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Hi, i have a kenmore elite, smartwash HE3 front loading washer. f21 keeps appearing, and door remains locked even after pressing stop, and the power button. it goes off after awhile, and clothes are still very wet, after being spun quite a few times. then i spin it again, and the door stays locked, with f21 appearing again.

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    It stops before wringing out the clothes and leaves them soaking wet. The code f21 appears

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