The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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not draining or spinning during cycle or on drain and spin

washer stops within cycle not drained. after load lightened will resume, but stop at drain & spin cycle. makes funny grinding noise on spin and beeps f2

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The drain line is probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump and pull the item out.

To remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to grab and remove the clothing through the port.

Sometimes you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.

If the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken. If so, you need to replace the pump.

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F2 = Long Drain

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and “F/02” is

flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later

the F/02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked

• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.

• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects

• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

So, just like mayer said, watch the socks ;-)

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