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F02 what does it mean

My washer is not draining or spinning on every load. It is displaying an F02 when it gets to the drain and spin part. I have unpluged and that did nothing. I just keep starting the drain and spin cycle over and over till it works again. Can someone tell me what the F02 means from the manuel?

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    F02

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    error code f 02

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I am done with this machine. I HATE IT! Today, the problem is the F 02.....yesterday it was the F11. I keep resetting it to go back to drain and spin...it works for about 10 minutes and the....beep, beep, beep...F 02.....F 02. HELP

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    Mine doesn't drain all the way on any cycle, I have to repeat a drain/spin cycle to get the machine to finish.

  • WiseFun Jan 20, 2009

    F02 error. weak clicking noises instead of the normal stronge clicks when it use to wash correctly.

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I have had this issue more than once. It was an easy fix for me (maybe a 20 minute job and best of all no money). For my F 02 error it was my 4 year olds socks that some how got down the drain line and stuck in the clean out. Here is what you do. There are 3 screws bottom of the front access plate. Remove these and the lower access plate will pop right off. Right in front you will see the pump and the drain line. It has a clean out right there. Unscrew the cap (be ready for alot of water to rush out, so have alot of towels ready). Once the water is drained remove the cap. The cap has a trap so that larger items do not get to the pump. This is where I find the socks stuck. Clean it out, tighten the cap back into place, put the access panel back on, and hit run. Has worked for me at leaste 3 times. Those pesky kid socks every time.

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F02 is a drainage problem see codes here. There may be blockage in the drain tube or someone may have to go inside the machine to remove bockage befor the outside drain tube. good luck

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THESE ERROR CODES ARE UNIQUE TO EVERY MANUFACTURER. MY BEST GUESS IS THAT YOUR LOADING DOOR SAFETY SWITCH IS BAD. IT IS THERE TO SHUT DOWN WASHER IF A SMALL CHILD OPENS THE DOOR DURING ANY MODE WHERE THE AGITATOR OR DRUM IS SPINNING. IT SHOULD NOT BE AN EXPENSIVE REPAIR SO BEWARE!!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2007

    THERE IS ALSO ON SOME NEW MODELS A LOAD BALANCE SENSOR THAT KEEPS YOUR WASHER FROM "WALKING ACROSSTHE FLOOR"

    ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU NEVER GO OVER YOUR WASHERS SPECIFIED LOAD LIMIT. AMD MAKE SURE THE ARTICLES YOUR WASHING ARE EVENLY DISTRBUTED IN THE WASHER.

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