I got the F02 error and opened the pump to find 1/2 a fishing weight in the bottom. I suspect that was the triggering event. When I worked with the pump to get it to continue on (hate to buy a new one if it's not needed) I have found that the still-intact impeller and shaft have started a journey out of the motor - advancing toward the intake - causing cavitation and non-pumping. Being ever frugal, I pressed them back in place with a satisfying "snap" as it hit the back wall of the pump housing. It worked GREAT, but about every other load that turkey works its way back out to a non functioning position. Thank heavens for the drain pan under the washer!
I suspect I'm destined to press "ORDER NOW" on a new pump, but do you have any other tips or hints which might make the shaft "stay put" in the motor and not work it's way out? Something like "take the housing off the motor, search for a tiny keeper, press shaft into place, place keeper back on shaft, place motor back in housing".
If the impeller and shaft are pushing out and you have to push back in then you will need to replace the drain pump 280187 as it is damaged.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, June 06, 2013