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Can't open door of washer Maytag 3000

Just got this washer used and did 3 loads with no problem but did not know I should use special detergent. I got a Sud code and then a F21 code. Can't open the door to retrieve clothing. Tried to drain washer but isn't happening. Now I got a F32 code.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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WRMtech
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SOURCE: during the drying cycle, the dryer door opens

Chances are the little plastic latch keep is broken. Look at the door and locate a peice that will press into the front area where the clothes go in.
Once you see it, check the keeper and see if it is broken. The door should not just pop open.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: front loading maytag washer door won't open. Help!!

Remove the lower front panel.Reach up inside near the latch. Feel for a ring tab. Pull it down firmly while pulling on the door.
Then open the cabinet and check all the wire connections in the latch circuit. Check the wax motor ohms. The wax motor probably needs replacing.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

jsrock516
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SOURCE: F21 ERROR CODE ON MAYTAG FRONT LOAD WASHER M#MHWE500VW

The newer model Maytag washers are manufactured by Whirlpool and have Whirlpool parts. If this is a Maytag Epic model washer, "F21" is a Long Drain error code. This is an indication that you have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. Most commonly, this means there is something lodged in the drain pump or inlet line running from the wash tub to the pump. There is a white screw off cap on the drain pump that you can remove to inspect the pump impeller and clean. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608588-f21_error_code

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris and small articles of clothing such as sock or under garments can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: The "SUD" error code can often occur in conjunction with the "F21" error code. This is due to air being detected in the drainage system, which can occur if the pump is not running, or if you have an obstruction BEFORE the pump. You need to remove the inlet hose from the pump to ensure it is also not blocked. Correct your drainage system fault, and the SUD error should go away.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

kel1guy2002
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SOURCE: getting f21 error on my front loading 3000 series

F21 is too long to drain:: (more than 4 mins) Check your drain hose outflow into a couple of 5 gal buckets it should flow pretty fast. If not, there is both a suds sensor and the water level pressure switch that can be causing the problem. Since you do not have SUDS showing on your control panel I am assuming the suds sensor is fine. The water pressure switch itself can cause the problem even if you hear audible clicks when testing with an external hose. A clogged drain pump strainer can do the same thing. Lastly... the obvious... is the drain hose kinked???? Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a front loading 3000 series Maytag washer.

Just had this problem on Sunday. For a FRONT loading 3000 series, remove the front bottom panel (three screws - lay on floor and you can see them). There is a plastic can to the left of the pump. The front cover to this can screws on and off. Be prepared for water to gush out and unscrew the cover to the can. There is a filter/trap in there. Clean this out and it should solve the problem. Not sure why the manual does not cover this.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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