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Fixing error E20 on the Frigidaire Affinity 7000 Washer

Error code E20 is often not included on the list of error codes for this washing machine. The error E20 means that the coin trap/drainage hose needs cleaned out.
The coin trap is underneath the machine on the right hand side.There is a plate that covers the bottom of the machine, yet it most likely will have an access hole in it.
The coin trap is usually black and a somewhat accordian shaped looking hose.
To begin UNPLUG the machine .
Then use old towels to soak up excess water that is still inside the drum.
Next if the washer sets ontop a pedestal drawer seperate them by unscewing the screws in the back and under the front of the machine.
Now tip the machine onto its back making sure that it is safe and will not fall while you are working on it.
Look at the bottom of the machine and you will see an access hole.
looking through that hole with a flashlight you will see to the right a black hose with a slight accordian look to it.
At the top of that hose is a screw .This screw is connected to a wire type cable which goes around the hose, and that is what when tightened keeps the hose from coming loose from the drum.
Loosen the screw and pull the coin trap hose away from the drum enough to squeeze your hand into the hose.
Now clean out the hose as far as you can reach into it.
Take your time and get as much gunk out as you can.Unless you desire to redo these steps in a month or so!
When done place the hose back where it was and retighten the screw cable combo.Make sure it is tight and in the correct place;if not the machine will leak water onto the floor while in use.
After this then you may set the machine back up correctly and reattach the washer to the pedestal.
Take preventive measures and all ways check pockets before washing items!

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