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Front door does not open

Drain pump continues to run... the front door does not open ..

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Must be something in the pump. Take the bottom panel off and open the pump cleanout. Tech sheet for trouble shooting is just behind the motor control unit(white boX) to the left there.front door does not open - be0ff1b.jpgdb21830.jpg132e75c.jpg

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you would need to go into the fault codes and read them. the tech sheet should be under the lid or in the kick panel

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Possibly some foreign object has worked it's way down into the drain pump, preventing the washer from draining. all the way. (If the washer doesn't drain properly, the door will remain locked).

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This depends what you mean by "runs". If the dishwasher continues with a wash cycle - i.e. circulating water - with the door open, the simple answer is that you have a defective door microswitch.

However, I suspect what you perceive to be the dishwasher running, is actually the drain pump running continuously. This happens when the anti-flood protection system has been activated and continues even when the door is opened. The simplest way to check is to open the door (while it's "running") and pour some water into the tub. If the water drains away immediately, this shows the drain pump is running and the anti-flood protection has been activated.

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Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and cannot pump at the correct volume to complete the drain cycle, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

The following link explains how to replace the drain pump (if required):

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

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Cannot get the door to unlock. The washer started displaying (F21) on the led panel. I looked up what the code mean and it said to check for kinks or other obstructions that would keep it from draining. It...

I don't know where you got your instructions from, but you do not have to remove the front panel on a Whirlpool Duet to access the drain pump. You just have to remove the toe panel directly below the door. If you are attempting to remove the bellow and door latch for this procedure, you're going about it the wrong way. The filter that is being referenced is in the drain pump. The following link explains how to access to clean:

You may have something getting caught in the pump impeller and slowing it down. Or, you may have something clogging the drain lines. Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

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In most cases, simply resetting the door in this manner will restore normal operation.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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