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The Spin, Lid Locked, and Start buttons are flashing on my Kenmore washer model 2600*010. When I push start, it only beeps.

Model 2600*010 P/N W10280508A

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It did give me a "Fuzzy: feeling!!!
by Manage My Life
May 29th, 2012
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Fred M
It may be the "fuzzy logic" the control uses was a little fuzzier than normal.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 28th, 2012
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The start button did make contact and register since it beeped when pressed while the error mode was present. It had no other effect other than beeping while the error mode was present. The error mode occurred without any interaction from the start/pause button in the first place, so it would seem unlikely the button would fail after an unrelated error. After the error was cleared by unplugging the machine, the start/pause button continues to work normally. When I entered the room, it probably was 30 minutes or more since the error occurred, so waiting longer should not really matter.

From everything I've learned, it seems that the machine entered an unknown or unusual error condition not normally encountered (once, maybe twice, in 2 years of 4 wash loads average per week - we really like the machine.

I'll treat it the same as having to reboot my Windows computer now and then to fix a problem no one will ever find at any price - and I write software for a living :)

Thanks again!
by Manage My Life
May 26th, 2012
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Fred M
When you first cam it it sounds like the machine had an error and shut down. In theory if the cycle is running and you push the start/pause button the machine should pause. It may take a minute for the door to unlock. If the machine doesn't shut off then I suspect something is wrong with the start/pause button. I suggest a technician check and repair this problem. Electronic controls tend to be expensive and hard to return.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 26th, 2012
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The machine was already stopped and quiet when I entered the room.When I pressed the start/pause button, it only beeped. Nothing had changed and the lid was still locked with the same lights flashing. I then pressed the power button and the power seemed to go off as the lights all went out. After waiting a while, I pressed power again and when the machine came on, nothing had changed - the lid was still locked with the same lights flashing. I then turned the dial, pushed every button at least twice to no avail. Out of frustration, I then unplugged it for a few minutes then plugged it in. On power up, the lights were cleared and lid unlocked but I had to start the cycle from the beginning. I still am wondering if there was anything else I could have done to resume the wash without having to start over from the beginning. Was this some sort of abnormal unbalance condition? I would like to believe the designers would allow a typical unbalanced load (if there is such a thing) to be corrected and resumed rather than call a repair person every time an unbalanced load is detected.

Thanks again for taking the time to stay with me on this - I've learned much.
by Manage My Life
May 25th, 2012
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Fred M
You would start by pressing the Start/Pause button. Once the Pause button is pressed the machine should stop. When the washer has completely stopped the lid should unlock so adjustments can be made.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 25th, 2012
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The F0 E5 indicates an unbalanced load. Since the lid was locked, how would it be possible for me to re-balance the load and resume the cycle without powering off?

Isn't that what should be done somehow?

Thanks again.
by Manage My Life
May 23rd, 2012
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Fred M
The top light will always be on. The image below may be helpful in determining the error code. I hope this helps.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 23rd, 2012
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Fred:

There is one error code present on the washer. First, The led at the very top flashes by itself then the third from the top flashes along with the fifth from the top (number 5?). I was not expecting the top led to flash by itself - does it mean Fault F0 and error code E5?

Thanks
by Manage My Life
May 22nd, 2012
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Fred M
The first image above contains the instructions to bring up fault codes that may be stored in history. Sounds like a connection got better. Three successful loads is great news.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 22nd, 2012
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Thanks Fred. Since I needed to complete the washes, I unplugged/restarted. Could any action on my part have turned off the flashing indicator lights and allowed me to continue the cycle without unplugging and re-starting the cycle again from the beginning (wasting water and power), perhaps turning the dial to the left?. Also, could I still display the error codes even though 3 more good washes have completed?

Thanks again!
by Manage My Life
May 21st, 2012
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Fred M
The spin light being on may indicate an error code. This washer should be able to tell us what is wrong. To start i suggest you first try to bring up any error codes that might be in the system. The images below will help with this. This this first and see what additional information you might bring up. You can reply with any additional details and we'll discuss the next step.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
May 21st, 2012
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Barbara,
Thanks for the reply. The washer was in spin mode when this happened so it was probably not a "fill" issue. I did see how to enter diagnostic mode, but no obvious code chart was included. Pressing the start button only produced a single beep and the lid remained locked. In order to continue, I unplugged the washer and restarted the cycle. This is the second time this has occurred in a bit over 1 year of 4 cycles per week, so it may or may not happen again.
by Manage My Life
May 19th, 2012
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The washers today have many great features but it can be difficult to figure out what is happening with error codes and beeping. I did locate a similar question with a diagnostic attachment that may help while you wait for the expert. I also added the link to Sears Home Services scheduler if needed. I hope this helps regain control of the washer.
by Manage My Life
May 19th, 2012
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