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I have a whirlpool duet sport and I'm getting error code F21 and it will not spin out water I even tried the cleaning cycle and it does it there too?

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This error occurs if the touchpad/LED assembly is not able to transmit/receive data to/from the central control unit (CCU).

Possible Causes / Procedure

1. Check the touchpad/LED assembly by selecting different cycles and changing the modifiers and options available to confirm the touchpad/LED is responding.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the touchpad/LED assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU).

Replace failed component.(You will need to replace the CCU, if these errors persist)

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3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
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