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WASH TAKES HOURS

I have the same F2 ..
I cleaned the filter as described here ....
F2 still flashing .....?
this washer has never performed properly !
45 min wasH takes hours to complete
Starts to spin and shuts down soon ! Regardless of how heavy the load is , it always seems to not spin High speed .... HELP !!
NOT DRAINING WELL ... PUMP ?

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  • Kberlee Dec 29, 2007

    I had this problem also. I called out service and it was a sock that got sucked into the motor.  It cost about 300.00 to fix.

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too. Check for blockage in pump.

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It sounds like you have a timer problem, is it still inder warranty. or you could have a voltage amperage problem, how old is your domicile, did you have the power source "plug in and circuit breaker checked to make sure it provided the correct amount of power to the washer. you might have a 30 amp washer on a 15 amp circuit and that can cause all kinds of problems. please check these things. look at the washers power rating volt and amps, then look at your circuit breaker is the CB providing the amps your machine needs the amps is on the front of the breaker usually on the reset switch.

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