March 8th, 2010, 03:38 PM
HE2 Plus (110.47532601) Pump Problem?
Hello all, I am new to the forum and will thank you all in advance for your assistance.
I have a 2-3 year old Kenmore HE2 Plus front loader washer (110.47532601) that was found to have standing water in the tub and giving error code f-21. I have check the drain line and found it to be free of clogs and kinks.
Am I safe to assume that the pump needs to be replaced? Can I accomplish this myself?
March 8th, 2010, 04:23 PM
you should also check the pump filter for debris its part#14 in link below http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...0607083&blt=06
i would also check the tub to pump hose for debris,clogs #6 in diagram , tell us how that goes
Last edited by pucara; March 8th, 2010 at 04:44 PM.
March 8th, 2010, 07:52 PM
I checked the filter and found a good amount of debris (change etc..) I clean all this out and replaced the filter thinking i had solved the problem. I then started a test load.
A decent amount of time passed when I found that the f-21 code was again flashing. I also noted a humming sound during the test load that I dont remember ever hearing.
I removed the filter again and a large amount of water (from th tub) came out. This leads me to believe that it is the pump. Based on the humming?
The only thing that confuses me is that I took the drain hose out of the wall drain. I then disconnected it from the pump. I then attempted to blow air through it with my mouth. I found a good amount of resistance. Water came out of the pump end however when I lifted the drain end of this hose.
March 8th, 2010, 07:57 PM
there shouldnt be much resistance in that drain hose, run something down that hose to try to unblock it
March 9th, 2010, 05:34 AM
The drain hose was clogged. Thanks for the fast response and assistance..
March 9th, 2010, 06:11 AM
no problem, also if your pump is noisier than usual it pobablr is getting tired so that the next thing you'd have to do is replace that pump, if you need it just come back to this post and Jake will link you to the correct part you need
March 9th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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