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Pump on kenmore elite not pumping water to drain

I did clean out the trap and everything but pump sounds like it is running but it is not pumping water out

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Possible pump impeller may be loose on motor shaft also be sure tank to pump line is clear and pump to drain is clear

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I have a kenmore elite HE3 washer. I was getting the sud error and then eventually F02. I cleaned out all the drain lines and pump filter trap and this did not help. I've now replaced the pump


I endevor to purchase a new unit. I've had the same electrical issue with the "F" variable coming up for EACH cycle. I've pressed the Pause/Cancel button and attempted to resume the cycle. While that did work, again, the "F" would come up and the cycle disrupted. I think I will end up paying quite a bit to have it serviced. My washer is 7 years old and I've had it serviced twice to date. I intend on purchasing new in the New Year, a Samsung or LG.

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The spin cycle is not draining, what are possible reasons?


clean or replace your drain pump. if you hear your pump running you need to clean out the button trap of your pump.

Apr 29, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I hear water in the washer drum & smells. How do I get that water out?


Residual water in the drum is NORMAL. Since the drain pump and drain lines are at the lowest point of the drainage system, gravity will ALWAYS keep some water in the lines and pump. However, if you have water visibly present in the wash basket, then you may have a blockage in the drain system somewhere. Most often, the drain pump can become clogged with debris over time and need to cleaned out. The following link explains how:

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

Debris in the drain pump and/or drain lines can contribute to foul odors being present in the washer. In addition, NOT leaving the door open between washes can cause the tub to become stagnant. The manufacturer recommends leaving the door OPEN between washes to allow the tub to air out and to prevent mold and mildew from forming. The following link can give you some pointers on things to do to get rid of odors and prevent them from coming back:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r513372-front_loader_mildew_odor

If you have any questions about these procedures, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Jul 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite error message F 02


Here is what the manufacture says about F02 - Below this are my comments

If the drain time exceeds eight minutes, the water valves are
turned off and “F/02” is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.
NOTE: After four minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed,
then four minutes later the “F/02” error code will be
displayed.

Possible Causes / Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged
or kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make
sure the pump is running.
4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
5. Plug in2_bing.gif washer or reconnect power.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.

Phil's comments---->
If you washed a rug with a rubber backing or small articles like baby socks you may have a plugged up pump. To access the pump lay on the floor and remove the 3 screws holding the lower panel of washer on. Pull down and out on the panel to remove. Lay out a lot of towels under the unit, I mean a lot... Look in the center for a white cap about the diameter of a large cup, it will have a handle on it to turn, turn this left(counter clockwise) to unscrew. This will unscrew and pull out, but be careful when it comes out so does all the water. Clean out the trap that is in your hand and anything you see or feel in the sump area the trap came from. Reassemble and test. If this does not work you will more than likely need a new drain pump, that is the component on the right of that trap you just cleaned out.

Apr 20, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I have a kenmore elite h3 washer - Bad Water Pump?


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(located, and mounted on the actual pump)
If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

Nov 02, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Need to know how to clean lint trap and where is lint trap located on the Kenmore He3 washer


The only trap on a Kenmore Elite HE3 is in the drain pump. The following link explains how to access and clean it out:

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

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. I personally own one of these washers and have repaired them many times. If you are experiencing drain problems, the problem will most commonly be attributed to the drain pump trap becoming clogged with debris. There's usually an error code associated with this problem of "F02". If you attempt to clean the drain pump and you discover the pump to be clear, check the drain lines (especially the line running from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump). If all these preliminary checks don't solve the problem, the manufacturer recommends replacing the drain pump.

If this is not what you were talking about, please post back and elaborate a bit more so I can understand the problem you are having. I hope this helps you.

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I have a kenmore elite smartwash quiet pak9 he4t water wont drain on the final rinse cycle. The only error message i get a the letter F. Does anyone know what that means?


Dont know the code but i would imagine it means the water has not emptied in the max time preprogrammed,either the drain is slow or blocked or drain pump is faulty

May 04, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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F02 error on Kenmore front load, followed solution, problem still exist, What next?


cant see what you tried to repair problem (dont see original post) but F02 is a long drain time. or innaddaquate drain. usually from a clogged, drain pump/button trap. ill assume you were told to remove the lower access panel, gain acess to the drain pump assy, clean the "button trap" of foreign derbis. if thats been done and your still having draining issues iehter theres something i nthe drain hose, or perhaps the drain pump impeller has been damaged preventing proper flow of water.

Oct 29, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore HE2


Yes, it will. There are two screws holding the bottom panel in place that you will need to remove first. Your pump may be constructed differently than the full size HE models. If you do not have a clean out trap, unplug the washer and remove the pump. Flush it with water to clean out the impeller. DO NOT submerge the motor portion in water, however. If you have to remove the pump, just disconnect the electrical connections and the inlet and drain hoses. DO NOT remove the hose from the bottom of the wash tub. Disconnect all hoses from the pump only. In my past experience, this particular hose is a real bear to get back on. You may not have to do all this. I include these instructions, however, because some of the small front loaders do not have a clean out trap on the drain pump. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.

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Water not draining.


You will need to remove the front lower axcess panel. There are 3 torx or 7mm Machine screws securing the bottom of the panel. Once the panel is removed you have axcess to the trap. Its the large plastic screw cap. Be ready to catch some water with a shop vac or other means.

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