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Flashing F 2

Oh man, what have I done? I was washing throw rugs. Big mess, water not draining and this F2 light

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Re: Flashing F 2

Your drain pump is definitely blocked/jammed. Remove drum to pump hose from pump, after unplugging the machine from the wall socket, and clear any obstruction within the hose and/or pump chamber. Also clean out front filter.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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