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Problem F2 on HE3T washer

How do I check that the water is running freely from the tub through the drain line? My husband is having a hissy fit about \this machine and I'd love to solve the problem. Thanks. You are a genius!

PS -- My machine is the HE3T model number 45966 but I'm sure the f2 problem is the same.

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Remove bottom panel ..try to remove as much water as possible wet/dry vac will help//remove the clean out port on front of pump housing ..have towels handy..clean out as good as possible also be sure to ck around impeller in pump mouth.. reverse and ck operation

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Following a CCU reset, attempt to do a DRAIN/SPIN to get rid of the water in the tub, followed by a RINSE/SPIN to get rid of an excess suds. You may have to repeat the process of RINSE/SPIN a few times if the suds are really excessive.

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Long Drain
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and "F2" is flashed.
NOTE: After 4 minutes the "Sud" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F2 error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. globul1a.gif Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked. globul1a.gif Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running. globul1a.gif Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects. globul1a.gif If the above does not correct the problem, replace the pump.
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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.
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