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F02 code The f02 code keeps showing up during the rinse cycle.

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If this is a Kenmore Elite series front loader, "F02" is a Long Drain error. This is usually an indication of an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. In most cases, the drain pump reservoir needs to be cleaned out. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

If you check the drain pump reservoir and the problem still persists, you may have a pump with a damaged motor/impeller, or something lodged in one of the drain lines. In particular, the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump.

I recommend you remove the inlet hose, as well, and inspect for clogs. In is common for small garments to become lodged in this area and restrict water flow to the drain pump. Check the output drain line for obstructions as well.

It does not take much to damage this small drain pumps. The error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. So...if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may still experience the drain error. In this case, you will have to replace the pump in order to get the error to clear. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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The following link explains the "F02" error on a Kenmore Elite:

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

More commonly, you have a clog in the drain pump. I would recommend starting there first. The link I provided gives a follow-on link that describes how to clean out the drain pump of debris. I would also recommend you check all drain hoses for kinks and clogs. If you clear the pump and the error returns, there's a good chance you will need to replace the pump. It doesn't take much to damage the small impeller. The pump may run, but it may not be pumping correctly. If you discover that you need a new pump, replacements can be found on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number (located around the door opening) and look under the "Pump and Motor Parts" heading for (I believe) item number 10. This was the cheapest place I could find the pump. If you wish to check other sites, use the part number provided on the Sears website for your search.

I hope you find this information helpful and that it doesn't come to replacing parts. If it does, however, it's not a terrribly expensive repair if you perform this yourself. I can also provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to replace the pump, if necessary. Let me know if you have questions, and/or require additional assistance.

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