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My Kenmore Elite HE3 washing machine is beeping and the door won't open. The code is F 02. How can I get the door to open?

I don't know the model number because I can't get the door open. It is a Kenmore Elite HE3 front loading machine. The machine has been acting up. Sometimes the SUDS code comes on even when I used half the soap called for. The cycles go until the last few minutes and then stop. I have unplugged the machine to try to reset things but that usually doesn't let me open the door. I can't fine my instruction manual. I am sure these codeas: SUDS or F 02 are in the manual. Please help me!

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Joey S
The door is not going to open if it detects water in it. The door can be manually opened by removing the lower access panel and reaching up under the door lock mechanism and pulling down on the pull tab. You should hear a click and then you can open the door. To remove the lower access panel

disconnect the power cord from the power source

and then remove the screws along the bottom of the access panel. Once you have it removed and the door open, remove your clothes and then plug the power cord in and start a spin and drain cycle. After draining water,

disconnect the power cord

and then remove the drain pump cover and clean out the debris. Note: There will be water remaining in the tub and pump so have a shallow pan and towels handy.

I added a couple of links below that will answer your question.

Why does my Kenmore front load washer model 110.42822201 run the cycle until the end and then display F2 or SUD?



Why won't the door open on my Kenmore front-loading washer?



If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
September 1st, 2010
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Manage My Life
I see someone else asked a similar question. I found this great link on why your washer is getting "F02" error code. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question you can visit the link I provided you with. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
August 31st, 2010
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