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Kenmore HE3t washer not working properly

After the wash cylce the washer goes into a Suds mode then we get a F02 display, we have checked th drain hose, the elec connections, replaced the pump, cleaned the drain pump filter. We have had a local appliance dealer out 3 times now and after $175 bill washer still not working properly. It has been a great maching for the past 6 years this is the first problem we have very had. We have cleaned & Cleaned and replaced pump, and still does same. The washer Will not run a complete washing cycle.

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  • stelli43 Jan 07, 2009

    Same identical problem recurring over and over. Such a huge disappointment for the Kenmore brands & it's only 4 years old and out of warranty.

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    Your free solutions doesn't work very well. You should not advertise free, false advertising. Maybe we should notify the F.T.C. since your free help gets not response.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    he3t front loading washer will not spin out.

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Ok lets see here im onthejob,,i take it that cycle stops with suds..ok first are we using he or low sudsing detergent,,,next when you clean pump filter did you check pump wires for defectives,,,try and bleach unit out to get rid of slugg...also check connection to pressure switch,,and ccu...keep me posted..onthejob

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