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Kenmore 970 c45192-00

Works fine until draining then periodically pump makes a very loud 'straining' noise. Have noticed sand and assorted other objects such as a dime and paper clips in the laundry tub after draining. Had a full size gym sock pulled from the pump when unit was new and was told model has no filter system. I'm assuming the pump is partially clogged (as it still pumps) causing the noise. Is there an easy way to clean out the pump and if no how do I de-gunk or re-place it myself?

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SOURCE: How to clean out drain hose

I was actually able to fix this problem by blowing out the drain hose with an air compressor. The drain hose was full of beach sand.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: My Estate washer will not drain.

Hey Don, If you removed the cabinet to get to your pump, you had to unplug the wire that connects to your lid switch. Did you make sure to plug the lid switch plug back into it's plug-in on top of your cabinet under control panel when you re-installed the cabinet. Your washer won't spin or pump water if this is the case. I'd check that first, then check the lid switch itself for proper operation. Happy to help, Tim. please don't forget to rate my help. Thanks.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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"F02" is a Long Drain error (as you well know by now). The error code is generated when the drain time exceeds 8 minutes. If the pump motor or impeller is damaged and it is not pumping at the correct volume, the error code will continue until the pump is replaced.

I applaud your effrots. You isolated the source and did all the necessary steps required to clear this error code, but if you perform all these preliminary measures and still have problems, the rule of thumb is to replace the pump.

The "SUDS" error can occur in conjunction with the "F02" error. If the pump is not functioning properly and air is detected in the drainage system, you will get the SUDS error as well.

"F09" is an overflow condition error code which has many causes, inlcuding the drain pump. Everything seems to point to the drain pump in this one. Replace it and your problems may go away.

A replacement can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

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Use whatever part source you like, but I have found these sites to be the most reliable and offer competitive pricing.

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

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 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:

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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.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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