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F02 Error Code

This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F02” error code.

“F02” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be generated as a secondary error. This is an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

  1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
  2. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
  3. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

If the pump motor or impeller becomes damaged and does not pump at the correct volume, the error code will not clear. If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

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F:21 what does this mean?


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the "F21" error code.

"F21" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:
  1. First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU).Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
  2. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
  3. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
  4. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

May 08, 2015 | Washing Machines

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F21 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washers


This helped my husband fix our washer. We had 5 baby socks clogging up the washer from draining. I guess we will need to use a laundry bag to wash little baby things.

Apr 05, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I keep getting error code F21 on my kenmore elite which is a drain error the drain is not clogged and the drain hose is not clogged any ideas on what I could do?


The error code F21 is similar to F02 which both pertains to a draining problem. The usual cause is a blocked drain filter or a clogged/kinked. But since those areas are found to be not the source of the problem, the problem must be somewhere else. It is either the drain pump is broken particularly the impeller if the pump just hums/whirs or the pressure switch contacts are stuck/welded together and is, therefore, not tripping. The link below provides the detailed troubleshooting instructions the problem of this kind after the drain filter has been cleaned out.

Error Code F02/F21 on Whirlpool Duet and Kenmore Elite Front Load Washers (Filter Cleaned)

Aug 21, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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What does F-02 flashing on the display of my Whirlpool Duet washer mean?


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

F02 is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display suds and then F02. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Jun 11, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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