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Washer still wont drain, even after cleaning drain pump line

I have completed the drain filter cleaning, as well as, blowing out the rear drain hose from the machine to the wall drain. The wash cycle starts fine, but when it is time to drain, it doesn't, and there is a loud buzzing, grinding sound that comes from the drain pump itself. I was able to feel that the pump propeller is free of any obstruction, as it turned freely. I replaced the drain filter and outside drain hose, and started an empty wash load. It did the same thing, and I was able to feel and hear that it is the drain pump making the loud buzzing, grinding sound. The code displayed is F2, and I don't know what else to try. Does the pump itself need to be replaced? Well, let me say this, Im assuming its the pump, (the small black rectangular box attached to the internal water hose where the drain filter is). If it is the pump, could you please give me the part number, and let me know if this is something I can do myself or if I should have it done professionally. Thank you for your time and consideration with this problem. Keep up the great work you guys do.

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  • sharedreams Aug 25, 2008

    I have the same problem and I am trying to buy a new pump but sears parts direct does not have any in stock...is there another place I can buy a new pump?

  • limojohn tml Mar 30, 2009

    orderd part from sears wont have for a week is there a way i can still use the washer

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    start a cycle and when it comes time to drain we get a code H and F

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"F02" is a Long Drain error. If you have managed to verify that the drain lines are clear from the tub - to the pump - the the wall, then this usually indicates that the pump has failed. It can be common for this pump to make noise and still not work.

Just to be sure: Is water running freely form the tub to the drain line when you drain the water? If not, make sure you double check the line from the tub to the pump. Is can be common for small articles of clothing (i.e., wash cloth or underwear) to get caught in this area and restrict water flow. Don't ask me how these items get between the wash tub and basket, but I have seen it happen.

The pump is usually sold as a complete unit and can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be listed under the "Pump & Motor" heading. It is listed as item #10 (part #8181684) and sells for about $71.00.

This is a fairly simple job that you can accomplish yourself if you feel inclined to do so. If you click on my profile and look under "Tips and Tricks", I have step-by-step instructions posted on how to replace a drain pump like yours. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please post back and I will assist you further. I hope this answers all your questions.

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