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E20 error message

The machine has just stopped during the spin cycle and is displaying the error message E20. I've switched it off and on again and have selected other settings, but it is stuck. I suspect a broken spinning thingy (motor?????). Help please - all my baby's washing is stuck in there.

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Re: E20 error message

The E20 error code means - not draining It seems more as an issue of a clogged drain line or malfunction pump.

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Re: E20 error message

Hello Everyone
I have the same problem and a mechanic just fixed it. The problem was there was a sock stuck in something called coin collector it was a big sock (Gents sock) but i am still wondering how it went there but i came to know it is a common problem with these kind of machienes.

Well my suggession is it is not something you can do it on ur own he opened like 40 screws before reaching to that part where the sock was stuck. So call a mechanic and tell him you have a probem in coin collector and ask them first how much will they charge it they shouldn't charge more that $100 ( mine i had warranty so i didn't pay anything beside the tip). I hope this will help everyone that don't spend too much time on it and call the mechanic.........

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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