Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
I have a kenmore HE4 front load washer. went through all cycles but won't drain, get code F02. i found diagnostic papers and tried to run diagnostics, but it will not go past the washing part. stopped it and now it won't do anything. HELP!
That is, in short: FO2 is the code for long drain. The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 screws. The panel will drop and come off. The filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Please click on the following link for a full explanation of the "F02" error code:
If you have questions, or require assistance with any possible failed parts, please post back and let me know. In a nutshell: Generally this problem is attributed to either a clogged or failed drain pump.
HE3 is more a name than a model#, grab your model# and contact Sears to order a new use&care manual. But....why always a but?....the use&care manual -usually- won't have the fault codes or such in it.
This might help...Duet front load washer repair manual
~If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and "F/02" is flashed.
~NOTE: After 4 minutes the "Sud" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.
~SUDS LOCK (Overdose of Detergent detected during the Wash Cycle)
~The motor control unit senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If "Sud" is displayed a potential suds lock is detected. This may signify a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent, or excessive suds.
[*]If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/Spin cycle, then a Normal cycle, without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the excess detergent. [*]Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked. [*]Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU) [*]Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects [*]Check Drain Pump [*]Check Pressure Switch [*]Check CCU
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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he F02 message is a long drain error and it may mean the pump is clogged or bad. You don't provide a lot of detail about if the water is draining out or not but the first thing to check for this error is the drain pump.
The image below shows how to access the pump and remove the filter. This may be your only problem. With the access panel removed you can also make sure the pump is running. Remember to unplug the washer before removing the access panel.
Check the pump for the F02 and make sure you're using HE detergent and there's not excessive suds.
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