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E20 message My washer dryer keeps stoppping in the drying cycle, beeping and displaying an E20 message. If I restart the cycle it'll go for a while and then stop again with the same message. This only happens with the dryer though, not on any of the washing cycles.

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Re: E20 message

Hi Helenw,
The error message E20, simply means the filter plastic cage which is located behind the trap door bottom right side of the machine is full and needs to be cleaned out.
All the fibres and lint gets trapped in here and prevents the waste water from escaping, hence Error code E20.


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Re: E20 message

The E20 error message indicates that water not draining out the machine. In most cases the reason for it is a blocked pump.Remove the pump from the machine and check where do you have this clogged, inside the pump or in one of the pipes connected to it. Good luck

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