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Kenmore Elite - F02 trouble

My Kenmore Elite HE3 will not drain and almost continuously switches to F02 error at the end, if not during a wash cycle.

Filter is clear. Drain hose in the machine and to the outflow drain are 'yucky' but clear.

Pump appears to work - spins - and impeller blades look intact.

What else could be the problem?

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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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