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Zanussi ZWD1471W Washer Dryer error codes help please!

I have lost my washing machine manual and during each cycle now i get the error message E20 flash up, what does this mean and what can i do to sort the problem out? I can finish the cycle by pressing start again but i have to do this several times during a wash.


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No none of them answers must not of been for me because they were telling me different things to do with the washer what i never asked. I said the washing machine i have just got the writing on the front as worn off so i dont know how to use it properly ive to just guess, i dont want my kids uniforms n clothes shrinking or getting bigger, so if anyone can help please help thanx jodi x

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