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Kenmore Elite Frontload washer

I bought my washer last year and have misplaced my booklet. The clothes are being washed but the water will not drain or the washer will not spin. The display panel shows an F02 code and continues to beep. What can I do? Please help me I am desperate.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    My kenmore elite finish washing my clothes, but when i open the door the washer didnt rinse and drain the water. i try to put it to rinse and drain again, but continue with the same problem...

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    f 35 code displays on my frontloading Kenmore elite washer



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Dea, F02 is the code for long drain. Your filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 screws. The panel will drop and come off. The filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels and unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in. See if the washer comes back to back

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

  • JSAlberta Jan 23, 2011

    Had this problem on my front load washer, cleaned the pump filter as stated by Catriver, found a sock and coins in it, Problem solved. Thanks Catriver.




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Exactly the fix need......thanks a bunch

Posted on Feb 24, 2008



Perfect Fix thank you!

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


Had same problem. Followed Catriver's advice on post (i.e., remove bottom panel three screws, unscrew filter cap (have lots of towels cause it will drain), remove filter and voila!). Found one sock, a quarter, and some other junk clogging the drain. Saved $55 house service call. Thanks all!

Posted on Dec 13, 2007



Exactly what was wrong with my machine. Easy fix!!!

Thanks so much.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007


I also was able to fix my problem in fifteen minutes with this solution. Thanks catriver. The only issue i had was catching the water...many many towels...

Posted on Oct 03, 2007


This was exactly the problem. Fix it in a matter of minutes. thanks catriver

Posted on Sep 24, 2007


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Also, please check for any stucked clothe inside a washer'ssidfe( they are coverred with rubber). That had happened to me unfortunately. So double check before you get a holdn of a screwgun::)

Posted on May 06, 2007

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