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Got an F02 code on my Kenmore ELite HE3 washer. How do I unlock the door to get the water out?

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Try pushing the start/pau botton several times,this causes the drain to start drining, when it stops and starts flashing again,push the botton again.The water needs to come down a level and sometimes it may start to spin.I've had several problems with this type of washer,But all machines do this.After you get the clothes to spin,remove them and put,draino-max gel or Rooto-rooter drain opener in drum and let it sit 1-3hrs.then run machine heavy-duty hot-water no clothes,you may have to run it several times to get all the cleaner out.the pump may be clogged with animal-hair or strings from clothes.good luck

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Why is my Kenmore Elite HE 2 flashing F 02?


The F02 error code on a Kenmore HE3 washer indicates that the control detects a long drain time. This can be caused by excessive suds in the tub, a restriction or clog in the drain system or by a number of other component failures. If the washer did not drain, check for excessive suds in the tub. After the suds dissipate, you can normally run a rinse/drain and spin cycle. Causes for excessive suds include not using HE (High Efficiency) detergent or using too much detergent (even if it is HE type). If the washer will not drain and you do not detect excessive suds, you could have a clog in the drain system. Check the drain hose and the washer drain. You may need to manually unlock the washer door and then pull the large item filter on the pump to check for a clog. To manually unlock the washer door, unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power and remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the top of the image below. Carefully reach up along the inside of the front panel and pull down on the tab that is under the door lock mechanism until it clicks. This will unlock the washer door. Open the door and manually drain the water out of the washer with a wet/dry shop vacuum. Once the washer is drained, arrange some towels to catch residual water that will drain out and remove the large item filter. Check for a clog or restriction that could be preventing the washer from draining properly. If you find no clog or restriction in the drain system, you may have a bad drain pump that needs to be replaced. A problem with the electronic control board could also prevent the washer from draining. If the washer is draining properly but you are getting this code, you likely have a problem with the water level pressure switch or the control board.

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I have a kenmore elite HE3 washer. I was getting the sud error and then eventually F02. I cleaned out all the drain lines and pump filter trap and this did not help. I've now replaced the pump


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April 8 2002 DIV 26 SOURCE 110 KENMORE ELITE HE3 & HET WASHERS "ADD-A-GARMENT" INDICATOR LIGHT ON DOOR WON'T UNLOCK WHEN PAUSE/CANCEL BUTTON IS DEPRESSED.

MODELS: See additional page for Kenmore model numbers

COMPLAINT: Due to a Microcomputer Machine Control software error , the ADD-A-GARMENT feature becomes inoperative.

CORRECTION: The Microcomputer Machine Control must be replaced with a service part that has been reprogrammed to prevent ADD-A-GARMENT feature loss.

PARTS: Order electronic control listed on this service flash by model from Division 26 , Source 110 following normal ordering procedure.

MERCHANDISE CODES: WASHER Service Flash - Model Nurnbers for: Kenmore Elite HE3 & HE3t Washers: "ADD-A-GARMENT" indicator light on door won't unlock when Pause/Cancel button is depressed. Kenmore models with serial Numbers beginning with CSL23 through CSM04 11042822200 11042824200 11042826200 11042832200 11042834200 11042836200 11042922200 11042924200 11042926200 11042932200 11042934200 11042936200 Electronic conrrol p/n 8181900 Electronic control p/n 8181899



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I have kenmore elite he3 and it is flashing f 02 and then it will flash sud. Water will not all drain out of it,


HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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Hi jbll,
The f02 code is always from a slow drain issue. This washer allows only 8 minutes for all the water to drain and if it is not gone in time you get the F02.
This is the proper check sequence for that problem.
Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects. You can remove this easily and replace it if needed.
If the above does not correct the problem, replace the pump.
I hope this has helped, Lots of luck . Mike Anderson
mca0824@aol.com

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