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Error F21 was showing so we took the bottom front cover off & cleaned the pump trap out but it is still not drainning at all. Could the pump be out and is that something we can fix ourselves?

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Something must have slipped from the filter to the pump impeller, of course you can check for yourself. Only you need good clip grip pliers to tackle the clips. Plug off the mains.

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If you are experiencing drainage issues and cleaning the pump does not work, you may have to replace the drain pump. You will usually experience an "F2", "SUD" or "F21" error code (depending on model number) for a drain blockage problem. Since this error code occurs when the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump motor or impeller becomes damaged, the pump will not pump at the required volume and the error code will continue to occur. Replacement pumps can be purchased on line at:

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Prices vary between these sites, so shop all of them for the best deal.

NOTE: Make sure you also check the drain hose and the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the drain pump. Small articles of clothing can commonly get lodged in this area.

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