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My washer keeps flashing f21 and no matter what I do it doesn't seem to work.

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f21 is long drain, failed to drain in 8 mins.If unit did actually successfully drain normally then pressure sw is likely the problem. 
1. did pump come on? if no replace pump
2. is unit draining at normal rate? no then clean pump.
if yes on both replace pressure sw.
to second poster if getting suds error when using HE then you likely are using to much detergent. If avail run a clean washer cycle.
or normal cycle with bleach or fabric softner, no clothes..

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