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Kenmore HE2 says "RL" during clean cycle, but it's empty.
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:04:50 PM »
Our HE washer won't go through the cleaning cycle.  It goes into the cycle, but is detecting clothes in the drum and displays "RL" with a lot of flashing lights.  

We have had this washer since 2006, don't have any odor issues, and honestly have never tried this cycle before. :tsk:  Leaving the door open when it's not washing has probably helped a lot.

Anyway, any advice on how to get it to go into the cycle?  I tried about 6 times, and just now put it in an express wash cycle with the water set to hot and a second rinse just to get the bleach out of the dispinser.

I tried turning the power off to the washer and shaking the drum a bit, but that didn't work.  S/N is HLT1794679 if that makes a difference.

Thanks!

Heath

Model 110.47512600

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Re: Kenmore HE2 says "RL" during clean cycle, but it's empty.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 01:21:24 PM »
have you got too many clothes or not enough clothes?
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Re: Kenmore HE2 says "RL" during clean cycle, but it's empty.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 01:29:39 PM »
No clothes... I'm trying to run the self clean cycle with no clothes and 2/3 cups of bleach.  Sorry that I wasn't clear on that.

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Heath

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Re: Kenmore HE2 says "RL" during clean cycle, but it's empty.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 02:55:14 PM »
you  may need to add some clothes for it to work. throw something in there that the bleach won't harm.
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Re: Kenmore HE2 says "RL" during clean cycle, but it's empty.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 05:55:37 PM »
I tried it again after that "express wash" cycle and it worked fine... not sure what the difference was, but at least it's done...

Thanks!

Heath

 

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