F2 Error code on Kenmore Elite HE3 washer

After 8 years of almost daily use I got my first error code on the washer. After a little googling around it seemed as though it might be as simple as clearing out the filter. I followed these simple steps and everything seems to be back on track again:

  • Unplug the washing machine.
  • Remove the panel on the front by removing three screws at the very bottom. You will probably need to tilt it back to get a good angle on them.
  • The pump is in the center and has a plastic handle that can be unscrewed to remove the filter. As you unscrew it water will come out. Be ready with some towels.
  • Look amazed at the dirty filter.
  • Clean the filter.
  • Put it all back in.

I did a small load with the front panel off just to make sure there were no leaks before I put it back on.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:10 pm March 12, 2014

Thank you! worked perfectly (YES we had a lot of water come out!) Found four $5.00 bills amongst the rest of the “yuck”!

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