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I have a whirlpool duet washer and I keep getting an alarm code FO2 which is a draining issue but I dont believe the washer drain is clogged possibly electrical issue

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Have you actually checked the drain pump to be sure? It doesn't take much to clog the drain pump and cause slow draining issues. I've seen items as small as a cotton swab or toothpick stop the impeller on these pumps. The following link explains the "F02" error and how to check it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

You may be correct and have an electrical connection problem to the drain pump, but this is not common. You should also make sure you are using HE detergent and read the label carefully when you do. Some of these detergents are double (2X) and triple (3X) concentrated. If you diagnose the problem and it turns out to be the drain pump, please post back with your model number and I can assist you with locating a part number for your washer. Here's the link for step-by-step instructions on how to replace the drain pump (if needed):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401845-replacing_drain_pump_whirlpool_duet

I hope this helps you. Please post back if you require further assistance.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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F02 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 F02. 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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Whirlpool model # GHW9400PL2 solution for the FO2 error indicator


The fault code indicates a draining problem and the display can be cleared by pressing the Pause/Cancel button twice. Either the pump filter is blocked, the drain hose is clogged/kinked, the pressure switch is stuck in the full position, or the pump itself is not working.

Disconnect power and
remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily.

Once the panel is off, remove the filter by turning the knob counterclockwise. Clean the filter from any debris that prevents water from draining out properly. Click on the link below for further troubleshooting should the cleaning of the filter does not resolve the problem.

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I get FO2 code, (drain problem) I checked and ran water through the hose, it is clear, the hose is not kinked, nor is it clogged. What next?


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Thanks for using FixYa. F/02 error means Long Drain. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and "F/02" is flashed. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.
  • 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.
Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Going to Fo2


"F02" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

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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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