The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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HF code appears with loud beeps in beginning of wash cycle

When a heavier load is in the machine stops and an HF code appears in the beginning or middle of the wash cycle. The only way to clear has been to pause and reshift the load inside. Sometimes this does not clear it and need to just go into rinse and drain mode.

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The "F/H" fault code will display if water is not detected entering the machine. If water is in the washer before the start of cycle, make sure it can drain it out. If it's not able to drain, disconnect the power cord from the power supply and remove the lower access panel and clean out the drain pump. Note: You will need to remove all the water that you can before removing the drain pump filter cap or all the water will pour out.

Make sure the water entering the washer is not siphoning out the drain hose while it's filling or F/H will display.

If the tub is empty, and water is entering the tub and F/H continues to display, the water level pressure switch is likely at fault and will need to replaced.

Here's my previous answer on this same question: f h error code

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Washer seems to be filing and draining normally. After readjusting the clothes in the washer and restarting it will continue to fill. Sometimes the washer is far enough along where it will spin and drain before I get the code. Only seems to happen with heavier loads.


Interesting problem. How old is the machine? Do you ever hear it making noises, if so, please describe the noise. Any banging noise? Let me see if we can call in the real professional here. @ladytech , any insights on this one?


Machine is 12 years old. The drum is definitely noisy when spinning at hig speeds for rinsing/draining cycles.


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