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Whirlpool Duet HT Front Load Washer

I am getting a F 02 error and do not know what that error code means. Washer has water in it, but will not drain. When activated, I can hear a faint humming sound. Drain hose is clear, electrical connection at the outlet is good. How do I take the back off? Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007




    i cannot find my book ,so i am trying to find out what error code f 02 means


  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    I'm getting 11-F code problem. I do't know what the code means

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    mhagle17@aol.com My duet washer stops at the rinse/spin cycle and flashes a F02 error code. If I turn over to Rinse/Spin cycle only it will function, This does not happen on very small loads (yet?). Have no manual; washer came with house.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    I am getting a F02 error code and do not know what this means. Also the washer will not go into the spin cycle and does not appear to be draining all the way. Makes a clicking noise when this happens.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    Me too!  The F 02 thing first happened today and I managed to finish the partly-done load by dividing it in half and running each half on "rinse and spin".  But that didn't work for the second load, which I had deliberately made smaller, and there was a lot of water left in the barrel.  I took everything out and tried "drain and spin", but it just added water and wouldn't drain or spin.  So I unplugged it and will try some of these solutions tomorrow when I'm not tired and ticked off.




    The manual says to check if the drain hose is clogged.  How are we supposed to do that if we can't detach it from the back of the machine?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    will not drain or spin

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Same problem F02 error with clicking noise and draining / spinning issues...

  • dmsk Jul 22, 2008

    Same basic problem but get error code F only. Also here a clicking sound instead of hum & sometimes works fine. Checked hoses & filters to no avail & belt is fine.

  • cipriany33 Aug 27, 2008

    i just connect it yesterday, but from the firs time show the F AND H code. and every two minutes the washer stop and show that code and it is impossible to use

  • NIKAANIKA Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my washer the code f 2 , water inside won't drain . I washed a rug is this why?

  • jkcomer Dec 30, 2008

    I have a very similar problem. The F and H code flash 2 minutes into the wash cycle (basically any cycle on the left side of the dial). There is also a humm that is occuring. It sounds exactly like something jammed as you describe. However, the drain/spin, and rinse/spin modes work with no problem. (No humm in these modes) The water pumps out of the washer in these two modes fine.

  • oconnellcrew Jan 07, 2009

    same problem with the clicking

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I had this same problem. I fixed it following your directions. I had 4 baby socks stuck in the trap! It smelled like sewage. No wonder I was having a smell coming from my machine. Thankyou Thankyou.



  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I had the same problem. Great advise from fixer444. It WAS the drain trap. Fixer444 told us exactly how to take the panel below the door off and get into the drain trap and clean it out. There was a sock in the drain trap. It was very easy.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I have the same problem... wont drain or spin at the end... Un plugged, re set . still the same

  • Petesjunk Apr 14, 2009

    Had the same problem, cycled stopped, wouldn't spin and drain, plus there was a rotten egg odor. Fixed as described below. Found 2 kid socks, a pen and unidentifiable gunk! Super easy (20 minutes) but VERY stinky, and I just finished my first load--no problems at all!!

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    My washer started out flashing F21 and we cleaned out the clean out valve, then started flashing 5d now it is flashing f33. It sounds like the pump is working and the washer is spinning but it will not drain.

    also for those of you doing the clean out valve, I have found if you take a contractors garbage bag and wrap it around the outlet then unscrew the cap the water will go into the garbage bag and since it is a heavy duty one, it can be taken and dumped out the back door.

  • beyako May 16, 2009

    My Whirlpool Duet HT have a code --- on screen and does do anything. What I can do to start working properly

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The hum you hear is the drain pump trying to get the water out of there, but it can't for one of two reasons. 1.) It's jammed by debris (pillow stuffing material, underwire from a bra, etc...) 2.) The pump itself has failed. UNPLUG THE WASHER! You'll need to remove the three screws that are located below the bottom front panel. (Do this easily by leaning the machine backwards toward the wall and propping the 2 front feet up with a brick or the 4" side of a 2x4) These screws are star shaped, called "Torx" screws, size #20. After you have those removed, pull the panel downward and pull out from the bottom at the same time, then set the panel aside. Mounted to the floor of the machine near the center is the drain pump, see the hose coming out of the bottom of the tub and into the pump? That one will HAVE to be clamped off before you continue. Use 2 open end wrenches and a pair of vice grips... use the wrenches to pinch off the hose and the vice grips to clamp the TIGHTLY into place. Now remove the drain trap cover. Rotate the hand grip counter-clockwise several turns and pull it toward you. (*THERE WILL BE SOME WATER COME OUT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE HOSE CLAMPED OFF. HAVE TOWELS READY) Use a flashlight and your fingers to inspect the pump area, remove any debris you find. Make sure it's COMPLETELY cleared out. Then re-install the drain trap cover next remove your hose clamps. Plug your machine back in and set it to "spin only" and engage. You should hear the pump fire up and water being evacuated. Is so? You did it! Rebuild everything. Job time= ~45 minutes. If not, you have a bad pump and it should be replaced. The part # is 280187 and list for ~$115.00 at your local appliance parts retailer. Good luck! Please post back.

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Please unplug the washer before you attempt the following ! ! !

(1) Find the three torx screws on the bottom front panel under the door (at the bottom of the washer).

(2) Remove them, the panel will drop down, you will see something that looks like a big plug or drain stopper.

(3) Unscrew it (counterclockwise) if there is water in the tub you will have a mess, so put down towels or try a small bucket. It should slide out very easily.

(4) Claim your treasure, I had a drill bit, guitar pick, $2.47 in change, several nails, a breadbag clasp, and several other items that cannot be identified.

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Spinning like a Top again, and all thx to you, you saved me two weeks without my washer and probably over 200.00 in repair fees.  Your step by step instructions worked perfectly.  Thx. so much.  P.S.  I am single and do have a few other odd jobs around the house which I could use some extra hands.  Think about it.  ha ha

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SolutionGuy's instructions were great and helped to solve the problem (F-02 error message). A piece of fabric and scraps of paper were caught in the pump.

Tip 1: If you don't own box wrenches, a couple of wood paint stir sticks work just as well.

Tip 2: You don't need a lot of towels if you're clever and patient when you remove the drain trap cover. Place two large sponges (like what you use to clean your car with) on either side of the drain trap cover and only unscrew the cover enough to let water out until the sponges are full, then screw the cover back on, wringe out the sponges into a bucket next to you and repeat until all the water has been drained out. This takes time, but saves the trouble of cleaning up half a gallon of water that would otherwise be flooding the floor of your laundry room.

I had to go one step further because of where the fabric was jammed in the impellor (water pump). If you can't remove the material that's jamming the impellor by reaching in with your fingers, you may need to remove the pump/impellor for easier access to the material. To do this, unscrew the three phillips head screws that secure the gray, plastic flange to the white drain trap. One is on the hidden "back" of the gray flange, but you can easily find it by feeling around with your fingers. When you remove the impellor/pump, keep track of the black, rubber "washer" that may fall off the impellor. You can now get at any foreign material stuck in the impellor. Once the area is cleared, put the rubber washer back on the pump, and put the screws into the holes of the gray flange before positioning the pump on the drain trap. Tighten the screws until they stop, but don't overtighten because you're only screwing into plastic. Now you can finish putting the drain trap cover back on, remove the clamp and restore the bottom front panel.

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DO NOT ....I repeat DO NOT use the Purex 3 in 1 laundry sheets in these front loading machines !!!!!!!

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I am having the same issue. Geting the F2 error and washer won't spin and drain. Works sometimes and not others. What's the issue?

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It could be the drain hose... but more likely is the drain valve. My wife and daughter have fairly long hair... and that caused all of the problems. Fix is about 30 minutes and a little messy... Three screws on the very bottom of the front need to come off... then lift, pull and pry (grunt if it helps) from the bottom to pull the bottom cover off. Right in front is a large object filter with a removable lid. With a trash bag or cookie sheet under it, remove that lid (unscrews just like a pickle jar... tight and then bam! Your knuckles are now scuffed... or you were smart enough to wear gloves). Once that is done, you can remove the one screw holding it down and walk the back feet forward and it will come loose. Then, two hose clamps and an electrical connector need to be undone. Set all aside... Next is the drain valve... or eco valve... it's the big black elephant trunk that connects the basket to the filter. One large hose clamp needs to come off and then it comes right out. This piece will likely smell like the sewer... clean it to keep the washer from stinking up the house. Anyway, pop the teflon ball out.. there is a 1/2" by 1" opening where the hose interfaced with the basket. This opening is the "drain valve" that clogs with hair or string or whatever. Pull all of that stuff out, clean everything to your liking and put it all back together again. I prefer to use vice-grips to work with the hose clamps, but other things can do the job... The hoses are probably clogged a little... from soap scum. I took mine outside to the hose bib on the house and went wide open on the spigot and flushed them 95% clean. Works like a champ again. I would almost think all of this could be solved by running a load with drano in it instead of water... and that would save you a lot of time if you're not the "take it apart and put it back together" type. Best of luck!

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SOLUTION GUY HAS THE BEST ANSWER! HE IS THE MAN1 FIXED THE PROBLEM IN 10 MIN. HOPE HE GETS LAID FOR HIS EFFORTS!

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Solution Guy got it right!  And I used AKL17's sponge tip, only I used towels.  My culprits:  lint, pet hair, a paper clip, and a piece of cloth that I think was part of a dog bed.
If you have a pedestal, you don't need to tip the washer back to access the screws, but it helps to pull the drawer out.  I had a bunch of towels and packed them around the trap as I unscrewed the cap, and after I cleared the trap I used a fan to dry the inside of the washer completely before putting the panel back on (which was the hardest part, trying to hold it in place with one hand and put the screws in with the other).  I used a needle-nose vise grip to clamp the hose and it worked really well--just be sure, if your vise grip has a cutting portion, not to put that on the hose.  :)
Thanks for the tips!  Saved me a repair call and made me feel competent!

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Solution guys rocks!!!! Worked PERFECT!! Found 4 pieces of clothing and OMG did it smell like rotten eggs!!

I had a stink for 3 years in my drain tub and never knew why until NOW. The clothing peices were black as night and had mildew like a sewer. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Solution guys rocks!!!! Worked PERFECT!! Found 4 pieces of clothing and OMG did it smell like rotten eggs!!

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    had a stink for 3 years in my drain tub and never knew why until NOW.
    The clothing peices were black as night and had mildew like a sewer.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!


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I just went through the same process, but it looks like I need a new pump. HERE'S A GREAT TIP FOR GETTING THE WATER OUT FIRST: use a WET/DRY vac on the end of the drain hose to **** the water out before you begin! (Many thanks to jsrock516 for that one), Just be sure to put the drain hose back in the drain before you start the beast back up!

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

I did all of this and still had the problem. Bought a new pump. While installing it, just for the heck of it, I removed the hose connecting the pump to the washer part to see if maybe the ball was messed up. What I found was one of my wife bathing sponges stuck up there. It was blocking the water from exiting.

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ATTENTION!!!
PLEASE UNPLUG YOUR EQUIPTMENT BEFORE MAKING ANY REPAIRS.

THANK YOU.... LEFTY

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Right on the money i did things a little difrent i used a turkey baster to get out the water nothing on the floor tilted back as far as i could thank you for the help

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Same problem...took the pump assembly apart and found the metal cylinder is starting to breaking apart(is this normal). Is there any way to just purchase this part instead of the whole assembly?

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Rock and Roll Solution...literally, one of my wife's flat rocks (Azurite) was gettin' in the way of the impeller suction hole. This was just great. I buy the beer if you're in the neighbourhood.

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Awesome step by step instructions! It worked perfectly and so does my washer now! Thank You.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

Wow, great instructions! My husband and I were able to remove the sock causing the problem and the washer works great!! Thanks!

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F 02 does indicate a drain problem. You can see some troubleshooting steps here.

Good luck, and let us know how it turns out!

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet HT Front Load Washer

refer to user manual (page 5-11) at link below:
“E2” flashes if the thermistor has shorted.
See “Thermistor Test” on page 5-5.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/cdce3c10dcb5382285256aa20064beaa/$FILE/Duetdry.pdf

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