My code is E21 how do i fix this without paying for a service call. My warrenty ran out 3 weeks ago imagine that
E21 indicates a drain pump error or slow draining. If it is a clogged filter, you fix this yourself. (Standing water is usually still in the washer with this error.) Unfortunately, if it is something else, a service call may be needed.
Unplug the washer before starting the following procedure.
The first step is to check if your washer has a lower access panel. If it does, then remove the panel. Find the drain motor and the two hoses (drain and washer sump) that connect to it. Have a bucket ready to catch the water from the hoses. Since the hoses are connected by hose clamps you will need a set of pliers to loosen. Remove the hoses and let the water in them drain out. Check for any clogs and check the coin catcher filter (it's inside the main hose) for foreign objects. Remove the blockages. Then check for around and inside the pump (and the impellers) for any object and remove anything that doesn't belong.
If your washer doesn't have an access panel, you can get to the drain motor from the back, bottom or front of the washer. Pull off the panel (usually screws hold it in place) if you are accessing the unit from the front or back. If you go from the bottom, remove the storage drawer and pedestal if you have installed those. Then remove the bolts that hold the drain motor to the washer frame. Remove the wiring harness and the drain and sump hoses. The pump can then be removed and cleaned. Follow the directions above to check for clogs or foreign objects.
Then reassemble the washer (pump, drain motor, hoses, wiring). Replace the panel. Plug the unit back in and see if the unit will drain without the error. (Just try the drain/spin cycle and see if the unit spins rapidly. There is not reason to do a full wash.)
If you add a comment with your Frigidaire washer model number, I'll be glad to give more specific information for additional repair options.
Aug 22, 2011 |
Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer