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I am getting an error of F2. I washed a bath mat that had rubber backing on it. I think the rubber came off in the wash cycle and clogged the drain hose or filter. How to I clean out the filter? I appreciate any help you can offer.

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  • Stacey 23 Jun 13, 2008

    Thanks Lumpy!

  • Stacey 23 Jun 14, 2008

    To clarify...You are talking about removing the 3 screws on the front bottom of the machine, right? Are they phillips screws? It is hard to see. Thanks.

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F2 is a drain erro. Take the 3 screws off the botom panel in the middle, bottom you will see a large white plastic looking pump. this unscrews counter clock wise. have something ready to catch the rushing water. The trap is probably full of the rubber backing or strands of the rug. After you unscrew it, there is a trap there that can be cleaned. You may have to repeat this a couple of thimes to get all of it out.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • Toby Norton
    Toby Norton Jun 15, 2008

    Sorry, they are a nuber 20 torx bit. These are availible from most hardware stores.

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