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I ran the CLEAN WASHER cycle and it's spilling out bubbles and water It came up with an F-21 code on the panel, and so I tried to stop it. I would not stop and is now sitting with the door locked.

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First I believe for the clean tub cycle you only use Bleach, but, F20 error code is indicating that no water is detected entering the machine. Make sure your water lines are clear, with filter in place, check and make sure the water is flowing easily through the water hoses. You may have an issue with a pressure switch too. You could try to unplug and reset if it doesn;t clear after 15 minutes or so. Hopefully you can find out, if not you may need repair tech, these newer Machines are all circuits, Thanks for your time..

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Hello Deena,
Error Code e21
means the water is not pumping out fast enough.The most likely reason is because the washer drain filter is clogged.
Here is a solution:
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  2. Then take the panel out in the rear. Once the panel is off you will see the drain pump.
  3. Disconnect the drain Tube between the Tub and the Pump.
  4. Look inside the pipe you will find the Drain Filter.
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I have the manual for this machine. Under "Code 21" it says the following:
"F21" (Drain Problem) Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power. Check the following: Is the drain hose kinked? Is the drain hose frozen? Is the drain hose clogged? Is the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor? Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call for service.
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"SUD" (Suds Routine) When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. "SUD" is displayed during rinsing to inform you that Suds Routine was activated. Use only HE (High Efficiency) detergents.
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"F" Codes other than F20, F21 and F22 Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle. Select DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer. Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call for service.
I hope this is of some help to you, Please rate and comment, Thank You
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The machine is not spinning the water out because there's a problem with the drain system as the error code indicates. Either the drain hose is clogged or kinked, the pump filter is blocked, the pump impeller is blocked or damaged or the pump itself is not working at all. The click sound may due to a blocked pump impeller.

Disconnect power and the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily.

Once the panel is off, remove the filter from the pump housing by turning the knob counterclockwise. Clean the filter from any debris that prevents water from draining out properly. Click on the link below for further troubleshooting should the cleaning of the filter does not resolve the problem.

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F35 is a water level error.
The water level switch (pressure switch) has malfunctioned.

If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

With the tub empty, remove the vinyl hose from the switch and blow backwards through the hose to clear any restrictions.

If the fault codes return after doing this, you will likely need to replace the pressure switch.


Also - please be sure to use He soap.

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