The manual for my washer says to remove this hose and place in a drain pan, pull the plug and drain water. then remove and clean filter and replace filter, replace plug and tuck everything back in.
The small drain next to the filter, drips only does not even trickle. If my wife opens the filter water goes all over the floor. I tried blowing through the drain hose and it seems to be plugged up but not sure there.
In all likelihood the rubber drain hose is clogged.I had the same problem with my LG front loader.The hose was clogged with sand and dirt almost the entire length of the hose.The following solution is far simpler than taking the dryer apart to clear the drain hose.Besides I figure this same thing could keep reoccurring with all the sand and dirt we get in our clothes here in East Texas.
I purchased about 4 feet of 3/16 inch OD vinyl tubing and adapted it to fit on the end of a garden hose.The adapter gizmo included a valve so I could control the water flow and not give myself a bath.A picture of the gizmo is included below.Make sure that when you connect the water hose to the faucet that the faucet valve is just slightly opened and that the gizmo valve is closed.Using the gizmo is straight forward.First remove the drain filter and than insert the vinyl tubing in the end of the rubber drain hose and slowly open the valve on the gizmo.Make sure you have a large pan or bucket underneath the drain hose to catch the debris and water.Slowly advance the tubing up inside the hose until it won’t go any further.By this time water will also be running out of the drain filter cavity which will indicate the clog has been removed.Continue back flushing for a few more seconds to assure all the debris has been cleared, than clean up and you’re finished.
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The F21 error code indicates a long drain. Here are some tips that should help you resolve this problem:
Check your washer drain to make sure that it is draining properly.
Check the drain hose for kinks and clogs. Make sure that it is installed properly per the instructions in your owner's manual. An improperly installed drain hose can prevent the washer from draining properly.
Check for excessive suds in the washer tub. Excessive suds can prevent the washer from draining properly and will result in the F21 code. Make sure that you are using the proper amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent to prevent excessive suds.
Place a shallow pan on the floor beside the washer and then pull the drain hose out and place the end of it in the shallow pan to see if the washer will gravity drain. If it does, then excessive suds or a drain pump problem could be causing this failure. If the water does not drain or drains extremely slowly, you could have a clog in the drain system of the washer. Follow these steps to check for a clog in the large item filter of the pump:
Unplug the washer.
Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.
Since the washer door is likely still locked, you can manually unlock it by carefully reaching up along the front panel and pulling down on the manual release tab of the door lock assembly until it clicks. You can then open the washer door.
Remove any clothes and then use a wet/dry shop vac to drain any water out of the washer.
Arrange shallow pans and/or towel in front of the large item filter shown in the second image below to catch residual water when you remove this filter.
Remove the large item filter as shown below. It is likely that you will find a clog in this area that is preventing your washer from draining.
If you do not find any clog or restriction in the large item filter and none of the other issues discussed above apply to your situation, then you could have a failed drain pump. If the pump is damaged and will not pump out water then it will need to be replaced.
These tips should help you resolve the F21 error code issue in your washer. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.
If the machine has drained the water out and clothes are still damp after spinning,there may be something caught in the hose from the bowl to the pump, or not reaching the correct spin speed.Does the machine sound different.Let me know how you went.
You have 2 problems. The manual drain hose is plugged with debris and cannot drain out. You will have to pull the hose out and clean it out.
The other problem is the either drain filter is plugged or the drain pump is broken. You will have to pull the drain filter out and allow all the water to pour onto the floor to check the drain filter. If the drain filter is clean, then you have a broken drain pump and needs to be replaced.
Hi dear.OE code meaning on Lg washer's"machine unable to drain in 10minutes". You can make a little test.Please remove the filter & pour some water in side drum ,watch for water coming out of filter.If it's slow, tub to pump hose clogged.(there must be some sort of fluff or coin clogging hose)if it's not slow,waters comes out freely, run machine on drain cycle & check the pump motor is it running smoothly?If not change the pump.I hope that helps.Thanks.
OE is actually DE - Drain Error. Pop open the little door on the bottom left of your washer, and unscrew the cap on the little tube on the left. ***Water will drain out!***
Once the water is out, unscrew the bigger tube on the right. This holds your drain filter. It is likely clogged, so clean it out and reinstall the filter and cap from the small hose.
Hopefully this fixes it!
The water inside the tub will drain out when the pump filter is removed from the pump housing and flood the base of the washer. If not, the tub drain hose is clogged preventing the water to drain into the pump housing then out.
The door is locked because the foam switch in the pressure switch is open due to the presence of water after the unsuccessful drain cycle.
Disconnect the washer from the power outlet. Remove the three screws holding the lower front access panel to the cabinet and pull the panel down to access the pump housing.
Squeeze the clamp that hold the tub drain hose to the pump housing and slide it back. Prepare a pan to catch the water to prevent flooding. The tub drain hose maybe difficult to remove and you may need to insert something under it to break the seal and pull it off.
Remove the tub drain hose from the tub by squeezing the securing clamp and pulling it off the tub drain outlet. Clear the hose and the tub drain outlet from any debris.
Reinstall the tub drain hose and manually unlock the door before reinstalling the access panel. Reach and pull the release ring behind and up the right side of the front panel, then open the door.
On the front bottom left is a small access paner about 5 x3 1/2 in. Gently pop it open from the top. Tou will see a black drain hose with a plug in the end. Place a pan on the floor and remove the plug and drain the resudial water from the machine until it stops. Then, unscrew the filter in the same opening counter clockwise to remove it. Clean and replace in the reverse order installing plug in hose and do not over tighten filter. Run a load and check for leaks and replace panel.
If you have the LG brand you posted under: Open the access door at the lower left on the front of the washer. Place the end of the small hose into a shallow pan and remove the end plug to drain the remaining water out of the machine. If water does not come out, the hose may be plugged with sand. In that case, pull the washer about 18 inches or so out into the room and tilt it back so the back rests on the wall and the front legs are in the air first before then removing the filter by unscrewing the big knob in that access area. Clean out the filter and reassemble. Test. If still no pump out, the pump impeller may have come off the pump motor shaft, which would require pump motor replacement.
Drain Problem Error.
sure that drain hose and drain filter are not bent or clogged. In case
of there are objects in the drain filter, It might drain to slow or not
HOW TO CLEAN THE DRAIN FILTER
1. Allow the washer to cool down before cleaning the drain pump filter.
2. Open the lower cover cap with a tool such as coin. 3. At this time
use a catch pan to prevent water from flowing onto the floor. Unplug
the drain plug, allowing the water to flow out. When water does not
flow any more, turn the pump filter open to the left. 4. Remove any
foreign objects from the pump filter. After cleaning, turn the pump
filter clockwise and insert the drain plug to the original place. Close
the lower cover cap. If the drain filter is not clogged, you will need
to call LG Customer Service at 800-243-0000.