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Kenmore Elite, HE3t, front loading washer, Model 110.45972404. Constantly shuts down during cycle with SUD or F02 signals. If I pause and restart sometimes it works. However last night it would not drain at all after multiple attempts... machine has water in it... What do I do now?

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F02 indicates the drain pump has either failed or the pump filter has become clogged.
To check the pump, remove the bottom access panel. There you will find access to the pump clean-out.(Large,white screw cap) Take care of lot of water going to the floor, unscrew the pump clean-out, catching and discarding the water. When the water flow finally stops, completely remove the clean-out filter. Inspect the clean-out filter, the drain hose from the tub as well as inside the pump impeller for any additional debris.

I think the drain pump is clogged due to SUD formation.

The following link explains the error in more detail and how to correct:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608687-sud_error

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 can be 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.

COURTESY:jsrock - A senior expert of fixya.....

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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