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Kenmore Elite Frontload washer

I bought my washer last year and have misplaced my booklet. The clothes are being washed but the water will not drain or the washer will not spin. The display panel shows an F02 code and continues to beep. What can I do? Please help me I am desperate.

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Re: Kenmore Elite Frontload washer

Dea, F02 is the code for long drain. Your 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 and unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in. See if the washer comes back to back

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

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Exactly the fix need......thanks a bunch

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Perfect Fix thank you!

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Had same problem. Followed Catriver's advice on post (i.e., remove bottom panel three screws, unscrew filter cap (have lots of towels cause it will drain), remove filter and voila!). Found one sock, a quarter, and some other junk clogging the drain. Saved $55 house service call. Thanks all!

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

Re: Kenmore Elite Frontload washer


Exactly what was wrong with my machine. Easy fix!!!

Thanks so much.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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I also was able to fix my problem in fifteen minutes with this solution. Thanks catriver. The only issue i had was catching the water...many many towels...

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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This was exactly the problem. Fix it in a matter of minutes. thanks catriver

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Re: Kenmore Elite Frontload washer

Also, please check for any stucked clothe inside a washer'ssidfe( they are coverred with rubber). That had happened to me unfortunately. So double check before you get a holdn of a screwgun::)

Posted on May 06, 2007

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