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Whirlpool duet sport washer trouble codes

My washer gives a troible code of F21 what is that and can i fix without taking it to a repair shop

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  • jacksonimpal Jul 20, 2008

    my washer reads f-01 after selecting a cycle

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    i have an f21 code as well and will try this solution, do you know anything about a d5 code?

  • dtemple_5 Sep 09, 2008

    My washer is displaying an F21 as well as a 5d. I will try the F21 solution posted but would like to know if anyone can help with the 5d. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    my washer displays f 01

  • slapnut29 Oct 06, 2008

    keep getting f21

  • keriu Dec 03, 2008

    I had the same problem but lumpy816 SOLVED it! Thank you!

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    Jana Dec 11, 2008

    My Whirlpool Duet Sport leaks out the front corner when washing. No codes appear, still runs fine, but doesn't spin as much water out as before the leak.

  • tigerlily600 Jan 15, 2009

    when and after I put clothes in the washing machine, when I go to reg. wash then push start and hold it doesnt start but only flashes a "F" what does this mean and how do I fix this??

  • kgrr Feb 25, 2009

    Thanks for your answer Lumpy816. It got us 80% of the way. However, after filling and draining the washer it still came up with the F21 error code. It turns out there was something blocking the gray accordion hose leading from the bottom of the tub to the trap and the pump. Note that there is a ball in the top of the gray hose that prevents backflow. Making sure the hose is free of debris and kinks can solve more of the F21 error code problems.

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    Unbelieveable, there was a pair of panties stuck in there and not a lot of water, maybe 10oz. Why oh why would the owner's manual not mention this trap may need to get cleaned out and to put small items in a mesh lingerie bag.
    Thank you lumpy!

  • pnbb May 08, 2009

    The washer is leaking! I returned the 1st washer and washed 4 loads and the new one has the same problem with nothing in the pockets!! I have checked and double checked every item before putting it in the washer! I think it may have a serious defect!!! Any ideas before I throw it in the yard! I am mad!!!

  • Jana
    Jana May 11, 2010

    After I took the above steps, it is leaking behind the "drum". Not sure what else to call it, it's the cement thing in the front, steady leak out of that. Any thoughts?

  • keriu May 11, 2010

    Lumpy816 you ROCK!!!!! Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You saved us a minimum $65 service call!


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F21 is a drain error code. You likely have something stuck in your pump. Remove the lower front panel. (there are 3 #20 torx screws on the bottom of it holding it on) Once you have the panel off, the white object in the front center is your pump.
Remove the #20 torx screw out of there to make life easier. Slide the pump forward slightly so you can raise it. Now, on the front of the pump is a handel that you will need to turn counter clockwise. So after placing something underneath to catch
the water left inside the machine ( a large bowl or bucket), turn the knob slowly counter clockwise. If there is too much water for your container, screw it back clockwise and go empty your container. Repeat until all of the water is out. Once that is done, unscrew it all of the way and slide if forward. You will usually find missing socks, toys, coins and all other kinds of fun objects. While you have the trap out, reach in with your finger to the hole on the right. Try and turn the wheel inside to make sure there isn't anything keeping it from turning (bobby pins, nails,
screws, etc) If there is, you will need to unclamp both hoses on the back of the pump and remove any further forign objects. Now re-assemble the unit but leave the panel off. Run a quick fill and drain to make sure all of your connections are tight and
you don't have any leaks. Put your panel back in and you're ready to go.
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  • Andrew Z Nov 14, 2011

    this helped a lot with my whirlpool as well thanks -Andrew


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My washer keep stopping flashes 06 F i hit cancel and than start and it will start and go for another 6 mins then its flashes the above code again and stops. I can get one load done in a day if i keep hitting the cancel, than the start button.

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My duet sport presente F 19 ERROR

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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.

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

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