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Frigidaire front load washer (LTF600ES1) Error E20

Can someone please tell me what error E20 means and how to fix it? It comes up within 10 minutes of the wash cycle. I removed all the clothes from the machine and pressed start. It tries to drain water and will not go past this cycle. If I set the washer to spin only it will drain and spin in that setting, but not when washing. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • ivey_leigh Jan 09, 2008

    i had the same problem with a different model and it was just lint not even a handful i will really have to be careful with this machine i want to say thanks i did not take of 2 of the 3 clamps though cause i could not get them off but i cleaned the black pump and suctioned with a medicine dropper

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    ffdd

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    I am having trouble with the washer flashing E20. We push start it will run for aprox. 3-4 minutes and then flash E20 again. We go through this every 3-4 minutes of the load. What could the problem be? It was working just fine about 3 days ago and then all of a sudden I put a load in the next day and it has been doing it ever since. We have 7 people that live in our home with little ones and have a lot of laundry. Please help!! I am drowning in dirty clothes. :)

  • regicrn Aug 23, 2008

    I held the start/pause button along with the cancel button for 3 seconds and the code that flashed is E21. So I guess I have to take off the front panel and follow the picture. How do I get the front panel off? Does it just pop off? I know I will have to do this myself as my husband won't bother with it. Thanks for any help. Regina

  • mandy_beck Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem E20. How do I get the front panel off?

  • debain60 Oct 23, 2008

    Same e20 error message when the wash cycle came to the draining part...aaahhhh help

  • dhrodefe Oct 27, 2008

    I have a problem with my Frigidaire posting error code 20. How do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have the same problem currently.  Washer not draining and coming up with error code E20.  I will try you suggestion Catriver.  Thanks

  • zyle777 Nov 21, 2008

    E20 keeps interrupting my wash cycle, help me please!  I have no idea what this means

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    e 20 and I've cleaned the hoses........just won't go away

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    getting error e20

  • RRRRRROB Feb 14, 2009

    Help! How do I clean the impeller? I have the hoses off. Can the impeller be easily removed? I don't "see" any obstructions.

  • spinbrite Feb 14, 2009

    WHEN WASHING WE GET THE E20 CODE THAT COMES UP AND THE WASHER WILL NOT DRAIN. WHAT CAN WE DO IT IS MODEL # LTF6000ES0

  • thinkwendy Mar 15, 2009

    I am getting the error code E20 and E21. I had my ex husband fix the problem last year and the coin trap was loaded with ****.... I forgot how you got the front part of the machine off. They went through the back and now I am going to have to do it on my own. Can anyone help a single girl?

  • roblee356 Mar 20, 2009

    I went from the back. Watch out for the sharp edge on the back use gloves or tape the edge. I put mine back together with screw clamps after taking out the gift card. Thanks for all the great help.










  • swimgirl2 Apr 22, 2009

    I washed a down comforter and had feathers everywhere. Now I have an E20 error code with standing water inside. How do I get to the drain behind the drum to unclog it?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    Wow! You folks are so awesome. I just fixed this problem...it was a nickel. Anyway, thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    Like all of you, I had the same type of problem...Machine stops mid-cycle, E20 code flashing, water wouldn't drain from the washer machine. We feared we were burning up the motor each time we ran the machine and had to listen as it tried to drain water but instead only sucked air.
    I first took off the drain hose leading from our washer to the drain pipe on the wall, cleaned it out and replaced it. Not the fix I was hoping for. I then took the back panel off our washer but couldn't get to the pump easy enough that way so I flipped the machine on it's side (looking at it from the front, I flipped it to the left on it's side). The opening in the bottom of the washer machine made it easier to see and get to the pump housing. Looking at the pump and the hoses clamped to it (thanks so much for the picture!!), I removed only the screw clamp like 'tlowesocal', and was able to pull out all the junk (change, a "baby" my daughter had made as a sewing project, Q-tips, and pet hair) with my fingers. Took some time but trying to get one clamp tightened again seemed much easier than dealing with all the clamps.
    Worked like a charm! I'm listening to the Whirring of our washer now as it's smoothly going through the final spin cycle, which it's not done correctly for quite awhile until tonight. Thanks to all for the advice and thanks so much to 'catriver' for the great picture!!
    Blessings!!
    Darryl :)

  • danitlv Oct 26, 2009

    Way to go do it your selfers!!! The advice is worth hundreds in repair man fees. NEVER AGAIN will I purchace anything FRIGIDAIRE. Have all frigidaire appliances and in the 3 years since I bought them(new) my washer&dryer have broken fridge broke &dishwasher broke.Only my stove and micro-hood have been ok:(

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    error code E20 Frigidaire front load

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Holla, Im not showing a E20 code on the tech sheet. There is a E21. Water not draining fast enough. Try holding the start/pause and cancel key together for 3 seconds. The door lock, wash, rinse and final spin leds should light. Any error codes should be displayed when holding those keys. If you see a different error code, post it. If not, I would suspect a clogged pump...Catriver.

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    Ron Marek Aug 04, 2007

    drop the bottom front panel. The pump sits on the right side. Disconnect the drain hoses and clean them and the pump impeller out. Catriver.

  • Patti-Chris Jan 20, 2012

    Thanks to all of you, we saved another bill adding up! I followed he directions that catriver gave and added a few little tweaks here and there...aside from the profanity screams from my husband the process took a little over an hour. We were clogged from the coin catch and almost filling the black rubber boot with bathroom rubber rug backing, dog hair, change totaling $1.08, a small key, fishing hook, stickers, screws, and a stick!!! Inwas shocked how much stuff was in there. At any rate this saved us a $200 repair bill, as I have four children doing laundry daily is imparative!
    We took the door off of our machine, affinity model. Also, we removed the front panel by taking off the metal ring that holds the rubber boot ring on the front opening. It is just a metal ring attached together by a spring. All you do is lift the spring part with a flathead screwdriver and remove the ring carefully, then pull off the boot. By taking the front off, and the back, my husband and I were able to work together front and back to get those green clamps off. We also removed the motor prior to taking off the black rubber boot. The coin catch came out rather easy, and went back in easily as well.
    I cannot speak enough about how much these postings helped us! This was a real money and time saver! Even if you are not handy and afraid of doing this yourself, it is doable. This was not really hard, but well worth the savings. Good luck to everyone else who comes across this!!!

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    debbiecantu1 Dec 13, 2012

    i have the same problem error code with my fridgidaire affinity washer,why now at christmas,i did notice that it works fine for about the first 20 mins then its stops and blinks the e20 code.when i check the clothes they are still soppy wet so i go right to the spin cycle option and then its done it spins the rest of the water out out,so it does sound like a clogged pump issue and keeping my fingers crossedd this will work.

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    debbiecantu1 Dec 13, 2012

    i did the holding of the start/pause and cancel key and e21 showed up.

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I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has already posted here - the information was invaluable, and I likely just saved myself $200.

However, having read all these posts and having just done this myself, I'd like to summarize all of this information into one, concise post.

#1 - You do not need to remove the entire front panel. There is an access panel on the front bottom of the machine that comes off (maybe 12" tall). It is held on by two screws that are underneath it. The best way to access these is to tilt the machine back about 3" or so and prop it up. I used a steel toed boot as my prop. Also, since you've likely thrown the error and not finished the cycle, there will be water in your machine. You need to remove as much of it as possible, and also have a tub or container of some sort standing by for when you remove the housing later.

#2 - Remove these two screws with a phillips head screwdriver and pull down on the access panel. There are two barb type plastic pieces on the top that hold the top in. You can now move the access panel out of the way.

#3 - You will now see what is shown in the picture in the post above. You need to remove the screw clamp that holds the big, black plastic housing in, and also remove the two smaller "pinch" type clamps that hold the smaller tubes on. One is up and to the right and one is behind the main housing. These two pinch clamps are a true SOB to remove. I'm serious as a heart attack when I say that if I ever meet the person who chose to use these clamps on this machine, I'm punching them right in the face. You will likely need some form of plyer or clamp to get these off. Once you've removed them, throw them the hell away and go to home depot and get some replacement screw hose clamps. Your hands and sanity will thank you for not trying to get them back on for 30 minutes like I did (and then ended up going to Home Depot anyway).

#4 - Pull the big, black, accordion housing out and figure out what all is stuck in there. Although most people have been finding money, all I found was a pair of panties. Remove all that ****, and put the housing back on using your new screw clamps. Also, have a little WD-40 to spray on the hose connection areas so they will slide back on easy. Tighten your clamps and put everything back together and you are good to go.

Hope this helps some people save some time on this project!

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  • cowain Apr 04, 2010

    I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has already posted here -
    the information was invaluable, and I likely just saved myself $200.



    However, having read all these posts and having just done this myself,
    I'd like to summarize all of this information into one, concise post.



    #1 - You do not need to remove the entire front panel. There is an
    access panel on the front bottom of the machine that comes off (maybe
    12" tall). It is held on by two screws that are underneath it. The
    best way to access these is to tilt the machine back about 3" or so and
    prop it up. I used a steel toed boot as my prop. Also, since you've
    likely thrown the error and not finished the cycle, there will be water
    in your machine. You need to remove as much of it as possible, and
    also have a tub or container of some sort standing by for when you
    remove the housing later.



    #2 - Remove these two screws with a phillips head screwdriver and pull
    down on the access panel. There are two barb type plastic pieces on
    the top that hold the top in. You can now move the access panel out of
    the way.



    #3 - You will now see what is shown in the picture in the post above.
    You need to remove the screw clamp that holds the big, black plastic
    housing in, and also remove the two smaller "pinch" type clamps that
    hold the smaller tubes on. One is up and to the right and one is
    behind the main housing. These two pinch clamps are a true SOB to
    remove. I'm serious as a heart attack when I say that if I ever meet
    the person who chose to use these clamps on this machine, I'm punching
    them right in the face. You will likely need some form of plyer or
    clamp to get these off. Once you've removed them, throw them the hell
    away and go to home depot and get some replacement screw hose clamps.
    Your hands and sanity will thank you for not trying to get them back on
    for 30 minutes like I did (and then ended up going to Home Depot
    anyway).



    #4 - Pull the big, black, accordion housing out and figure out what all
    is stuck in there. Although most people have been finding money, all I
    found was a pair of panties. Remove all that ****, and put the housing
    back on using your new screw clamps. Also, have a little WD-40 to
    spray on the hose connection areas so they will slide back on easy.
    Tighten your clamps and put everything back together and you are good
    to go.



    Hope this helps some people save some time on this project!



    P





  • lbhughes1 Dec 01, 2010

    Would you be able to send me the picture? I can\'t seem to find it? My email is lbhughes1@verizon.net Thanks so much. Liz

  • erinbyrd33 Feb 03, 2011

    Thanks SO much! I can't afford a washer repair nor can I afford to go without my washer very long. I took your advice and went to the local hardware store for some screw clamps and a pair of vice grip pliers. I only took off the black part, but I think that was it bc there was a sock in there alone with 85 cents. Hardest part was attaching one of the screw clamps blind bc of the way it was oriented. But the washer is running right now!

  • wglenntx Mar 26, 2011

    WOW THANKS SO MUCH for the detailed instructions! You're right, the clamps are a complete BEAR to remove! We had a sock clogging the unit! This most likely saved a couple hundred dollars in repair fees! You guys ROCK!

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    yooper69947 May 29, 2012

    cowain is right. Small access panel is all i took off, removed the 3 clamps and removed the "catch all" part where the clog was.

    I recommend a shop vac to remove as much water as you can from the washer. Get as much as you can before tipping it back and then get the rest when tipped back.

    Also. have it (or a towel) to dry up the rest when you take off the clamps.

  • foreverincre
    foreverincre Nov 04, 2012

    It worked

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    shansen14 Mar 02, 2013

    Spring clips dumbest thing ever. Thank you cowain for your advice. And Frigidair.....how about having them a little easier accessible!!!??

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I found a much simpler solution! I am 9 months pregnant and was able to do this, on my own, in 1/2 hour!!

1. Drain washer (used a Shami & a bucket)
2. Remove the back panel (not necessary but made for better lighting)
3. Tip the washer on its side (opposite the soap dispenser).
4. From the bottom access panel, loosen the long screw around the neck of the large black accordion tube (see solution #4 diagram).
5. Squeeze the bottom of the tube to inch the trap up & out of the tube.
6. Empty it & slip it back in by squeezing from the top until you can feel it at the bottom then tighten the screw.

No messing with tight clamps or sharp edges & its running pretty well now.

What I found: Purex 3 in 1 laundry sheet--DO NOT recommend these, a handful of unrecognizable change, a necklace & a couple of stickers.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

  • Whinney Nov 06, 2010

    Thanks rebs73! This was the easiest solution of them all, especially when dealing with stacked front loaders in a small space like ours. I got $2.25 in change, a petsmart tag and a whole lot of fuzz from a bathmat we just washed. Thanks again!

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Gotta love this washer design (not!). 
Catriver's solution was PERFECT, except for one thing.  There was no way that the front panel was coming off without my killing my husband and parts flying.  
Went in thru the back and had my husband unscrew the motor so we could get to the flexible tubing fairly easily.  Inside the big, flexible, accordion looking tube is a hard, plastic "filter".  This is the holder of all things evil in a front loading washer.  One soda pop can top, wad of cat fur, paperclip and five dollar bill later.... VIOLA! We had no error code on the washer.
Catriver... thank you so much for the photo.  Would never have been able to do this without your expert help.  Cheers!

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Thanks to those who had 'gone before'. I bought the repair manual & it was worth $15 in less aggravation.

I went through the front & it took 1hr from start to finish- including filling the washer and pouring a beverage when done.<g>

To get the front panel off, the manual is worth its weight in gold- all steps are illustrated.
For mine;
Take out soap tray.
2 screws on back of top- and slide back.
5 screws & 3 clips on console, and fold out of way.
pull spring clip off boot and release boot.
8 screws ro loosen front panel
2 screws on door latch- and a clip to release wires.

Done. - follow catriver's instructions above.
Mine is on a shelf already, so I did a minimum of moving. Tipping it on it's side would have been a 2 hr job- one way.

Oh- my take? $2.91, an earring, and 2 Color Catchers.

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Huge help. I took 10 minutes to read through all of the posts. Pic was huge help. I did not have to move my washer at all. I took the bottom front panel off (2 screws). It looked similar to catdriver's picture in Solution #4 (thank you). I unscrewed the top part of the rubber hose and pulled off, then used viseclamps to pull the bottom right hose off. Above, one of the gals mentioned to pinch the bottom of the hose and continue to do this until the trap pulls out. Worked beautifully and was able to put everything back on within minutes. BTW, 16 bobby pins, a baby sock, a fake nail, hair, a candy wrapper, loose change, and 200 buck saved. Priceless!

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Hello,

Here is the Complete Repair Manual for your Affinity Washers. Extremely Helpful.

Affinity Washer Manual Download

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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    Bill Newberry Jan 09, 2009

    The repair manual for this Machine is a Must!!

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Catriver's photo excellent. Front panel removal impossible for us w/o hassle due to gas dryer stacked above washer. Back panel edge very sharp -- caution. Grab a few dirty bath towels, about two quarts of water on the floor imminent. Easy to remove back access panel. Remove pump (two black screws, right side hard to get at- use small handled screwdriver or 5/16 open end). Use visegrips to remove green clips. Unscrew long screw holding black tube at top. Take out black tubing assembly and clean out trap. Cannot remove coin trap from bottom, trap has a flange at top. Must remove from top. Very sad to disclose the cause of my clog because I like the Purex 3-in-1 sheets. But **** if two of them and 48 cents wasn't the entire problem. No more Purex 3-in-1 sheets for our house! grrrrr.... Thanks for all the info. This took about 30'

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Easy fix...Take off front panel,under door above drawer,two screws,look inside,,looks like a big plastic elbe take off clamps from top and bottom remove rubber see a little plastic cup its cloged up remove and clean out.put back same way...You just saved 200 dollars....Your welcome

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OMG!!! SUCH GREAT ADVICE FROM EVERYONE!! I READ THE 1ST ONE WITH THE PICTURE FIRST AND ATTEMPTED TO GO TAKE OFF THE BOTTOM FRONT PANEL.. THAT DIDNT LAST LONG! I CAME BACK UP AND READ THE REST OF EVERYONES IDEAS/STORIES... WENT BACK DOWN TILTED THE WASHER UP AND UNSCREWED 2 SMALL SCREWS WITH A PHILLIPS AND THE FRONT PANEL CAME RIGHT OFF. I SAW THE BLACK TUBE AND LOOSENED THE SCREW CLAMP AND IT CAME RIGHT OFF.. AND "TADA"!! THE PROBLEM WAS MY LOST/STOLEN VISA CARD CLOGGING THE HOLE RIGHT UP!! THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE IN THERE.. AND IT WAS EASY TO SLIDE THE TUBE BACK ON AND TIGHTEN THE SCREW BACK. THE 1ST LOAD SINCE IS GOING NOW AND I HOPE IT'S A SUCCESS!! MEANWHILE.. I'LL BE WAITING A COUPLE MORE DAYS FOR MY NEW VISA TO ARRIVE IN THE MAIL.. URGH!!! =)

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The weird noise you hear is the pump sucking air not water.
Remove the rear panel. On the bottom left you will see the pump with two hose clamps. One hose is grey the other is black. The black hose contains a plastic cylinder filter with holes in the sides. Remove the pump (two screws hold it in place) Remove the filter from the Black hose (warning water will run on the floor). In mine I found a $1.86 in change and lint from a large blanket; this was the clog. The filter holds money like a change holder nice and stacked. After cleaning reassemble pump works like new. You will need a phillip screw driver, vise grip pliers to remove the clamps, shop vac for water and some WD40 to get the filter back in the hose. Remember to put the filter back in the way it came out.

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Thanks for the help, the claps were VERY hard to get back on proper, but as well I found five bucks!!!!!

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Yes, thank you everyone!!!! I had the same problem and this post saved me. The washer is only a year old however i have 5 dogs and wasn't suprised to find dog hair clogging the coin trap.
And thanks to Biska for recommending the hose clamps to replace the impossible original clamps. I'd say if you're reading this don't even waste your time trying to put those 2 back on and just go out and purchase two hose clamps for under $2. I got size 1"--2 and 1/4"

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Catriver, thanks a lot for the solution and the photo! It probably saved me over 200 bucks.  However, I spent most of the day struggling with this machine. It had to be tilted in order to unscrew the access panel, and the clamps are impossible to work with. I finally had to use one regular metal clamp with a screw instead of the original one. By the way, are there some small devices that will keep these clamps expanded? If so, what are they called? It's very hard to hold the clamp with a pair of pliers and at the same time to try and get all the hoses connected properly. In retrospect, I think that it would have been easier to pull the washer out and access the area from the back.  Electrolux doesn't make things easy for you!

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

  • biska Oct 25, 2014

    I just wanted to add that I have two of these washers in my rental units. They are identical, except one of them came without the strainer basket inside rubber boot. I never had a reason to take the boot off, because it never clogged, but I can feel by hand that there is nothing inside the boot. The other one clogged twice in 5 years. So next time I am going to remove the basket.

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Turned machine on its side and solved problem in about 20 minutes thanks to these posts. thanks everyone. i found 2 of the purex 3-n-1 sheets in the trap, won't be using those anymore. i was disappointed however to only find 15 cents in there, some of you had gotten my hopes up that i would be able to buy lunch tomorrow for my efforts.

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I did what rebs73 suggested by tipping the Frigidaire Affinity on the side opposite the soap tray (since mine did not have a front panel that was easy to remove. I found an access hole on the bottom and was able to get to every thing through that hole. I only removed the black accordion looking tube with the screw closing clamp. I found 1 quarter and 2 purex 3-n-1 sheets in the trap (likely the culprits - I didn't like those cleaning sheets anyway). I didn't take anything else apart. Took about 30min total even with clean up. Thanks everyone.

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Wow, you guys are brilliant! I did this repair by just unscrewing the front panel but not removing the boot. Very tight space, you have to remove the green clamp by touch. Found a pair of pliers with a special channel in each side in my dad's toolbox. Thanks dad!
I think I am a winner, my take? A very worn $20 bill and a popsicle stick wrapped in hair!

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

  • stacyespinoz Nov 07, 2010

    i see the black acordian hose; can not get those green clamps out to save my life...grrr

  • stacyespinoz Nov 07, 2010

    got the clamps off----finally...i will be going to home depot to get better clamps to replace them...found 3 baby socks we have been missing since my son was 5 weeks old (he's almost 6 months now)

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Thanks for the info. Helped alot. The green clamps were extremely difficult to get back on so I used nylon ties, I hope they hold. So far so good. I would recommend one of the above posts as to not remove the green clamps unless absolutely necessary. About 45 minutes and various curse words its working fine.

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Thank you for the excellent diagram.  I tipped the machine on it's side and finally got the screw clamp off.  My hands are shredded and I just now read the post about the nasty infection from the black sludge.  The machine spins and drains properly but is leaking.  I have reconnected the screw clamp several times but so far haven't been able to stop the leak.  Whoever decided the use razor sharp metal to edge all access areas was a sadist.  
One question-does the basket piece that is inside the black rubber boot fit straight into it, anchored down in the accordion pleated section or should it be somehow shoved in  around the corner facing the other tube?  Just wondering if I have replaced the basket incorrectly.  Can't locate the leak although I tried to remove many clamps so I might have loosened one of them.
Although this has not been painless, I appreciate the advice and am glad I could fix this without calling a repairman.  

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Took off the screw clamp and it had a sock in it. works great now thanks

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • minamousee Jun 23, 2011

    Removed the hose to drain all the water, then removed the clamps. The really hard part was getting the coin catcher out. We had to pull it through the rubber boot, and getting it back in was a really slow process. In order to get the coin catcher in we needed to push the opening in on the spot back into the boot and slowing push the trap in. Everything about this is uncomfortable because it is very tight and no place to move around.

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I had the same E20 problem. E20 *was* listed on the Error Code Chart that came with the washer and had the same meaning: "Water doesn't drain". Cleaning the coin trap solved the problem, even though the chart does not mention anything about a coin trap. This is for model Gallery Series GLTF2940ES. I removed only the screw-fastened clamp (using a hex ratchet wrench made this easy) and was able to reach into the coin trap. I pulled out my daughter's Cinderella sock (missing for 18 months!) and some change. I could not tell if I completely emptied the coin trap with only one clamp removed, but removing the sock that was stuffed in the trap solved the problem for now. Reading about how much trouble people had getting the other clamps off and back on, I opted try just remove the easiest clamp. It seems I was able to clean the trap sufficiently for now. I've run a couple loads since and have not seen the E20 error. Thanks to Catriver for the great picture!

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I looked at Catriver excellent picture and I read most of the other follow-up solutions. Removing the front panel (bottom part) was relatively easy; I tilted the washing machine enough to be able to slide a 2x4 under it so I could remove the 2 screws. Thanks to the advice of others, I only slightly unscrew the drain and was able to remove my little girl\'s sock that prevented the drain (no spare change for me...but I saved plenty thanks to my wife Manon who dared typing "E20 Frigidaire" on Google...and beg me to do the job, so we could finish up the laundry today...) Thank you all !!!

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THIS WORKS!!!!! I did want to add that I am soooo not mechaincally inclined! I took bottom front panel off, removed clamp with a butter knife, pulled boot off (big rubber piece), took trap out,cleaned it out put back and boom it worked!!! To add for those like me who know nothing about fixing things the trap is metal and has holes it in, it is up in the boot,. It is very hard to get out and even harder to put back, but it will go in with a lot of pushing! Paperclips were my culprits, some change and a dogtag. So gross but so much better than a $200 or more dollar bill at Christmas time when I am not working. Thank you all for your help!!!!!!! Simply wonderful and my husband couldn\'t believe I fixed it!!

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I had the E20 issue and broke down and called for service today. I came home to goggle the error and found this website and THANK GOODNESS I did! I canceled the repairman and went it myself since my hubby is at work. I have small hands so was able to reach through the bottom of the machine to do the work. I didn't take off all the clamps only the screw one. My teenage son helped me get the filter out which was jam packed with a variety of things. It took us about 30 minutes total would have been less if me and the teenager didn't argue over stuff. Thanks to all who shared, saved me $69 just to have it diagnosed and $35 a half hour for any work so potentially $150 bill!

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My machine is only about 2 years old. Last night it was not spinning out the water. I was all worried that is was something bigger then what it really was. I was also getting the e20 code. I have misplaced my manual so I ended up on google and found this post. Thank you for all the helpful info here. My husband tipped the washer on it\'s back and removed the four screws on the bottom of the front panel. HE DID NOT I REPEAT DID NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE ENTIRE FRONT PANEL TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. He just propt up the bottom portion of the front panel and he worked thru the cut out under the unit. IT worked great. If you remove the panel you have to remove the rubber seal (the boot) from the unit itself and the door. He said it would take too much time and found another way an easier way. It took him 30 minutes from start to finish to fix this problem. We were clogged up with some dog hair and $1.13 in change LOL. Everything is running great now. thanks to all of the above info and help. Take care.

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I went thru the back and only took off the back clip.  I pulled the plastic filter out of the boot and cleaned it out.  It's a little hard to put it back in, but you just have to force it.  BIG KEY IN GETTING THE CLIP BACK ON IS USE A SMALL "C" CLAMP TO HOLD IT OPEN WHILE PUTTING THE BOOT BACK ON.  The photo was a big help.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

This was great advice. The inlet strainer on the water pump was plugged. Once I pulled the strainer from the rubber boot it was filled with pennys etc. I was receiving the E20 and E21 errors and this seems to have fixed both. My unit is only 2 years old.

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My Frigidaire Front loader also had the Error 20.



I fixed it by testing the drainage hose from the back of the unit to the drain in the wall. I tested it for blockage by disconnectiong it and blowing thru it to see if there was any obstruction; thier was none.



Then I took the back (oval / elipse shaped) cover off by removing six 1/2" screws. Then I checked the hose that comes from the pump (just under the drum unit) by disconnecting it from the pump and blowing thru the nozzle end at the top of the back of the unit. No blockage.



The third and last thing I did was I tilted the unit against a wall and worked on the large black hose that contains a "Coin Drop". It right inside the hose, squeeze the biggest black part of the hose and you can feel it.



Disconnect that from the drum with a screw driver (pliers work well on the first 2 claimps, not this one) Pull the rubber hose off the drum and reach in and pull out the entire cup...which is full of coins and hair and disgusting black sludge. Be careful not to expose any open cuts to this material. You could get an infection but thats another website.



After you clean it out. Put it all back and testing the hot & cold water hook ups for leaks.

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Cowain I have never laughed so hard! Those pinch clamps are hell! Thank you all! Was up till 4a.m. last night, fixed E21, have tio do it all again tio fix e20 now, wish I would've read these first!

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My biggest problem is getting the hoses on.. the boot one with the side pipe on is .. is the hardest. and i got it all back and the bigger one of the two is leaking at its as tight as i can get it .. what do i do now?

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Most of the posts here were very helpfull. Here is how my husband and I did it.

1) Un-hook all hoses from water and drainage as wel as the electric cord.
2) Pull washer out and tip it on its side. The side without the liquid drawer.
3) Remove the bottom front pannel by removing two screws.
4) Look into the access hole on the bottom of the machine and you will see the black hose with three connections. Remove the 2 clamps and loosen the large screw on the third clamp to pull the hose out of the machine.
5) Now work the trap out of the accordian side of the black hose. It takes a little finess but is not difficult.
6) Clean out the trap. Mine was full of horse hair and black sludge.
7) Now put the trap back in to the accordian side of the black hose the same way it came out.
8) The MOST IMPORTANT STEP. Go to the hardware store and buy 2 Hose Clamps to replace the two smaller metal clamps on 2 sides of the hose. This step will save you TONS of time in the long run.
9) First attach the small side of the hose on the accordian side with one of the new hose clamps.
10) Now attach the large side of the accordian with the long screw clamp.
11) Lastly attach the small side of the black hose on the square side with one of the new hose clamps.
12) Tighten every thing really well.
13) At this point we hooked the washer back up to the water and tested it to make sure there were no leaks.
14) Reattach the front pannel.

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I had this issue. Looked around the washer's innards trying to figure out what was what. Eventually laid the washer on its back and pulled the rubber boot off the tumbler and pulled out the catch tube that was inside the rubber boot just to the side of the pump. It had all kinds of junk in it, mostly lint from cloths but plenty of coins and whatnot as well. Now the washer is working like a charm.

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After doing the diagnostic testing, it gave me an E21 error. I took the rubber hose off, and found 3 all in one washer/dryer sheets stuck in the washer drain. I do not recommend using these for a front load washer...After I cleaned it out, my washer worked like new...

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer (LTF600ES1) Error E20

HI,

E20 is a problem with the pump, or drain hoses.

remove the 2 screws on the bottom and the front access panel comes off

pump is on the right, remove hoses from it, remove pump from machine then remove whatever is in the pump

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer (LTF600ES1) Error E20

this is an error that indicates the tub is clogged or draining slowly

to fix this you have to go under the washer and pull the tub hose off and clean all obstructing stuff in the hose and thru the hole on the tub

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