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Maytag Epic Z Washer F-20, Water Inlet replaced, still F-20 Error

I have replaced the water inlet unit inside the machine where the 2 hoses connect. That didn't solve issue. If I have hoses on correctly, hot hose on hot inlet and cold hose on cold inlet and choose cold wash, I get F20 after a few minutes of cycle starting. But If I switch the inlets and put hot hose on cold inlet and cold hose on hot inlet, then run a HOT cycle, it washes clothes in cold water all the way through the cycle with no issues at all. Any ideas?

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  • Chris Dec 07, 2012

    I chose Dryer on accident. This is a washer, not a dryer.

  • Chris Dec 09, 2012

    This is a Maytag EpicZ Washer, not a Whirlpool. I didn't see a tech sheet in my machine, but all I did was take the top off and replace inlet valve. Also I didn't see a manual for the Maytag Epic Z washer via your link.

  • Chris Dec 09, 2012

    This is a Maytag EpicZ Washer, not a Whirlpool. I didn't see a tech sheet in my machine, but all I did was take the top off and replace inlet valve. Also I didn't see a manual for the Maytag Epic Z washer via your link.

  • Chris Dec 09, 2012

    After posting the other day, I did find a service manual on the Internet and have it. I guess I just have to go through and check all the parts diagnostically as it says in the manual. I will for sure check the filter thing first if that also applies to the Maytag.

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Chris an F-20 is usually a clogged filter on duet washers. Did you go by the tech sheet in your machine? It gives the codes and remedys and is in a jacket behind the kickplate which you remove to get to the filter. You will need a quarter inch nutdriver to gain access.
SERVICE MANUAL is HERE on my manual page




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Testimonial: "Great work by Dan pointing out issues that aren't in the manual and only known by experience in the field. Thanks again Dan for the help."

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  • Chris Dec 10, 2012

    So I took the kickplate off late last night and seen the service notes, not much help other than it points to the Pressure switch being bad just as I seen in a forum post last week. I did see the drain pump as shown in the video, but I didn't have time to take it apart, try to do that tonight. ARe you saying the filter you refer to in your post is the same thing the guy is cleaning in the video?

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 11, 2012

    The f-35 error in the duet shows replacement of the analog pressure switch. The F-21 in the duet show more on the filter clogged.

  • Chris Dec 11, 2012

    But this is F-20 error only, not F-35, not F-21

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 11, 2012

    I have an epic z manual somewhere lets see: page 80 says among other thangs verify pump draining. Since you already donr the water valve thang..https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5If-wTg...

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 11, 2012

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5If-wTg...

  • Chris Dec 11, 2012

    Thanks Dan, that is the exact manual that I said I found last week. So I actually lietarlly just sat back down from working on it. So I went through and check all the components with an ohm meter, most everything was 100% solid, few things questionable, so anywho, After putting all back together, I get F-30 now, and F-20...lol. So I found out why the F-30, fixed that, ran a cycle with no clothes on cold/cold with hoses still swapped cold on hot and hot on cold, worked with no problems. I haven't been able to run that cycle for months. Going to bed or would do more testing including hooking hoses up correctly and running a real cycle. Only thing that bothers me is that when I run diagnostics by holing button 4 seconds/release 4 seconds, I still get F-30 and F-20.

  • Chris Dec 11, 2012

    one more thing to add, I did unscrew that drain as the first video shows and blueish/greyish water came out. It also smelled insaely disgustingly terrible. Is that common or does that indicate an issue?

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 12, 2012

    Get some tide washing machine cleanser. Go by package directions. Their are 3 treatments use as many as it takes.

  • Chris Dec 12, 2012

    Hey Dan, Thanks for the reply. I know the washer has needed to be cleaned for a long time and it wouldn't allow me to because of F20. So today when I got home from work, I moved hoses back, cold on cold, hot on hot. And then put in 2/3 cup bleach as manual says, then ran the clean washer cycle. It went with no issues at all. So I ran a rinse and spin only cycle to test, after 8 mins or so, no error so cancelled, then ran a full normal cycle on cold/cold, and it is going now with no issues. 44Mins left and going along with no issues. It would have already F20''d by now normally, so I think the issue is fixed. I think my main problem was the little metal connectors on the wire connecters that weren't touching the board good so it wasn't making connection and throwing errrors, I used tip of my pocket knife on a few of them to push them back toward the center so they would grip the board easier, that or the draining the bottom of the unit fixed the issue, not sure which, but I know the metal connectors were the problem when the F30 came up after all my component testing.

  • Chris Dec 12, 2012

    Again, thanks a ton Dan for your help

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 12, 2012

    Glad ye could git er done!

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