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Code F 21 is showing and the washer door is locked

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If there is water in the unit the you can use a wet dry shop vac and attach it to the end of the drain hose.
once all the water is removed then you should be able to open the door. after all the water is gone check the drain pump for something that may be obstructiong the pump.
if your water is coming out slow then this is a good indication of a blockage.

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FL code on Washer


FL is a door lock code. open the soap dispenser door, and find the thin flourescent green, or bright red color nylon cord located in the front left or right areas of the dispenser area, this will allow you to manually release the door lock. Empty the washer, close the door and perform another drain and spin cycle, if the door lock still fails, you may need to have the door lock assy replaced, especially if the door lock is making a click, or buzzing soung like it wants to operate, if it's completely quiet than you may need the board replaced...Pleazer Appliance...

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I have a Whirlpool Washer, Duet, 3 years old. I have had the washer stop withour being finished with the cycle. None of the controls would start it, the door was locked, and the error showed an F 21...


The F21 error code indicates a long drain time on this type of washer. The door will not unlock if the washer control detects that water is still in the tub. To manually unlock the washer door, take these steps:

  1. Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.
  3. Carefully reach up through the bottom opening and pull the release tab on the bottom of the door lock assembly until it clicks. NOTE: Internal metal edges in the washer can be sharp. Protective gloves are recommended for this procedure.
By pulling the manual release tab on the door lock assembly, you should be able to get the washer door open.

After opening the door and removing the clothes, I recommend emptying any remaining water in the tub with a wet/dry vacuum (or bail it out). Since you already have the bottom front service panel off and the washer unplugged, you can arrange shallow pans and towels to catch any remaining water and pull the filter out and clean it You may find a clog in this area that is preventing your washer from draining properly. Clear any clog or debris from this area and reassemble the washer. Check your drain hose for a kink or clog. Check the washer house drain for a clog or restriction. Test the washer to see if it will drain properly.

Here is a video to show you how it is done.


Oct 19, 2012 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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F 11 code flashing


The F-11 error code is a communication error between the main control and the motor control. I recommend unplugging the washer and removing the access panels.

Fdl error code because it is usually associated with the F11 code. The FdL fault code indicates that you have a problem with the door lock assembly. This is often caused by a failed door lock but it can also be caused by a failed wiring harness connection or in some instances by a failed control board.
Check for damage to the door hook on the washer door and look for anything that could be clogging the catch on the door lock assembly on the front panel of the washer.
You may need to check the wire harness connections on the door lock assembly. The images below show the procedure for accessing the door lock assembly on this type of washer. Be sure that you unplug the washer before accessing internal components.

I have seen the failure be caused by a door lock and a faulty machine control board. A little trick I have found is to remove the top of the washer and push down lightly on the connector that is labeled dls5 this connector should have four black wires. This connector is located on the machine control board under the top. Use an insulated screwdriver to push on the connector and start a cycle. If the door locks and the washer works, I recommend replacing the machine control. It has a bad solder joint on the board. We often see error code F11 also with bad solder joints on the control board. If pushing on the connector did not make a difference, I would suspect a faulty door lock first.


Hope this helps.

Jun 06, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I have a kenmore HE 2plus. i am getting a f-21 error reading and door won't unlock, what is the problem and how do i get the door open?


f 21 usually means drain pump is bad. may need to check door lock an see if it reads 15 ohms across the output. if its more than 15 change the door lock

Jun 03, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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When i try to start the washer code d5 shows ands chimes


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The reason for d5 error is due to defective door lock switch. It is a door lock error code, more than likely a bad door latch it's an easy repair. When washer displays this code it means door is open while washer is running. Check the lid switch and striker.


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Feb 02, 2011 | Washing Machines

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My machine is showing the code FL machine has problems locking. How do I resolve this problem


Your Maytag Neptune Washing Machine displays error codes, also called "help codes," to identify specific problems with your washer. Once you close your Maytag Neptune's door, the machine locks the door, goes through the selected wash cycles and unlocks the door when the laundry is finished. Error codes appear when there are problems with the door, the inflow and drainage of water and the motor.
The "FL" code indicates that the washing machine was unable to lock the door after you closed it. Open and close the door tightly, then restart the washing cycle.
Door lock monitor switch in door lock mechanism unable to communicate to control board the door is locked.
1.Check wire connections in harness leading from machine control board to door lock mechanism.2.Check solenoid and door lock enable switch in door lock mechanism.
3.Replace responsible component.

Dec 07, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Hi - my washer machine stops mid cycle then beeps and shows a dL code. what does this mean? How can I fix this?


Listed below is the meaning off the error code, and corrective actions needed.

FdL Door lock error A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.
If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

Nov 17, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My wash is showing a error code of F dL.. It will not let me restart the washer. It basically is froze


The dl code is door lock. The manufacture explanation of the code is here then my comments follow.

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It
will try to lock it six times before displaying the error code.

Possible Causes / Procedure
■ Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
■ Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check door switch/lock unit.
3. Check the wire harness connections to the door switch/
lock unit and Central Control Unit (CCU).

Phil's comments------>

It it almost always a failure of the door latch mechanism. The part number is 8182634 and cost around $45.00

Here is a parts break down to show you where the component is located it is part #7 in this drawing.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2fW0111040-00002.png

Apr 20, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Code f 21 on whirlpool duet front load washer


cannot open door on washer it is locked and chothes are inside

Jan 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Door buzzing/not locking


press cancel. (turns off washer)
press start/pause (wake up)
hold cancel and start/pause 10sec

last error code will come up.

E47 door lock error

check wires connections to the door lock..

replace door lock..

hope it helps

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