Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
I have had a front load washer for about a year and a half. It has decided to post a F21 code about 5 minutes into the cycle. When opening up the washer, my clothes are still dry. It is not putting water into the washer to start the cycle. I have checked all the hoses. I have cleaned out the filter. I have even taken apart the pump to see if it was clogged. Nothing!!! It sounds like it is in in the draining cycle and won't signal that it is the start of the cycle, not the end. Help!! We are very frustrated and have a family of 5's laundry piling up in our house!!
No, it is not in the draining cycle. it is in the water inlet solenoid. check if there is power to the water inlet solenoid and check also if there is water going into the unit.
if there is power to the solenoid, then check the water inlet filter, it could be clogged also.
as you remove the hose to the water inlet valve, check the crisscross plastic at the center of the inlet valve, that is the inlet valve water filter. clean it if it is dirty or clogged.
if there is no power, check the wires that goes into it. make sure that it is connected properly to the valve
F21 stands for no water flowing to the unit. it has this water flow sensor. it senses if there is water flowing tio the unit. if there is no water after 5 minutes, the alarm will flash.
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