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Clicking in the water pump for the Kenmore Elite H3 Washer

Got the F2 code, cleaned the filter, still having a clicking noise in the motor area. Special access to the motor?

Any suggestions?

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  • rananndo Nov 19, 2008

    So do you suggest replacing just the propeller first? Or the complete?

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F2 if nothing in pump replace pump, propeller inside is bad. "less soap plz "

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