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Maytag epic z (mhwz400tq02) F-21 Error

I'm getting this error code on a washer I just purchased used. In the research I've done it appears to be related to a slow drain time, which could be the pump/lines or any number of things causing it to not drain. Well, I took the pump apart and there was gunk built up, put it back together and it worked for a few days, but now it's getting the error again. When I put a shop-vac to the drain line, it sucks the water out no problem, which is leading me to believe it's the pump, I just don't want to replace it with as pricey as it is, if there's another potential issue. Any thoughts?

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SOURCE: I have a whirlpool front load washing machine model WFW8300SW00

Hay Crab.
what I have found is that the washer thinks it is not pumping out .. if your drain pump is clearly removing the all the water in a good time... then the problem is your pressure switch...it is telling the computer that it still has water in the machine...

replace the pressure switch and it will solve your f21 error.

It is a round unit on the right hand side on top...with a tube and wires going to it...let me know if it helps

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SOURCE: Maytag Epic-Z F-28 error code

F28 is a misc error,
most of the time it is because the washer is NOT LEVEL.
1. Unplug waher,
2. Relevel washer. (make sure all legs are equally distributing weight, so as to ensure no shaking). See owner's manual.
3. Plug in, and use.
Hope this helps.
Jay

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Why won't the washer drain? Pump appears to be

if this issue is because you hear water in the machine when the tub spins......
thats normal, its called the balance ring
centrifical force, pushes the water in the lid, outward helping to use the sling weight, as a counter balance
its 100 percent normal to hear sloshing when turning the tub by hand

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Maytoag Bravos Top load washer drains really

Is the drain hose kinked or clogged? Is the drain hose installed properly? look in the installation Instructions, Press POWER/CANCEL to clear display........ hope this helps.....

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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