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Taking bottom panel off kenmore elite front load washer

I need to get bottom panel off to get to the filter drain plug, i cant seem to find screws. any ideas??

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Theres three screws at the bottom,,of the bottom panel,,its easier with a torexs head driver,,,onthejob

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F02 is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display suds and then F02. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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F02 is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display suds and then F02. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily.

Once the panel is off, remove the filter by turning the knob counterclockwise. Clean the filter from any debris that prevents water from draining out properly. Click on the link below for further troubleshooting should the cleaning of the filter does not resolve the problem.

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Accessing the Drain Pump on Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washers
  1. Safety first. Unplug the machine.
  2. Put a blanket over the top rear edge of the machine to cushion it and lean it against the wall.
  3. There are three screws located right at the bottom front edge of the machine securing the toe panel. Remove the screws and the toe panel will fall off.
  4. Open the door covering the wiring harness connector and disconnect the wiring harness from the terminals of the pump motor.
  5. Remove the screw securing the pump assembly to the frame of the machine.
  6. Remove the drain hose and tub outlet hose from the drain pump assembly.
  7. Put a small pan or bucket under the pump and turn the large knob counterclockwise to remove and clean the large item filter.
  8. Unscrew the drain pump from the pump housing and check the impeller for any obstruction or damage.
  9. Replace the drain pump if the impeller is damaged or if no obstruction is found in the drain hose, tub outlet hose, and the large item filter.
  10. Install the new drain pump in reverse of the removal steps above.


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