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What does an F21 message mean on my Whirlpool Duet Sport front load washer?

Whirlpool Duet Sport seems like it has a problem draining and is making a loud noise and I get an F21 code so I was wondering what to check.





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thanks i'll give it a try
by Manage My Life
February 27th, 2013
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Fred M
The F21 indicates a long drain problem and from the description you give there is a drain problem.

If you haven't already the first thing to do is to remove and clean the pump filter. See the image below for how to do this. Remember to unplug the washer first.

You will want to have a shallow pan or a couple of heavy towels to catch the small amount of water that will come up when you remove the filter.

Hopefully the filter can be cleaned out and you'll be back in business. If the filter is clear and the pump is noisy or pumping very poorly the replacing the pump would most likely correct this problem.

I hope this information is helpful to you but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Washers
November 16th, 2009
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