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FO2 Error Msg

I followed your previous fix and I'm still getting the FO2 error message. Any advice?

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Re: FO2 Error Msg

Hamish, F02 is long drain. Check that the drain hose is not kinked or plugged. Check the drain pump filter for lint and debris. Check the electrical connections at the pump and the fact the the pump is running. Make sure you are using HE detergent and that you are not over sudsing. Check the drain itself is not backing up. If all of the above are good, replace the back.

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“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.

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

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"F02" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. The following link explains:

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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What does the "sud" message mean?

hello fo2 means if the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves are turned off and f/02 flashes. things to check / check the drain hose for any kinks and blockages check the electrical connection to the pump make sure the pump is running / check the drain pump filter make sure its not block if these do not sort the problem replace the pump. to clear the display press pause and cancel to clear good luck


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