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My washer reads "F-21"

I checked the drain hose and I suspect it might be a clogging problem. How do I fix this?

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Hi,

Check for the drain hoses(both sides of the pump) and check for a blockage,then check the pump for blockage,there should be 4 impellers on this pump and they can get broken off by coins and debris.

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