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I currently have a Kenmore He3 and don't like it at all. I now have an F2 error message and a smell while the clothes are washing. Possible drain clog?

The dryer doesn't dry well either.

I'm considering just getting a new front load washer - what is the recommended way to go - Whirlpool, GE, Maytag??

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Yes, probably a slow drain. F2 can indicate a long drain time. Press pause/cancel twice to clear. Disconnect the power to your washer, and clean the strainer. It is located behind the kick panel, between the drum and the pump. Remove the debris and clean. Caution, you will get water! Have something ready to catch it. Reassemble. Put the washer on the hottest setting available and run an empty, extended load with bleach. It may be necessary to do it more than once, but perservere, you'll get it. Run a last, empty load with just plain water, to flush the remainder out. This should do it.
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