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F21 clogged line on a new Duet Sport less than a year old???

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Hi, regarding the F21 Error on the Front End Whirlpool Duet, I was able to resolve the problem with the instructions from here, just want to stress cleaning out the filter by removing the front panel. Very easy and the error code is now gone. (screws are underneath front panel at bottom, remove stacker drawer for easy access, remove screws, pull panel off, remove the filter cap, turn to the left and pull out-that's where you will locate the clog.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • strider11355 Mar 11, 2011

    Excellent advice. I removed the lower front panel (three screws, then push down, and pull out), and opened the drain. Be sure to have a small pan to catch residual water. Inside? Lots of treasures gunking up the drain: five quarters, wire, a pen, etc. etc. etc. Put it back together, and worked like a charm. THANKS!

  • Fix it Mom Feb 16, 2012

    WOW!!! This tip just saved me a lot of $$$$. You wouldn't believe all the stuff I pulled out of there. No wonder it wouldn't drain!! Thanks a million!!

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I have an error f21, u cleaned and cleared everything out of the line and i still have the f21 error code


Open the back of the washing machine in the middle towards the bottom you will see another piece that is connected to an air hose. That is supposed to be a light clear plastic. If it is dark it may also need to be cleaned. Mine was also clogged there and I did not find any blog on cleaning that. Also, after cleaning that it could be that the air hose to the pressure switch has a hole in it which was just a $3 part.
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ARE YOU SURE IT IS A F12 THAT YOU ARE SEEING? I CANT FIND THAT CODE IN MY BOOK BUT F21 MEANS YOU HAVE A CLOG IN THE DRAIN SYSTEM. THERE IS A CLEAN OUT JUST BEFORE THE PUMP IN DRAIN LINE IT HAS A WHITE ROUND DOOR THAT SCREWS OFF AND YOU CAN REMMOVE THE CLOG. COULD BE ANYTHING LAST ONE I CLEANED OUT HAD ALMOST $4.00 IN CHANGE IN IT.

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Hi, my name is Uwe Gemba. Our duet sport Ht is not draining the water out. error F-21.


"F21" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:


1.First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
2.Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
3.Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
4.Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.


If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.
(Courtesy JSRock)

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What does f21 on washer mean?


Hi, this advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F21” error code.

“F21” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

  1. First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
  2. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
  3. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
  4. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

Take care

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Our washer has been displaying the codes F21 and


"F21" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:


1.First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
2.Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
3.Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
4.Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.


If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

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Whirlpool duet will not drain, F21 error code


YOUR "DRAIN MOTOR PUMP" is clogged with all that rubber particules, if your handy with tools , you can fix this one , open the washer , locate the MOTOR PUMP , (just follow where the drain hose is connected), remove , inspect and clean all the debris and lints and stuff collected , replaced and youre good to go , AJ

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Whirlpool duet sport washer F21 & F33 codes


“F21” is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a “SUDS” error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:


1.First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
2.Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
3.Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
4.Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

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