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F21 what the heck does F21 mean? my washer will not unlock...i unplug it start it up and it doesn't do anything...i can not open the door to take out the items to see if it will spin and drain.

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I'll just second fixum1's answer, and refer you to this clip:

I had an F21 error message as well. In the video he shows a lot of junk in the filter.. we didn't have that problem, as there was a rubberband that wrapped itself around the impeller fan right next to the filter. Hope this helps.

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F21 means long drain time, the pump has a clean out plug that you can remove and look for inpeller problems, and gunk coins ear rings ect.
lean the machine back aginst the wall remove the bottom panel to get access to the pump

I would start here first

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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My magtag 5000 series washer is flashing error code F21, It was in the middle of a wash cycle and now the door is locked and it won't open. How do I at least get the door open. I have unplugged the


Unplug the washer. Then plug it back in and press the button that turns it off. This should unlock the door. Same thing happened on mine and there was a kink in the drain hose. Once I unkinked the hose, unplugged it, plugged it back in, turned it off, then I was able to run a drain & spin cycle to get the water out of the load that was in the washer. I then ran a full wash cycle (they'd gotten stuck in the first drain & spin cycle of a wash) and everything seems to be fine now.

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Hi there i have the kenmore elite 45986 my washer is showing f21 i cannot seem to unlock the door i have checked the top drain it looks fine i called to have sears come out to check it out and they want...


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your post I understand you have a F21 problem with a Kenmore washer, the F21 error means an excessive drain time was detected as you may or may not already know...also the reason the door won't unlock.


If you follow the link to my solution to this error designed specifically for "do-it-yourselfers" you should be fixed up in no time...including unlocking the door. (It's much quicker for me than pasting or retyping the complete solution several hundred times, that's how common this is)

http://www.fixya.com/support/r9090359-whirlpool_frontload_f2_f21_sd_suds

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I think Ihave a wfw 9200, the door lock light is flashing and cannot be cancelled. There is a f21 fault code flashing. HOW can I open the door ?


Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your post I understand you have a F21 problem with a Whirlpool Duet washer, that indicates the F21 error means an excessive drain time.

As for the door locked issue, it is a by-product of the F21 error. Make sure you get the water out before attempting to open the door manually or it could be messy.

To Manually unlock the door lock system:

1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

2. Remove the lower toe panel.

3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly.

4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab.

5. Gently pull the tab down about ¼" or until a click is heard.
6. The door may now be opened.

If you follow the link to my solution to this error you should be fixed up in no time.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r9090359-whirlpool_frontload_f2_f21_sd_suds

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May 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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if the pump is noisy,either something is in it or it's damaged and needs to be replaced.open the door and get the model number,call your parts store,give them the model number and they will give you the right pump.or you can send the model number to me and i can look it up for you.

Feb 01, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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What is an F21 flashing? My washer will not turn off or anything. It is humming and flashing F21. Thanks


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When F21 error code appears press PAUSE/CANCEL two times to clear the display.
Also check for the following issues

1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
4. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 7.
7. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
8. Replace the pump.

Thank you !!

Aug 04, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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F21 flashes on the time screen -- am unable to power washer off


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I am getting error code F21


hi there,

the F21 error means the communication between the touchpad and the control board behind it.

here is what you do:

unplug the washer
check the wiring harness betweeen the control board and the touchpad
make sure there is no corrosion on any connectors on the control board
check for any obvious burns or kinks on the control board & harness
if all of the above checks out okay, i would start by replacing the keypad first

let me know how it turns out.

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