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Where do I find the the drain pump filter for the HE5T steam washer? I lost my manual

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I have a Kenmore He5t steam washer. I got the F35 code again, so I automatically ordered and replace the pressure switch again. did not fix the problem. I have checked and cleaned the drain basket and

Unfortunately you spent money unnecessarily, and before making any additional errors; it would be best to have a trained technician with knowledge of the washer, service the system.

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The washer isnt draining the water

Check the drain pump and drain filter.

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Kenmore he5t washer Changed the pressure switch.

F21 means long drain. Yes, there is something be in the hose. You need to open the filter and clean the pump, too.

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What does the code F21 mean on my washer

f21 is long drain error exceeding 8 mins check drain hose for clog or filter on washer at drain pump also remove hose from tub to pump check for blockage

May 13, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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Where is the washer lint trap

The images below show the steps for accessing and pulling the filter on the drain pump. Unplug the washer and remove the bottom front service panel. Arrange a container to catch water that will likely flow out when you remove the filter. Remove the filter and clear any debris from the pump.
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May 04, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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I have a he5t washer that gives code sud then code f 21is there a filter that can get cleaned or is it the drain pump


Very common issue, you need to clean the drain pump. You can watch a video that shows how to do so at the link below, let me know,

Mar 08, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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Stops and has a code sais F21 press stop and it sounds that it is draining and takes a while

The F21 error code indicates a long drain. Here are some tips that should help you resolve this problem:
  • Check your washer drain to make sure that it is draining properly.
  • Check the drain hose for kinks and clogs. Make sure that it is installed properly per the instructions in your owner's manual. An improperly installed drain hose can prevent the washer from draining properly.
  • Check for excessive suds in the washer tub. Excessive suds can prevent the washer from draining properly and will result in the F21 code. Make sure that you are using the proper amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent to prevent excessive suds.
Remove any clothes and then use a wet/dry shop vac to drain any water out of the washer.

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.

If you do not find any clog or restriction in the large item filter and none of the other issues discussed above apply to your situation, then you could have a failed drain pump. If the pump is damaged and will not pump out water then it will need to be replaced.

Jun 21, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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