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Kenmore Washer Error Codes

Kenmore Washer Error Code LS or F26

The LS or F26 error code is associated with the lid switch of your Kenmore washer. This error is displayed when the washer’s control unit detects a problem with the lid or door switch. The lid switch is a crucial safety component that ensures the washer won’t operate with the lid open, preventing accidents and injuries.

How to Fix Kenmore Washer Error Code LS or F26:

If you encounter the LS or F26 error on your Kenmore washer, follow these steps to diagnose and potentially resolve the issue:

  1. Check the Lid Position:
    • Ensure the washer’s lid is securely closed. If it’s open, close it properly.
  2. Press the START Button:
    • If the lid was open, press the START button to see if the error clears.
  3. Open and Close the Lid:
    • Open and close the washer’s lid. Sometimes, this action can reset the lid switch, resolving the error.
  4. Clean the Lid Switch Sensors:
    • Over time, the lid switch sensors may accumulate dirt or detergent residue, which can interfere with their functioning. To clean them: a. Dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol. b. Gently clean the sensors, ensuring they are free of any debris or buildup. c. Wait for the alcohol to dry completely.
  5. Test the Washer:
    • After performing the above steps, run a small load in your washer to see if the error code LS or F26 has disappeared. If it has, the issue was likely due to a temporary glitch or sensor obstruction.

If you’ve tried these DIY steps and the LS or F26 error code persists, it may indicate a more complex problem with the lid switch or its wiring. In such cases, it’s advisable to contact a professional appliance repair technician. They have the tools and expertise to diagnose and repair any significant issues, ensuring your Kenmore washer is in optimal working condition.

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