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I have a whirlpool duet sport washer front loader and this F-21 comes up in the display and the washer stops and the door is locked help

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"F21" is a Drain Problem error. If you press PAUSE/CANCEL and it does not correct the problem, you will have to perform the following:

- First of all, the manufacturer recommends unplugging the washer for at 30 minutes before assuming you have a component failure. In some cases, this is all that is required to clear common "glitches". If the problem can't be a explained away as a momentary computer related problem, then continue below:

- Inspect the Drain Pump for clogs - the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet

- Inspect the drain hoses for clogs - this includes the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump, as well as, the drain hose that exits the puimp and runs to the standpipe at the wall.
- Inspect the drain hoses for kinks.

If the error code still persists after you perform all these preliminary measures, it is recommended that you replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the drain pump in this washer. If foreign objects remain in the pump for extended periods of time, it can potentially damage the impeller and motor. The result will be a drain pump that APPEARS to be running, but isn't pumping water like it should. If the pump is damaged, please let me know and I can assist you with locating replacement parts. The cost is usually about $100 or less, if you perform the repairs yourself. I also have step-by-step instructions if needed. I will need to know your MODEL number if this is the case. Hopefully, it won't come to that. The answer is not spend MORE money on another appliance. You can learn through expert advice how to repair your appliances yourself and avoid the expensive service call. I hope you agree.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you require further assistance, please let me know.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

The correct answer is to refer to the tech sheet inside the washer. It has all the error codes and troubleshooting advice. No need to buy a new washer when you have to ability to read. Unplugging the washer for a few minutes will NOT correct this problem!

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Peace Friend,
ngafm At your service!

With an error code the only way to find and to repair this is,

First unplug the washer and wait a few minutes then restart it like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
If it corrects the problem GREAT.


If not only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.


How old is the appliance?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket!
The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!


Bless You ngafm
PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD RATING HERE AT FIXYA.COM BEFORE YOU SIGN OFF.

Thank You

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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