How to Reset a Kenmore HE4t

The Kenmore HE4t is a front-loading automatic washing machine with a precision balancing system, large capacity, automatic spin speeds and water level, optimized water temperature, stainless steel drum, variable speed motor, four-compartment detergent dispenser and an electronic display panel. While the washing machine can generally be expected to work well under most circumstances, problems may occasionally occur. If this happens, a reset may be necessary in order to return the washing machine to normal function.

Step 1

Press and hold "Drain & Spin" for three seconds to release the child lock, if the keypad is locked.

Step 2

Press "Pause/Cancel" twice to cancel the current operation.

Step 3

Turn off and unplug the washing machine.

Step 4

Wait several minutes before restoring power to properly reset the machine.

Step 5

Select a new wash setting and push "Start" to begin.

Step 6

Contact Kenmore as necessary if the problem with the washing machine persists. Contact information can be found in the owner manual for your appliance.


Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.