In the manual for a Kenmore HE3 front loader the instruction for an F06 code
(electrical problem) is :
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.
After that, you might try unplugging then plugging it in again.
With the generic description of "electrical" problem, I'd suggest first reseating the cables.
- Unplug the washer first.
- Open the top panel (unscrew three Torx T-20 screws along the back of the panel, or use a 9/32" socket wrench or driver) then slide the panel about half an inch towards the rear of the washer.
- There is a grey box hanging from the top rear frame bar. It is the machine's computer, and has several ribbon cables and other connectors plugged into it. Starting with the connector at one end, disconnect it, examine the connector and wires for any possible damage, then reconnect it, being sure that any hold-in clips snap back into place.
Sometimes the act of reseating a connector can break up old oxidation that prevents current from flowing.
If that doesn't help, try visually checking the CPU board for damage or blown parts. It's located inside the grey box. You're most of the way there already, but instructions for accessing it are the first five steps of this guide:
It's a long shot, but you might have a relay problem of the type I mention in that guide. You could consider cleaning the relay contacts. If you find no problem with the relays, it's possible there is other damage to the control unit, or to the wires between the control unit and the various devices.
F problems on Kenmore HE washers
First off the hoses plug so you take off the bottom front lower panel three nuts and clean out the small collection area with the turning handle. It turns to the left to open and then on the back take off the discharge hose and use a small plumbers snake first and then a vacuum to suck out the clog. After the hoses are cleaned and it still does not start right open the back top lid by taking off the three top bolts and look at the computer and try each connection. Most of the time a connector is loose or has worked loose over time because of the vibration. After that most of the time you have a like new machine.
Thank you very much. It was the filter in front of the pump it had almost 2.00 worth fo change 2 golf t,s and a candy wrapper. The hoses were open. To me I think they have a easier was to clean this trap out. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR ADVISE.
Thank you very. It was the filter infront of the discharge pump it had almost 2.00 worth of change in it and 2 golf t's and a candy wrapper. The hoses were open. I think they should have a easier way to clean this trap.