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Won't drain I have a Kenmore Elite HE 3t keep getting f2 and sud on panel won't drain. cleaned front filter. What next?

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"F02" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system, as you well know by now. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

I enclosed this information just in case you may have missed somethins. Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail. Also, check the connector plug on the pump to ensure it is making contact. It can come loose from vibration.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced. In addition, the "SUD" error can occur in conjunction with a drain pump failure as this error occurs when too much air is sensed in the drainage system.

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