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Front loader washer f02 code

I have had a tec out to repair the broken stablizers shocks and now i have a constant f02 code when it goes into the final rinse cycle. what can i do i have cleared the drain under the washer and found quarters and rinsed the whole trap thing and even took apart the black thing next to the drain to with properellas inside that seemed to be fine but it is not spinning and rinsing

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  • pazclan Aug 26, 2008

    Could the pump/drain be damaged even though it is draining in the beginning of the cycle but when it gets to the end rinse/drain cycle it gives me either suds or f02?



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If you have already cleared the drain pump reservoir and verified the drain hoses are all clear, you may have a drain pump that is damaged and is not pumping any longer. The following link explains the "F02" error, just in case you didn't know:

The link recommends replacing the drain pump as corrective action if all the preliminary checks prove unsuccessful. Since you mentioned you found quarters inside the pump, its a good possiblity the pump impeller and/or motor has been damaged and is no longer pumping. This next link explains how to replace the pump:

You can perform this repair yourself, if you wish to save yourself another service call. If this was a Sears service call, their repairs used to be guaranteed for 90 days. Which means, if the repairman fixed the machine and it breaks again within the 90 day period, the next service call should be free of charge. If you do not have such a guarantee and wish to repair this yourself, a replacement pump can be found at Just type in your model number and follow the parts listings on the next page. For comparative shopping, also carries the part, sometimes for less. I hope this helps you. If you require addtional assistance, please let me know.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Aug 26, 2008


    I apologize for taking so long getting back to you on this. To answer your question, yes it is possible. This is just a theory, but you may have a motor winding (the black thing you referenced) that is failing. If the motor gets hot, it may be seizing up. Hence, the reason why it may work sometimes and not all the time. Since you found change and other obstructions blocking the pump, and have already cleaned out the ALL the drain lines and reservoir, I can only assume you may have a damaged pump. I need to emphasize the drain lines includes the line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. I have found wash cloths, socks, underwear, and clumps of dirt lodged in this area, restricting drain flow. However, if this were the case, the pump would be slow to drain all the time. That's why I recommended you replace the pump. If this is a Duet or Kenmore Elite, the pump usually runs about $70. You can find it at by typing in your model number and using the reference pages on the next page. The pump is sold as an entire assembly. If you have further questions, let me know.



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