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Kenmore Elite HE3 washer door will not open

I was having an error that said ''F02'' and I clean the drain hose and it worked fine. I travel, and I just got back tonight to a locked door that has apparently been that way all day...

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  • dmmagnus Apr 10, 2009

    I have a similar problem but it does not display a fault code. I run a spin cycle and it opens. I'll check the drain hose nonetheless.

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The error code F-02 on the Kenmore HE3 means that the drain pump could not pump out all the water within 8 minutes. Not sure what this has to do with the door being locked,, but its also possible that if the machine thinks there is still water in the drum, or if in fact there is still water in the drum that it would keep the door locked as some sort of safety precaution

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I have a kenmore elite HE3 washer. I was getting the sud error and then eventually F02. I cleaned out all the drain lines and pump filter trap and this did not help. I've now replaced the pump


I endevor to purchase a new unit. I've had the same electrical issue with the "F" variable coming up for EACH cycle. I've pressed the Pause/Cancel button and attempted to resume the cycle. While that did work, again, the "F" would come up and the cycle disrupted. I think I will end up paying quite a bit to have it serviced. My washer is 7 years old and I've had it serviced twice to date. I intend on purchasing new in the New Year, a Samsung or LG.

Nov 24, 2012 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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I have a kenmore elite he 3 front load washer...im getting f error 02. it runs fine until the end of the cycle will not drain or spin.


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

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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May 22, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I have a Kenmore Elite HE3 model 44832 200 washer. Will spin sometimes, but doesn't seem to get to full speed. Often won't spin at all and gets F02 error, but it does roll during wash/rinse cycles. ...


he F02 message is a long drain error and it may mean the pump is clogged or bad. You don't provide a lot of detail about if the water is draining out or not but the first thing to check for this error is the drain pump.

The image below shows how to access the pump and remove the filter. This may be your only problem. With the access panel removed you can also make sure the pump is running. Remember to unplug the washer before removing the access panel.

Check the pump for the F02 and make sure you're using HE detergent and there's not excessive suds.


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Jan 20, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite HE3 F02 error


If you checked the drain pump reservoir and the problem still persists, you may have a pump with a damaged motor/impeller, or something lodged in one of the drain lines. In particular, the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump.

I recommend you remove the inlet hose, first and inspect for clogs. In is common for small garments to become lodged in this area and restrict water flow to the drain pump. Check the output drain line for obstructions as well.

It does not take much to damage this small drain pumps. The error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. So...if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may still experience the drain error. In this case, you will have to replace the pump in order to get the error to clear. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 06, 2010 | Kenmore HE3T Washer

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I have kenmore elite he3 and it is flashing f 02 and then it will flash sud. Water will not all drain out of it,


HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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My kenmore elite HE3 front oading washer says 02F


"F02" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

Sep 18, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore HE3 f02 error


from what i read the presure switch is bad or the presure switch hose is clogged,one guy took the hose off and blew in it and no more f2-mike

Jul 21, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Our Kenmore Elite HE3 washer will not finish a cycle, flashing an error code of F02. Can you tell me what this is in reference to?


"F02" is a Long Drain error code. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

In general, this usually means the drain pump or drain hoses are clogged and need to be cleaned. I have included instructions on how to do this as well.

It does not take much to damage these small pumps. Items begin caught in the pump impeller for extended periods of time can result in a pump that no longer runs, or one that no longer pumps at the correct volume. If cleaning does not solve your problem, the manufacturer recommends replacing the drain pump. Hopefully, a simple cleaning will solve this for you. Let me know if you have any questions, or require addtional assistance.

Jul 05, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite - F02 trouble


Hi jbll,
The f02 code is always from a slow drain issue. This washer allows only 8 minutes for all the water to drain and if it is not gone in time you get the F02.
This is the proper check sequence for that problem.
Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects. You can remove this easily and replace it if needed.
If the above does not correct the problem, replace the pump.
I hope this has helped, Lots of luck . Mike Anderson
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I remove the pump and found out that the impellor was worn , I have replaced the pump and the machine is working , no more F02 Codes .

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