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Whirlpool duet will not drain, F21 error code

I washed an old bathmat with the rubber backing in my new Whirlpool duet washer… have done this many times before with my old machine with no issues. Well this time the rubber backing disintegrated into a million pieces and now my washer will not drain and is giving the F21 error code. If I run it through the spin/drain cycle a couple of times the washer does empty but that doesn’t stop it from doing it again the next load. Help!

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  • r_ellerbeck May 19, 2009

    Had o completely remove the pump and all hoses from the bottom of the drum to the drain...what a pain!



    Thanks fro the help though

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YOUR "DRAIN MOTOR PUMP" is clogged with all that rubber particules, if your handy with tools , you can fix this one , open the washer , locate the MOTOR PUMP , (just follow where the drain hose is connected), remove , inspect and clean all the debris and lints and stuff collected , replaced and youre good to go , AJ

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