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F02 code but the pump is not the issue nor is the CCU

Recently, I experienced an issue with my Whirlpool Duet front loading washing machine where it would stop mid cycle and flash an "F02" error code. Based on the many postings on the internet, I cleaned all the plumbing and checked the pump for obstructions. This did not correct the issue. The next recommended measure was to replace the CCU as it was likely an issue with the control board. Still no luck. I also replaced the pressure switch which measures the amount of water in the machine. After spending nearly $350 on parts, it turned out to be as simple as cleaning the plastic housing at the rear of the machine into which the hose for the pressure switch connects. It had become completely clogged and was not allowing the machine to correctly sense the water being drained. This was in turn causing the drain pump to continually cycle until it gave up after 8 minutes and displayed the "F02" message. There is a single #10 torx head screw holding the plastic housing in place. Once removed, disconnect the vacuum line from the other end and clean. Then replace on the machine and reconnect the vacuum line. Very simple fix.

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Whirlpool Duet front-load washer F02 usually means it is taking over 8 minutes for the washer to sense that the rinse or wash water has drained, which either means that the drain/filter is clogged or the pressure switch/tube is clogged (causing both the washer to over-fill with water and not sensing that water has drained).

To clear out the drain/filter, tilt the washer backwards a little for easier to the kick-plate and support the front bottom with a wood block or similar, remove the front kick-plate's (3) retaining screws and swing the kick-plate up out of the way. The filter drain is behind the white knob in the center, be prepared with something to catch any remaining water and lots of towels to soak up any spills, and turn the knob counter-clockwise to remove the filter.

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its probably a blocked water filter to this fabric water valve or the coil has failed on the valve,it should be 3800kohms,check the filter at the water inlet connection,hope this helps

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HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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Whirlpool Duet Mdl GHW9150PWO Washer stops


HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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