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Coder f2o on the panel of our kenmore 42936

Won't drain water
won't open door

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    those washers are good for geting blocked up pumps.remove bottempannel and you will see pump .clean that puppy out and then try again

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"F20" is a No Water Detect" error. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1491905-f20_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

Although the error code could have several meanings, start with the simple items, first. (i.e., the post by appldoctom). The drain pump is a likely cause of several error codes. If the you've never checked a drain pump on one of these model washers, please follow the additional hyperlink to ensure you have the proper guidance.

Double-check your connections to the pump and verify it is operating. If anything has been caught in the pump for any significant period of time, it may cause irreparable damage to the motor motor and/or impeller. If the pump fails to run, or if the pump fails to pump sufficient volume, the manufacturer recommends replacing it.

Make sure you read through the link thoroughly and verify everything. Some of these error codes can have multiple causes. if you still have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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