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Halfway through the cycle, the machine stops and a code F21 comes up. What does this mean? What needs to be done?

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F21 Long drain Possible cause: Clogged filter, clogged/failed pump.

1) Removing the front panel just under the washer door can be tricky, it is secured underneath by 3 1/4" hex screws, you may need a special hex driver or ratchet to remove (can get at home Depot for $4)
2) Make sure you check the tubing from the drum and out to the drain they can be clogged to
3) Twist open drain filter slowly, water will come out so put a heavy duty garbage bag underneath to catch water
4) When replacing filter make sure to line up notch at the top of filter with the groove inside and then slowly screw clockwise back in until tight
5)Make sure to replace front cover tightly, there is a drip fuse that won't let the washer run unless front cover is back on.

Socks are the most common thing you can found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTvBSnEWsI

Check the above video it can be helpful.

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I hope this is of some help to you, Please rate and comment, Thank You
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