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F21 clogged hose water left in the washer after spin cycle is done how do I get the hose off the washer and then how do i check if the clog is on the in side

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Yoy will need to take off the bottom cover (3 star screws), locate the drain pump at front (the drain hose goes to it). It has a strainer in it which you turn counterclockwise to remove this will allow you to clean it out. Then one of the three tumbling blades inside can be removed to clean out the boot to the drain pump. Good luck!

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If I am not mistaken the front lower panel comes off of the washer. However, the drain hose is in the back of washer. Normal attachment is to a plumbing standpipe. You can help a technician when you give model number details. Perhaps the problem is a kinked hose or a restriction in the washer pump. Somehow you need to get to the rear of the washer and lay the drain hose low enough to drain water into a container to empty the washer. Before you go to this effort, see if you can actuate the spin cycle to drain the washer.

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There are several reasons why a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.


Find some possible cause and how to solve the problem:


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If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.


Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.


Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.


If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall.


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Arrange shallow pans and/or towel in front of the large item filter shown in the second image below to catch residual water when you remove this filter.Remove the large item filter as shown below. It is likely that you will find a clog in this area that is preventing your washer from draining.

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Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power.

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Is the drain hose frozen?
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Is the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor?
 Any other Status light combination (Electrical Problem)
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Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call
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if there is power to the solenoid, then check the water inlet filter, it could be clogged also.

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