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F21 error on maytag 3000

I have a Maytag washer 3000 series and I kept getting an error F21. I have had that before when the drain has gotten clogged or there has been something in the reservoir. However, now it seems like the motor that pumps the water out is not working. We got it to work 2x but now it won't work at all. Is this an easy part to replace? I'm fairly handy but I don't want to completely ruin my machine. Do you have any suggestions on where to but a new one? Is the motor failing a common issues on this washer?

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SOURCE: F21 error

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE3T - F21 Error and SUD error

I don't just got done checking and sure enough it was filled with socks, rocks, and small debris. I don't know yet if it fixed it but will know in a few hours. In any case, these items could not have been good. First, try to make sure all water is out. Run on spin cycle for 10 minutes, be prepared for about 4 to 6 cups of water coming out.

the fix: You should always unplug for safety!
There are three screws at the very bottom of washer. You will need and extension and a star tip. They are on good and tight so I used a cordless drill and extension. I'm sorry I can't tell you which star tip I used. I bought a little security kit from harbor freight that has all these tips and one worked. Their is a white canister that has one hose in and another hose out. Just unscrew slowley and clean if dirty. You might be as surprised as I was if you find any junk.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

kel1guy2002
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SOURCE: getting f21 error on my front loading 3000 series

F21 is too long to drain:: (more than 4 mins) Check your drain hose outflow into a couple of 5 gal buckets it should flow pretty fast. If not, there is both a suds sensor and the water level pressure switch that can be causing the problem. Since you do not have SUDS showing on your control panel I am assuming the suds sensor is fine. The water pressure switch itself can cause the problem even if you hear audible clicks when testing with an external hose. A clogged drain pump strainer can do the same thing. Lastly... the obvious... is the drain hose kinked???? Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a front loading 3000 series Maytag washer.

Just had this problem on Sunday. For a FRONT loading 3000 series, remove the front bottom panel (three screws - lay on floor and you can see them). There is a plastic can to the left of the pump. The front cover to this can screws on and off. Be prepared for water to gush out and unscrew the cover to the can. There is a filter/trap in there. Clean this out and it should solve the problem. Not sure why the manual does not cover this.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

KevinWhite
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SOURCE: f21 error on model mhwe300vw13 maytag 3000 it

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.

Kevin

Posted on Aug 05, 2011

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