Question about Washing Machines
We had this problem after our baby's socks started going missing in the wash cycle. We found them in two places: 1. Underneath the rubber gasket of the front-loading drum, and, 2. In the drain line, but not in the hose that comes out of the back of the machine. The manual and website make no mention of the three torx screws on the front, lower panel that can be removed, exposing a drain that can then be unscrewed (be prepared for A LOT of water to come out of here if you haven't been able to get it to drain). Inside here we found the culprit baby socks, removed them, ran a fan on the exposed electronics over night to dry them out, and put it back together. Problem solved. It's unbelievable that this information is not in the manual but had to be googled from sites like this. Hope this helps someone else and prevents an expensive service call. Maytag, you s u c k!
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Amazing. The internet worked again! Using the info above I fixed my washing machine. I had an F03 code error and the washing machine would not drain. I also heard a weird sound (pump running but not draining).
Here is what I did:
I took off the bottom panel (as suggested) and you can see and access all the washing machine parts. I emptied the washing machine of all standing water. Unhooked the electrical wire to the pump unscrewed the pump so I could better access the hoses Keep Rags ready for the next step Loosened the clip on the hose from the cylinder to the pump (not the one from the pump to the wall drain) LOTS OF WATER - so make sure you have rags and a try to prevent a big mess There I found the blockage (in my case it was a shredded plastic bath mat). Cleaned out all the debris (found 6 quarters!) Re-attached the hose (this was the only real hard part because the clip is hard to hold while fitting the tube over the pump inlet) And tested the system for leaks using the silk and drain cycles
Thanks to all the posters here for making this possible.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Thanks for the tips. We have a Kenmore HE3t front loader that had a drain problem and showed an F02 error. It was real easy: take off the bottom panel and open the drain pipe. a lot of water came out. some cloth was clogging the pipe. removed it and reassembled everything. Works like there never was a problem. Thanks to Kenmore for making the drain pipe easy to open and to the FixYa community for telling me about it.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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Posted on Apr 16, 2008
SOURCE: error code F02 on whirlpool
Pop off the front cover (3 Torx screws on the bottom lip) After removing the cover you will see a white plastic unit with a screw on cover on the front. Unscrew the cover (no tools needed). Pull the cover off then remove the strainer. It will have gray gook on it plus God knows what else. Clean the strainer in the sink replace screw the cover back on and your in business.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Needs new drain pump. About $140. Will fix F02 / SUD error. Basically the drain pumpm isn't pumping water out. about 5 minutes to replace.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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How to fix a Whirlpool Duet & Duet sport error code F02. Repairing your F02 error code can usually be done without ordering parts. Tools needed to repair your Duet F02 error code are towels and a quarter inch socket.
Tip the washer back at a 45 degree angle. On the bottom panel there are three or four screws, with the screws removed the panel will slide down and off. With the lower access panel now removed you will have access to the washers drain pump clean out.
With the water already bailed from the washer you can twist the filter head counter-clockwise to remove. Twisting the filter head counter-clockwise will loosen filter so it can be pulled out. With the filter out, clean and install back into washer.
Run a quick cycle to ensure the washer is back up and running and the F02 error has disappeared. If the error comes back it may require you to clean the drain pump filter again.
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