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F2 error code. Cleared filter, pump making clicking noise. Now what?

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EVEN THOUGH YOU CLEAR THE FILTER, SOMETHING MIGHT GOT THROUGH AND WENT INTO THE PROPELLER ON THE PUMP MOTOR.

THIS WILL GET WET A LITTLE. REMOVE THE PUMP ASSEMBLY COMPLETELY OUT, THERE WILL BE THREE SCREWS THAT IS ON THE PUMP SIDE. REMOVE THAT AND CHECK INSIDE.

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  • pammaker Aug 06, 2010

    Did all this. In addition, cleaned out the pump outlet hose and the drain hose. Works intermittently then we get this loud click-clacking from the pump and no water can drain. Turns out the pump impeller is rubbing on the housing unit. We can pull the whole impeller and shaft from the pump. Can we access the base of the impeller and re-seat it? Or do we just need to replace the pump?

  • pammaker Aug 06, 2010

    Did all this. In addition, cleaned out the pump outlet hose and the drain hose. Works intermittently then we get this loud click-clacking from the pump and no water can drain. Turns out the pump impeller is rubbing on the housing unit. We can pull the whole impeller and shaft from the pump. Can we access the base of the impeller and re-seat it? Or do we just need to replace the pump?

  • pammaker Aug 06, 2010

    Did all this. In addition, cleaned out the pump outlet hose and the drain hose. Works intermittently then we get this loud click-clacking from the pump and no water can drain. Turns out the pump impeller is rubbing on the housing unit. We can pull the whole impeller and shaft from the pump. Can we access the base of the impeller and re-seat it? Or do we just need to replace the pump?

  • pammaker Aug 06, 2010

    Did all this. In addition, cleaned out the pump outlet hose and the drain hose. Works intermittently then we get this loud click-clacking from the pump and no water can drain. Turns out the pump impeller is rubbing on the housing unit. We can pull the whole impeller and shaft from the pump. Can we access the base of the impeller and re-seat it? Or do we just need to replace the pump?

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