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Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer

It wont drain or spin. It gives me a error F 02, there is nothing stuck under the rubber of the door. I checked the hose it is clear, the wall drain is clear and it is between 30" and 96" from the botttom of the washer as Manuf. suggests. It turns off every minute and I have to press "cancel" then "start" and it runs for another minute then gives the F 02 again. It also throws a few "suds" error codes and adds water, and the nightmare starts over!! I use only HE detergent and have even tried running cyles with no detergent, in case there was a build up. I have a husband and 2 teenage boys....I need to wash clothes. Any suggeastions?

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  • Marianne Pineda Sep 12, 2007

    Thank you so much, before I left for work I opened the drain filter per directions I saw on another posting. There were 2 socks and half a pencil as well as all of the lint those objects blocked from draining out. It is working fine so far, I probably would have destroyed the pump if I kept pushing the "cancel" and "start" buttons, because it kept adding more water, then attempting to drain it out again.

  • blanton Dec 19, 2007

    I have several various F codes that continue to come up the door will not open now and during the wash cycle it will stop midway and not Drain properly.

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Error code F02 f 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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If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and "F/02" is flashed.
NOTE: After 4 minutes the "Sud" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.
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