I have an Electrolux washing machine, and I am getting an E21 error code.

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Electrolux E21 Error is an error code that indicates a problem with the washing machine's water pump. This error code can be caused by a variety of things, such as a blockage in the pump or a problem with the wiring. If you see this error code, it is important to contact a qualified service technician to diagnose and repair the problem.

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1. Restart the machine

  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  2. Hold down the power button on the machine for 30 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cord back in to the wall outlet.
  4. Wait 5 minutes for the machine to restart.
  5. If the machine does not restart, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds again.
  6. Plug the power cord back in to the wall outlet and wait 5 more minutes.
  7. If the machine still does not restart, contact Electrolux for assistance.

2. Unplug the machine and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in

  1. Close all programs and windows on the computer.
  2. Turn off the power to the machine by unplugging the power cord.
  3. Wait 30 seconds and plug the power cord back in.
  4. If the error persists, remove the power cord from the back of the machine, turn off the power to the machine, wait 30 seconds, and plug the power cord back in.
  5. If the error persists, contact an authorized technician.

3. Clean the filter

  1. Remove the filter cover.
  2. Remove the filter.
  3. Clean the filter media with a clean cloth.
  4. Replace the filter.
  5. Replace the filter cover.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Clean the lint screen.
  2. Check the door seal.
  3. Check to see if the washer is overloading.
  4. Call a technician.