Question about Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer
Kenmore Elite HE3T. Getting error code F02. Can you let me know what this means. Thank you
Had the F02 error as well. Thanks to all great posts here, esp. colonel rick, catriver and bullfrog7. Use a Torx (star) screwdriver to get the three screws off the bottom of the front plate (I dropped a screw, so was glad I had a magnetic reach tool). I saw the trap, and began to unscrew, and water started pouring, so I immediately re-closed. THE WATER IS AN ISSUE, SO BE PREPARED. Big problem for me was I had the drawer unit beneath (water leaking through ... messy). Grabbed a few towels, but then took bullfrog7's idea of the shop vac. Sucked what I could out of the drum (had a load going before the error), Then I unscrewed the front screw from the trap, and slid the trap unit forward (be careful of the wiring harness unit). This enabled me to pour water from the trap into a mop bucket. I then used the vac to **** what I could from the drain pipe. Our trap had 3 baby socks and untold lint. Washed the trap, put it back together, and voila! No issues. If I can do this, you can too!
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Hamish, that is the code for long drain. Make sure the drain hose is not kinked. Remove the bottom panel and and check the drain filter. It is right in front and just unscrews. Get a bucket handy to catch the excess water. After cleaning out the filter strainer check the impeller (hole to the right) to make sure nothing is jammed in there. Catriver...post back.
Posted on Oct 06, 2006
BIG THANK YOU to Colonel Rick, the solution worked perfectly... I did find one improvement... before you pull the filter out... if you have a vacuum which works as a wet vac (I have a Rainbo knock-off called a Hyla) pull all the water out of the tub (you may have to empty your vac one or more times) and then have it ready (basin empty, machine running, hose in one hand) when you pull the filter... minimum muss and fuss, and a very happy crew when the machine is "up and running" in no time, sans ridiculous service call charge and multi-day wait!!!
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
I have same error but when i open the filter at bottom no water drains out! there is no water in the drum but clothes are very wet still. pump is only 8months old. any thoughts?
Posted on Oct 19, 2011
Thanks for the help, in our case it was a nylon on the right side of the filter drain.
Posted on May 18, 2008
Drain hose plugged the hose that is on the outside of the washer
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
I followed the advice given here for my exact same problem today....and it worked beautifully, just like everyone said it would! TONS of water to drain, so have a HUGE bucket available and towels to keep the water from getting out of hand. To prevent it from re-occurring, look into buying a "sock bag" that is basically a mesh net bag that you put your socks/panties into so that they can't get stuck in the drainage system in the future.
Oh, and you may need a "Torx" screwdriver head.....I did.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
After wasting about an hour pulling off the back cover and starring at lots of things I have no business touching. I pulled off the lower front cover by removing 3 screws. Inside there is a turn style white plug. I guess that is the filter, inside was was verious things that do not belong likes little socks and beer caps and things like that. washed out the filter screwed it back in and works perfect.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
Take the front panel off (it's simply three hex screws along the bottom and a nudge upwards that do the trick), unscrew the cap to the pump filter, have a bucket handy for the torrent of water behind it.
Most likely that's the problem. In our case it was a hairball the size of my fist. Yay for dogs.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
I took the lower front panel of my wifes front load Kenmore Elite HE3t which exposed a filter trap. I unsrewed the filter and there was a pair of underwear that had gotten past the filter and clogged the pump/drain. It was wedged in pretty tight.
Posted on Jun 22, 2007
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