Whirlpool Cabrio UL Error Fix

Does your Whirlpool Cabrio, Kenmore Oasis, or Maytag Bravo bang in spin cycle, or does it stop spinning all together and flash UL?  This is usually caused by the original suspension rods that came with your machine.  These rods tend to become faulty.  There is an easy/inexpensive fix for that.  Whirlpool made an improved suspension rod kit W10189077.  Here’s a video that will show you how to replace the suspension rods: Contents1 Where to buy Part W101890772 Find Your Part Number 365 Day Warranty3 Buy suspension rods with 365 day warranty Where to buy Part W10189077 Repair Clinic – 365

Whirlpool Cabrio Error Codes

How this error code thing works Below is a list of error codes for the Whirlpool Cabrio along with with explanations and recommended procedures. Over time I will interject some commentaries to help you better pinpoint the possible cause(s) to your problem. I have so far written more in depth posts on the following Whirlpool Cabrio error codes:  F1 errorcode, Ul error code. This website exists because of support from readers like you.  If you purchase any Whirlpool Cabrio washer parts through my sponsors (Repair Clinic offers a 365 day returns on all parts) via links on my website, as a

Whirlpool Cabrio Bearing Repair with Video – Kit W10435302

If you are on this page you probably either suspect or know that the bearings are going out on your Whirlpool Cabrio, Maytag Bravo, or Kenmore Oasis.  To help you find the answer to questions that you may have about bearing repair to the model washers above either follow the table contents below, read the whole post in its entirety, or check out my FAQ on Whirlpool bearing repair here.  If you need to know the part number or where to purchase the bearing kit from click here. This website exists because of support from readers like you.  If you

Whirlpool Duet Washer F21 Error Fix

If you have a Whirlpool Duet washing machine and you are getting an F21 error, have no worries, because this post will show you how to fix it.  The F21 error happens because your pump is taking too long to drain.  The two main reasons this error happens is because:

  1. Your pump is clogged.
  2. Your pump is broken

Other less common causes of the F21 error are:

  1. The wiring from the pump to the control board has either come loose or needs to be replaced.   
  2. The pressure switch is failing and isn’t communicating to the pump/control board that the water has been completely drained from the washing machine.

When troubleshooting a washing machine, we start with the most common causes and least expensive fixes first.  The pump starts to engage at the beginning of the spin cycle.  Do you hear the pump running?  If so, your pump is receiving communication from the control board and could either be somewhat clogged, there could be an issue with the pressure switch, or your pump is starting to fail and is just not draining the water out fast enough.  If you aren’t hearing the pump running, either your pump is completely dead and needs to be replaced, or it is not receiving communication from the control board/pressure switch.

In this post we will be focusing on the two most common causes of the F21 error.  We will cover the other causes at a later date.  Since a clogged pump is most likely cause of your F21 error and it is the cheapest fix, we will first check for a clogged pump.  So in this tutorial we will start with the clogged pump scenario and then show you how to replace the pump.  Know that regardless of the cause of the F21 error, this repair is pretty easy.  The Duet washer in the pictures and video in this post is a somewhat older model.  Your Duet may be slightly different.  Keep that in mind as you are doing this repair.

The first thing we are going to do is locate the screws at the bottom of the kick panel.  Your washer will have 2 to 3 screws that will need to be removed from the kick panel.  (See the picture below.)  You can access these screws easier by placing a board under the front of the washing machine.  Once the screws are removed, the kick panel is free to remove.

Duet Washer

Next we will want to remove some of this plastic channeling here so we can get our pump out of the machine so we don’t drain a ton of water inside the machine.  I did this repair in my garage and didn’t care if I got water on the ground.  If you put a board under the washer as I suggested above, you can get a low profile bowl to set under the drain to catch most of the water.  Have a towel ready too!

This picture was taken after I removed the pump on this machine, but you will want to remove this channel before you remove the pump.

Now that the plastic channeling is out of the way, you can unscrew this one screw shown in the picture below.  Now carefully pull the pump forward so that it hangs over the edge.

Next we will unscrew the this cap (counter-clock wise) shown in the picture below.  This is your drain trap.  It traps any junk that gets pulled into the pump.

 Sometimes there is so much junk in the trap that your pump can’t drain the water out fast enough causing the F21 error.  Clean out the trap, twist the cap back on, and screw the pump back into place.  You can remove the board that you have placed in the front of your washer also.  Now run a test load.  If your F21 error is gone, you just fixed your Whirlpool Duet and it only cost you your time!  If the problem still exists, your pump likely needs to be replaced.  If your pump is cracked and is leaking water, it needs to be replaced.

Here’s a good video that will show you how to replace your pump.  I recommend purchasing your pump from since they give you a 365 day warranty on any part that you purchase. Use the search box below to find the correct part for your washing machine.

Find Your Part Number 365 Day Warranty

You can purchase your pump here.


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