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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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  • babalou Nov 04, 2007

    I have a Kenmore Elite HE3t.

    Yesterday during the wash cycle the pump made a drinding noise, the machine went into drain mode but the barrel would not turn.

    It flashed F2.

    My husband took it apart and we found coins in the catch basin part of the pump. Cleaned it out but the pump still makes a noise and is unable to pump the water completely to the top of the hose to drain. We ordered a new pump. Any other suggestions and can the pump failing to work properly really have a drastic effect on how the cycle works?




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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.

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