While I was at work this week my adult daughter got the F2 error on our family's Whirlpool front loader. She disassembled the pump and filter and cleaned it out. When she reassembled she still got the F2 error, so she tried a few "button/reset sequences" she found on the net and finally gave up. She thinks we need a new pump.
She left the pump and hoses, which need replacement or cleaning, disassembled.
So this morning my husband and I start the reassembly and troubleshooting procedure. I found a penny in the large, black, flexible exit hose that feeds into the pump, but otherwise everything connected to the pump and the pump appears to be functioning.
However, there is a 1/4 inch black hose about 2-3 feet long which is dangling down and no one seems to know what it is or where the dangling end should connect to. Several people seemed to think it was some sort of "vent hose" which I thought was unlikely, but I can find no mention of it, so I let it dangle.
Running Rinse/Drain/Spin cycle no serious problem encountered... we do have a slow leak around the door seal, but that's all.
Running the Delicate cycle however, the 1/4 inch black hose spew water to beat the band. The tank also appears to be overfilling with water and oversudsing although so far no error messages have appeared.
Clearly repair by committee is not working.
Does anyone know what this 1/4 inch black hose is and where should the dangling end go? The hose appears to starts about half way up the tank on the right side.