Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
"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:
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.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Jul 02, 2014 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
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F02 is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display suds and then F02. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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