace drain pump if all else fails.

Error code F11 – Means that the machine has a communication issue. Most likely the washer has vibrated enough to vibrate wires loose. You will need to remove the top of the washer and inspect the wiring harnesses that go to and from the control board. One of the wires will probably be loose therefore causing this error code. Make sure all wire connections are secure.







Error code F dl – This fault code means that the washer door has a locking issue. Your washer will attempt to unlock the door 6 times before it displays the error. This error indicates a problem with the door lock mechanism and or door lock switch assembly. This error could also mean there is no communication between the control board and door lock. This could indicate a loose wire between the door lock assembly and the control board.

Error code F06 – Indicates a problem with the drive motor. The control panel is not able to detect the motors speed and therefore the machine will shut down. When the washer is in a spin mode and this error occurs, the washer door will be locked for 3 minutes. Check wire harnesses on drive motor, motor control unit, and control board.

Error code SUD – This indicates that the washer has either the wrong detergent or an overload of detergent. SUD means excessive soap suds have been detected. To fix this issue run the washer on a rinse cycle and then on a normal wash cycle and DO NOT add any detergent or clothing. This procedure will reset the washer and remove the excess detergent. If this does not fix the issue, check the drain hose for kinks or bends. Check the drain pump filter. If the above does not resolve the issue, check the drain pump for clogs.


Kenmore HE3 Front-Load Washer Disassembly – Washing Machine Repair Help

This video will assist you if you need to take your washer apart

Kenmore Elite washer owners manuals and troubleshooting guides are available here – Kenmore Washer Manuals 1Kenmore Washer Manual 2. These pages list all different model numbers of Kenmore Elite washers. Make sure to write down which model number you have before checking for your owners manual. You can type your model number into the search box after the words “Kenmore Elite washer” on the manual search page.


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1 cm April 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

We fixed the Kenmore washer F02 error code by taking off the black drain hose at the very bottom of the washer – the wide accordion one. It was clogged with pen lids and golf tees and the like. Works like new again. 0$. Tip: Use vice grips to hold the clamps open to replace the hoses.

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