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KENMORE WASHER I HAVE A KENMORE ELITE FRONT LOAD WASHER AND IT DOESN'T RINSE THE DISPLAY SHOWS F21.

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"F21" is a Drain Error code. I would suggest you check your drain pump reservoir for any obstructions. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

The pump reservoir can become clogged with debris and present a slow drain problem. If anything has been clogged in the pump for any significant length of time, it can potentially cause damage to the drain pump. If you clean the pump out and the problem does not go away, you will have to replace the drain pump. If it comes to this, let me know and I can give you further advice on where to obtain a replacment and how to replace it. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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F21 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washers


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F21” error code.

“F21” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

  1. First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
  2. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
  3. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
  4. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

on Apr 05, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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F21 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washers


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F21” error code.

“F21” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

  1. First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
  2. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
  3. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
  4. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

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My kenmore washier is showing a code f21 when it gets ready to drain. it's a kenmore elite 5


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

F21 error is displayed when the washer is unable to drain, press PAUSE/CANCEL button twice to clear the display. After this please check the drain hose and drain pump filter for any blockages and make sure it is not clogged with foreign particles. You can also check the drain pump to verify that its working. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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Hi there i have the kenmore elite 45986 my washer is showing f21 i cannot seem to unlock the door i have checked the top drain it looks fine i called to have sears come out to check it out and they want...


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your post I understand you have a F21 problem with a Kenmore washer, the F21 error means an excessive drain time was detected as you may or may not already know...also the reason the door won't unlock.


If you follow the link to my solution to this error designed specifically for "do-it-yourselfers" you should be fixed up in no time...including unlocking the door. (It's much quicker for me than pasting or retyping the complete solution several hundred times, that's how common this is)

http://www.fixya.com/support/r9090359-whirlpool_frontload_f2_f21_sd_suds

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My machine will not finish load. it flashes the f21.. i unplug it it goes to 85 minutes. i reset it to rinse and spin. remove the 2nd rinse. sometimes it goes through sometimes it doesn't and goes back...


Hello,

The F21 error code is displayed when the water didn't drain in the normal time,the usual reason the washer did nto drain with in the normal time is because the filter screen on the pump is clogged. This tip i wrote will show ya how to take apart the washer and clean the filter on the pump.
http://www1.fixya.com/support/r10121384-check_when_duet_washer_door_locked_after


GENE

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He3 elite kenmore- sUD and F21 error


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Sud SUDS LOCK (Overdose of Detergent detected during the Wash Cycle)
The motor control unit senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If "Sud" is displayed a potential suds lock is detected. This may signify a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent, or excessive suds.
  • If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/Spin cycle, then a Normal cycle, without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
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  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
  • Check Drain Pump
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sounds as if you have a drain issue, most common cause of fault is theres something stuck in the pump housing. remove the lower acess panel(3 screws along the bottom of the forn of unit) youll gain acess to the pump housing, remove the large cover to the "button trap" by uncscrewimg the cover, it will be righthin front of you in the center of machine when cover removed, im sure youll find your blockage within there

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I HAVE A KENMORE ELITE WASHER AND IT STOPS IN THEN MIDDLE OF THE CYCLE AND DOESN'T RISNSE. THE DISPLAYS SHOWS F21. CAN YOU LET ME KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?

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