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I am getting a F21 error

The machine shuts off mid-cycle and doesn't always drain. What is the most likely cause of the error?

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  • jillmcginnit Nov 23, 2008

    Thank you for your fast response to my washing machine question!!! I had washed a newly constructed ragtime quilt and plugged the pump with fuzz....I guess I won't do that again. It took a couple of cleaning cycles before all the fuzz was cleared out, but the machie is working great again. Thank you!!!

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Remove bottom panel and clean out pump and associated hoses

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I have a F21 error, there is a duvet inside in mid-cycle. I suspect it was too big. Can I solve this problem myself and how?


did you remove your drain filter and clean it, if this gets clogged it can cause a slow drain and result in a f21 error code

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Maytag Epic Z Washing Machine shuts down during spin, can I fix it myself?


Hello Brain;



My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.



Error codes are generalized. Both of your codes are drain relative. They will tell you to clean your drain, but there is more to it than that.



You may have a bad drain water level switch, a plugged drain line....



Please send me your model number, So I can see what your have.





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Maytag epic Z Washer shuts down at spin cycle


F21 usually indicates a pump problem however when that is not the problem then the place to look is the board itself as there is a mis communication between it and pump cycle? If the pump cannot operate it will not allow it to go into the spin.

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Maytag washer throwing fault code 21


An "F21" or "F02" error code is indicative of a slow draining cycle, normally caused by a clogged or kinked drain hose. If an "F21" or "F02" error code appears, check the drain hose on the back of your washer to ensure that it is not clogged or bent. Once the drain hose has been unblocked, the error code should disappear and the machine drain properly. However, if you have a high efficiency washing machine and the error code continues to appear, make sure you are using the correct detergent; because high efficiency machines use much less water than traditional washing machines, they require the use of a low sudsing detergent. Traditional detergents may produce too many suds, which can block the machine's drain hose and lead to slower draining cycles.

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It is FO 2 its happpend twice no papper work for it?


Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
Depending upon the type of washing machine, you may notice an "F21" or "F02" error code. An "F21" or "F02" error code is indicative of a slow draining cycle, normally caused by a clogged or kinked drain hose. If an "F21" or "F02" error code appears, check the drain hose on the back of your washer to ensure that it is not clogged or bent. Once the drain hose has been unblocked, the error code should disappear and the machine drain properly. However, if you have a high efficiency washing machine and the error code continues to appear, make sure you are using the correct detergent; because high efficiency machines use much less water than traditional washing machines, they require the use of a low sudsing detergent. Traditional detergents may produce too many suds, which can block the machine's drain hose and lead to slower draining cycles.
Please feel free to post me a comment back if you need help with the dissasembly of this ok?
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F21 code flashes


Lets see what an F-21 is shall we? F21 Long drain Possible cause: Clogged filter, clogged/failed pump, suds detected by control.3a5b94a.jpgb4a897e.jpg55f108d.jpg

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It keeps coming up with the f21 code


"F21" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1484065-f21_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

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 can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

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

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.

NOTE: The "SUDS" error can commonly occur with the F21 error code as this is usually generated when air is sensed in the drainage system.

Oct 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My whirlpool duet front load washing machine stops in mid cycle


F21 = LONG DRAIN ERROR

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off. After 4 minutes the “Sd” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F21 error code will be displayed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear.

Procedure:

1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
6. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
7. Replace the pump.


Alternative Procedure:

If the machine cannot be forced to its diagnostic mode then:

1. Disconnect the washer from the power supply and water supply.
2. Remove the top panel by taking out the three screws in the back of the washer. The pressure switch is right on top.
3. Remove the Molex connector from the water level switch / pressure switch.
Refer to the picture below.
4. Reconnect the power supply but not the water supply.
5. Power the machine. The machine will enter diagnostic mode.
6. Power off the machine.
7. Replace the water level switch / pressure switch.
8. Reconnect the water supply.
9. Power on the machine it will work without error

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Wash cycle stops, F21 error message appears


"F21" is a Long Drain error code. This indicates that you have an obstruction in the drainage system. More than likely you probably have a clog in the drain pump. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1484065-f21_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

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 can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

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

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.

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We get an F2 error and the machine shuts off.


to long to drain,,,press pause/cancel twice..that should it ...happy new year

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