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Kenmore Elite: Won't complete cycle

Our washer gave us the f-02 code. We knew it was the pump, took it out, was full of gunk (I mean full). Cleaned it out, didn't work, still got the code. Bought a new pump, installed it. At first it would begin to fill the drum without agitating and then would go right to trying to pump out water, would keep pumping forever until it gave the same f-02 code. Cleaned out the water lines (thought they might be plugged) same thing. It wouldn't agitate. Unplugged the machine to reset, started over, got it to agitate, went all the way through until 20 minutes left, pumps out the water but won't spin. Pumps until you get the f-02 code again. Is this an electrical/computer issue?

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“F02” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be generated as a secondary error. This is an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
2. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
3. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.

To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


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

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump


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