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F11 error kenmore He4t

I had this problem before and there were socks in the pump...I was not home when he fixed the problem...does anyone know how to find the pump on this machine I would like to do this myself if I can...

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Take bottom panel of theres 3 screws,,,the pump filter is right in center ,,just twist it off,,put a little bowl down there always a little water in pump...onthejob

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