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SUD and F2 message cleaning filter didn't work

Hi! I've read that the answer to my problem is to clean the filter - but that didn't work for me. What do I do now? Thanks! Man15

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  • man15 May 24, 2008

    We have decided to order the pump for &100.00 and try to fix it ourselves! Hope that's it! Man15

  • 3kiddos Jun 02, 2008

    Please help! We have the same problem. Cleaned filter and still F 02 and SUD still showing. What worked for you?

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Pump replacement does not work. Nothing works reliably. Use Affresh tablets often. Run empty hot water loads. Run vinegar filled loads. Keep shoveling money into the dang thing until you get sick of it and replace it.

Posted on May 27, 2008

What is the answer to this problem???? I have the same problem!!

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

F2 is a drain error in your washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display sud and then F2. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Where you able to check the operation of the drain motor when yo removed the filter for cleaning?
If not please see the extract of my guidance notes ;-0)
REMOVE POWER
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Good luck!
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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

F2 is a drain error in your Kenmore washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display sud and then F2. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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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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Based upon your description, the drain pump has either failed or become clogged.
To check the pump, remove the bottom access panel (three screws along the bottom panel). There you will find access to the pump clean-out.(Large,white screw cap) BE READY TO CATCH LOTS OF WATER. CAREFULLY AND S_L_O_W_L_Y 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.

If you need further assistance, let me know
Regards,
reg501

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