Question about Maytag EPIC MFW9600S
I have the same problem. If you wouldn't mind sharing, what was the fix??
If it's not draining properly and shows this F02 Code there may be a simple solution. Take the bottom front panel off (it has 3 screws.) There will be an off white circular plastic thing there. Resembles the top to a cannister. Twist it off. There will be a good bit of water if it hasn't drained properly. I put a cookie sheet under it to catch most of the water. Once you completely unscrew the top off hopefully your problem will be right there. Unbelievable...we found 2 socks, a glove, a bead, coins and don't ask me but there was a nail in there as well. I was so happy that we didn't need to pay a repair man.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
We had this problem after our baby's socks started going missing in the wash cycle. We found them in two places: 1. Underneath the rubber gasket of the front-loading drum, and, 2. In the drain line, but not in the hose that comes out of the back of the machine. The manual and website make no mention of the three torx screws on the front, lower panel that can be removed, exposing a drain that can then be unscrewed (be prepared for A LOT of water to come out of here if you haven't been able to get it to drain). Inside here we found the culprit baby socks, removed them, ran a fan on the exposed electronics over night to dry them out, and put it back together. Problem solved. It's unbelievable that this information is not in the manual but had to be googled from sites like this. Hope this helps someone else and prevents an expensive service call. Maytag, you ****!
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Thank you so much for helping us with this problem we did exactly what you said and found hair ribbons stuck in the strainer. Thank you for your good advice saved us a ton of money!!!
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
This was a great fix but we had some issues you'll want to note. I needed a lot more than a cookie sheet! Have a lot of towels and a shop vac to **** out the water when you let the drain go, if nothing else, just to be safe. Also, if you don't have the plug aligned just right when you reassemble, you will have a leak. Test it before you button the thing back up and start you're bleach load:)
Posted on May 31, 2010
I stopped the error from coming up by cleaning out the drain hose ... I took the hose off the machine and pulled it out of the drain - it was seriously blocked with all sorts of build-up. Luckily I did not need to install a stint or do a complete by-pass (buy a new hose). All I did was flush it out with a lot of water from a hose. It is clear to me that we use way too much fabric softener and a smooth drain line would be better than the line supplied with the washing machine.
Posted on Jun 19, 2011
I had this same problem with my kids' socks (although they're not babies, they're 4 & 5). To prevent it from happening, put the small items in a laundry bag. One of those mesh ones that has a zipper.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
Great fix! I would suggest taking the pump assembly loose from the three rubber feet and pulling it forward so you can easily and mess free drain it! Otherwise you WILL have water to clean up. Also, don't unscrew the cap all the way, do it partially and you will save yourself some clean up as well.
Posted on Nov 23, 2012
We have a Maytag DUET set and the washer recently started with the F02 error. I removed the 3 screws (7mm hex head), one at each end and one in the middle. The lower front panel just below the door; the screws are at the bottom of the lower front panel.
Sure enough the white removed easily and it was full of stuff...coins, pens, hair tie, cloth coin purse.... I cleaned it out, reassembled and am running my first load as I write this. Part of the load are the towels that soaked drainage water from the white tube thingy.
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
Reduce the amount of water that comes out of the trap by using a cup and scooping out as much as you can from the main part if the washer. You will be shocked how much is in the tub and what remains is maybe a cookie sheet and a bath towel worth of water.
Posted on May 01, 2016
The comments above are pretty much spot on. I started having the exact issue after using the washer for around seven years and never cleaning out the trap. I think the amount of water that comes out when you open the trap has to do with how badly blocked it is, and if it is draining at all or not. I found about five or six baby socks, and bunch of bobby pins and some change, but did not have too much water coming out when I opened it up. I also found a step by step youtube video showing you exactly how to do this. The whole procedure took me about five minutes.
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
Omgosh.....I randomly searched to see what the error code meant... Found this thread. Amazing! Washer is fixed. However..... My basement was flooded. Be prepares there can be a lot more water In there than a cookie sheet and towels can handle! And another thing how in the heck to socks get down there?!?
Posted on Nov 04, 2014
One thing I'd like to add: Make sure to clean out the rubber gasket before re-installing filter assembly. It builds up a lot of sediment and seal might be compromised if put back without wiping off any sediment. Just use warm tap water.
Now that I know how much junk can accumulate, I'd also suggest this clean up be done regularly (maybe once a year?).
Posted on Dec 18, 2013
The only thing I can stress to the reader...a cookie sheet will not cut it for water....I had 6 towels ready and it still was a mess. Be prepared for alot of water to pour out as soon as you take cap off. However...socks hair ties erasers and other objects were all in there. The odor was awful to so that should help with those items no longer there...
Posted on Dec 24, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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F02 is a drain error in your washer, if the unit is unable to drain then after 4 minutes it will display suds and then F02. The first thing that should be done is cleaning the drain hose and the drain pump filter, you can take out three torx screws from the bottom front panel and then clean the area completely, lift up the cap to clean the filter. If the error returns then check the drain pump if it is not working then replacing the pump is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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