SUDS & F35 code (Kenmore Elite 3Ht w/ Steamer)


SUDS & F35 code (Kenmore Elite 3Ht w/ Steamer)

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I have a Kenmore Elite H3t washer. About 1-2 minutes after I start any wash cycle, it displays SUD. After 3-4 min of displaying
SUD, the fault code F35 appears w/ no further progress. Many forums off the internet indicate the problem is caused by a faulty
pressure sensor switch. If true, do you know what causes this pressure sensor to fail? I've read that too much HE detergent
can do it, but it's hard to imagine how suds could rise 2 feet (inside the pencil size dia. hose) from the tub bottom to the sensor
located @ the top of the machine. Is this part a weakness in this machine? There are so many YouTube videos showing how to
replace this part in the Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet (very similar machine....both made by Whirlrpool). 

Thanks for any feedback!

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Thank you for your post on The Repair Forum today.

Too much detergent does it ,because it puts too much pressure on the full postion on the sensor and throws it out of wak!
The detergent does not go up the tube!!
You only need 2-3 tablespoons of detergent ,per load ,if you follow the directions from the detergent manufacture they want to to buy more detergent.
If you give me the model number I can give you a part number.



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Hi Woody,
Thanks for explaining this. Can I repair the pressure sensor? How can I test it w/ a voltmeter to see i
it's bad or needs to be replaced?  Thanks again,    Mike

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if you give me your model number I can better assist you !



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sorry bout that....forgot to incl it last time.  It's a Kenmore Elite H3t......model# 11046742701

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Thank you!!
Here is the link to the pressure switch~

                                        ---> CLICK HERE <---

FOR THE CORRECT PART YOU NEED TO ORDER FOR YOUR MODEL.




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Thank you Woody. After I install this part, can you recommend HE liquid or powder detergent?
I'm wondering if this machine tends to handle liquid or soap better.

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I recommend Liqiud Tide HE
And about every six months use a washer cleaner .
http://www.appliancezone.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=126&r=ar15

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thanks.... 2 last questions:
(1) from your experience w/ the Kenmore H3t front loaders, are they prone to problems?
(2) If I follow proper maintenance and care on the washer, should I expect to have to replace this pressure sensor again / often?
I've read some blogs of unhappy owners of this particular Kenmore machine.

Thanks again,     Mike

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well you asked!!
As far as I`m conserned I would not own a front loading washer if you gave me a brand new one .I would sell it and buy an older to load washer that actually washes clothes .
If you work in a office and the dirtiest you get your clothes is dust or maybe sweat then A front loader is great but how can you get clothes clean by washing with less the 5 gallons of water is my thought!

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