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Washer code my washer does a lot of clothes with 9 kids and two adults. recently is does not complete the drain/spin cycle and gives me a f2 code. if i wait a few minutes i can run the drain/cycle and with a little noise it seems to get the job done

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Re: washer code

The drain sump area is clogged axcess through front panel. F02 is telling you its taking too long to drain the water pretty soon it wont drain at all.

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