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Whrilpool f21 fault fix

Its a very common fault but there is a lot of frustration around its fix the fault is a block causing your pump to not work correctly the whole pump pipe lines and so on need to be taken off the filters need to be cleaned to perfection the pump must be taken apart and cleared of any small parts that could have pumped into it. then when your sure there are no blocks filters all clean re assemble the unit re connect the hoses and plug the washer back in and it will work fine.


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1985 Ford Bronco 2 choke plate not closing


The choke butterfly (choke plate as you call it) can only be partially closed when the engine is cold. It is used to create a low pressure under in the throat of the carby which causes excess fuel into the engine when cranking and early running to help warm up and to prevent the carby icing up. After a few minutes the butterfly will be fully open and remain that way while the engine is at operating temp. As to the engine stopping down the road look for another fault -- Like incorrect fuel cap on tank , blocked fuel filter, dirty air filter If the engine starts easily and runs I doubt that the fault will be in the carby.

May 04, 2013 | 1985 Ford Bronco II

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What is the F21 code and how do I fix it


its a very common fault but there is a lot of frustration around its fix the fault is a block causing your pump to not work correctly the whole pump pipe lines and so on need to be taken off the filters need to be cleaned to perfection the pump must be taken apart and cleared of any small parts that could have pumped into it. then when your sure there are no blocks filters all clean re assemble the unit re connect the hoses and plug the washer back in and it will work fine.


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Jan 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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We have a Whirlpool Duet HE washer/dryer. The washer keeps saying ''sud'' and we also get a ''F21'' error. The washer will not drain, and we are getting frustrated. Any idea on how to fix this?


If this is a Whirlpool Duet series washer, "F21" is a Long Drain error code. This may be an indication that you have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. Most commonly, this means there is something lodged in the drain pump or inlet line running from the wash tub to the pump. There is a white screw off cap on the drain pump that you can remove to inspect the pump impeller and clean. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608588-f21_error_code

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris and small articles of clothing such as socks or under garments can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: The "SUD" error code can often occur in conjunction with the "F21" error code. This is due to air being detected in the drainage system, which can occur if the pump is not running, or if you have an obstruction BEFORE the pump. You need to remove the inlet hose from the pump to ensure it is also not blocked. Correct your drainage system fault, and the SUD error should go away.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced. If the pump requires replacement, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574350-replacing_the_drain_pump_in_a_front_load

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Feb 12, 2010 | Washing Machines

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The top thread will not grab the bobbin thread to complete a stitch.


its common, but easy to fix,,,ok......first things first, 1. bobbin in bobbin case correctly 2. machine threaded correctly 3. tension set around 3-4 upper 4. when was the last time machine was serviced

Jan 20, 2008 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

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