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F2 error on Kenmore Elite...

Removed the front panel as per the instructions.

Cleaned the filter as per instructions.

However I am not sure how to clean the pump, there is a sponge thing at the entry to the pump and I am not sure if that is how it is supposed to be or if there is anything stuck in there.

Any help is appreciated.

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If you're talking about inside the pump housing..nope ain't supposed to be there pull it out if possible if you can't try removing all hoses and pull pump out completely remove 3 screws holding motor to housing sponge may be wound around impeller remove it ck impeller should turn with some resistance but not freewheel if it freewheel replace pump

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