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Washer not spinning/draining and it's showing me a code (F21)

I don't know what the code means (F21)?
How do I solve this problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    error code f 21 is coming up please help

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    F21 is a drain problem.However, in the manual it is suggested that either the hose is kinked, the drain hose is frozen or it is clogged...what happens if none of the above are the issue and I'm, still getting the error code F21?

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Clean the drain -here are a few postings i used to fix my Whirlpool ****-eettt (Duet)10 minutes ago. google whirlpool duet there is a 5 min video by jim that walks through the whole gig. 3 screws a twist & you're done your correct so lets fix it...take bottom acess panel of ..theres three screws,,,ok ready clean that pump filter it right in front of you twist it out always unplug first unplugged good,,now while your down there with the filter out,,check booth black hose to make sure theres no coin or hair clips while you have it open,,onthejob

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You should be able to clear the error by pressing Pause/Cancel twice. Check your outlet hose. Then unplug the washer. Have a bucket handy to catch the water when you access the pump. Remove the toe panel from the bottom of the washer. There are three screws to remove; then you need to lift the panel slightly and pull it forward.Check the filter for foreign objects.

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F21


f21 means long drain time, the pump has a clean out plug that you can remove and look for inpeller problems, and gunk coins ear rings ect.
lean the machine back aginst the wall remove the bottom panel to get access to the pump

I would start here first

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