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We just received a replacement washer and dryer after having had defective/non-fixable ones after only 6 months. We had the mamager order brand new machines. I attempted to do laundry today and am getting an F20 error, despite the hoses being connected correctly. I read and re-read the manuel and then contacted service, where the "washer specialist" was unable to find an F20 code in her book. I read her the description I had in my manuel. She was unable to provide any assistance, ststing the machine appears defective. This is extremely frusterating as we waited for service, the delivery. Has anyone had this experience with this code? Any advice? Thanks.

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Possible low watewr pressure or slow fill. Regards Engineer

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