Question about Washing Machines
F2 code is water level to high
Washer Error Codes
Below is a list of washer error codes for HE & conventional top load washers and front load washers. As more error codes are found or published, we will add to the list. Right now you will find error codes for Asko, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool. This list might not be complete and should be used for reference only.
Asko Washer Error Codes
• F1--Water supply/low water fill.
o 1. Check water supply to machine.
o 2. Replace water inlet valve.
• F2--Water level too high.
o 1. Plugged/Bad water pump.
o 2. Faulty water valve.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The error code must be cleared first to make the machine back into operation. You have to press the PAUSE/CANCEL button twice to clear the error on the display.
The only filter the machine has is the one you removed to clean the pump. When the error is cleared, you can check the pump whether it is operating properly or not by running the diagnostic test.
Diagnostic Test Mode Procedure
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
SOURCE: F02 Error Code on Kenmore
Hello, welcome to FixYa.
Based on your information posted I understand you have the Kenmore HE3t washer, correct ?
Reading your description and factoring in all you've done and inspected, it may in fact be a faulty pump...(the F02 ultimate worse case) even if it is draining slowly it does not rule it out, trust me I've seen many of them.
By reading your post I've gathered you are pretty thorough so I don't expect you missed it, but I must mention it or I wouldn't be thorough either, I think you can appreciate that, have you checked the back-flow/check ball ?
If not, here's how...
Pull the boot off if you have not and just see if anything has got in there to obstruct the "ball" from working correctly. It is shown here...(this is from the back, but you can do it from the front...just not as easily...in my opinion)
Undo the clamp and inspect inside...if you have not already.
It's amazing how often I find this ball "stuck" or the bellows clogged with debris of all sorts of items...definately worth looking into before declaring the pump has failed. Good luck. Let me know how you make out as I said and if I can help you in any manner going forward I will do whatever I can.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2011
"F02" is a Long Drain error (as you well know by now). The error code is generated when the drain time exceeds 8 minutes. If the pump motor or impeller is damaged and it is not pumping at the correct volume, the error code will continue until the pump is replaced.
I applaud your effrots. You isolated the source and did all the necessary steps required to clear this error code, but if you perform all these preliminary measures and still have problems, the rule of thumb is to replace the pump.
The "SUDS" error can occur in conjunction with the "F02" error. If the pump is not functioning properly and air is detected in the drainage system, you will get the SUDS error as well.
"F09" is an overflow condition error code which has many causes, inlcuding the drain pump. Everything seems to point to the drain pump in this one. Replace it and your problems may go away.
A replacement can be purchased at any of the following web sites:
Use whatever part source you like, but I have found these sites to be the most reliable and offer competitive pricing.
If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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This is a general remedy for most Whirlpool made front-load machines, such as Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Amana etc. The "Sd" or "F2" is the same as F21 on most Whirlpool washer's and indicates the machine has detected too much soap or a obstruction in the drain process.
Chances are the pump itself is being obstructed by debris or some other foreign object as opposed to being faulty, although the faulty pump can`t be ruled out...yet.
**This is also the reason for a no spin & the "suds" message if applicable**
Here`s how to check it and clean it...
**Turn off the breaker at the service panel or unplug the washer from the wall socket...safety first**
1) locate the screws in front at the very bottom of the panel below the door and pull the panel down and forward until it is off. They will be either 1/4" hex head or #20 torx head screws.
2) You will immediately see the drain pump in front of you with a large removable filter. ( **see image below...this is were a wet-dry shop vac and towels come in handy, also the use of the removed panel as a catch pan is beneficial...but you may still get wet ) 3) Turn it counter-clockwise should allow you to remove it and inspect it and clean it out. Make a good thorough inspection inside the pump as well not just the removable filter.
4) Re-insert the filter and before placing the panel back run a test rinse/drain cycle to inspect for leaks and to verify the unit drains and spins now.
( If the problem still exist`s the Sd or "F2" or "F21" will re-appear. If so you`ll need to check the hose/rubber bellows from pump to tub...back-flow ball...for other obstructions ).
5) If all appears OK after your efforts, well your efforts paid off...pat yourself on the back. You just saved yourself potentially a couple hundred bucks !
Now You should be good to go. Re-attach the lower panel and you`re back in business.
**NOTE: if this still fails to remedy the Sd, F2, F21 or if it returns immediately during the next drain you may require a pump unfortunately...part # 280187 available at "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" etc.
**This however can also be caused by the back-flow ball inside the bellows which connects the tub to the pump. There is a large clamp which secures it to the tub, but if you remove it to clean out all the dirt built up inside, make sure you get it good and secure when putting it back.**
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Posted on Feb 23, 2011
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F2 is a drain error in your washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display F2. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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F2 is a drain error in your washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display sud and then F2. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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