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Error code f-21 how can I tell if the pump is bad

I checked the hose and the filter. Cant find anything clogging either of those. Wondering if it is the pump, but how do i tell if it needs a new pump or not? I also checked for any loose connections but didnt find any.

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According to the whirlpool website the f21 is a communication erroe, nothin to do with pump. if you remove the top panel from washer (3)screws from across the rear of unit, youll find the main control board just under there. i would look for loose wiring connectiond at tha point.


f21=
This error occurs if the touch-pad/LED assembly is not
able to transmit/receive data to/from the central control
unit (CCU).
.
Possible Causes / Procedure
1. Check the touch-pad/LED assembly by selecting
different cycles and changing the modifiers and
options available to confirm the touch-pad/LED is
responding.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the
touch-pad/LED assembly and Central Control Unit

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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F-21=LONG DRAIN If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves shut down. After 4 mins the Sd(slow drain) error will be displayed, 4 mins later the F/21 error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL 2 times to clear display
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Error code 21?


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: 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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I cleaned the pump filter after getting sud error. now i get F 21 code.


Press the pause cancel button 2 times this should clear it. If it does not and the filter and drain hose are clear you will need to replace the pump.

F21 Fault Code Repair

LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off.
NOTES:
After 4 minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the "F/21" error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.

LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off.
NOTES:
After 4 minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the "F/21" error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.

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.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.


LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes the water valves turn off.
NOTES:
After 4 minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the "F/21" error code will be displayed.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.

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.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.

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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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“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
try doing 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

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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.
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also do check for the pump blockage.
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