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E20 code on setting the washer to go ,half way through the cycle with about 28 mins left a e20 error came up

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Re: e20 code

Is it still full of water, May be pump needs replacing,

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Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Error code E20 on a AEG washer dryer

Ok if its only bring the E20 up on the drying side then this will be a blocked dryer condenser chamber.

To get at this you need to take the back half of the washer off and from there you will see a big plastic chamber going from the bottom up to the top.

Take this chamber off and give it a good clean out with a hose pipe.

Once this is clear refit it and the dryer should be back to normal from there.

Oct 14, 2012 | Washing Machines

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My washing maching is reading E20 and it is not washing. it seems to stop after a few minutes of washing and then it will read E20 and just continuosly beep


Frigidaire front-loading washing machines have an electronic control panel where the wash cycle and any other wash options are selected, and the wash cycle is initiated and stopped, if necessary. The control panel also has indicator lights that show the washer status and will display an error code if there are issues with the washer. The "E20" error code indicates a possible pump problem.

Blocked Pump

One of the primary reasons why there may be an "E20" error code on a Frigidaire front-loading washing machine is if there is something blocking the pump. Disconnect the washing machine from the power and release the clips on each side to remove the front access panel. Set a container under the pump drain, which is located on the lower right side of the washing machine. Open the pump drain plug and allow it to drain. Clean out any debris that might be causing the obstruction, then close the drain plug. Close the access panel and restore power to the washer.

Drain Hose

If the drain hose is blocked or crimped, the water may not pump out fast enough, causing the pump error to appear on the display. Straighten out the drain hose in the rear of the washing machine and move it away from the washer if it's trapped between the wall and the washing machine.


If too much detergent--or the wrong kind of detergent--is used in the washing machine, too many suds may result. This can overwhelm the drain and pump system, resulting in the error. Use only high efficiency (HE) laundry detergent with Frigidaire washing machines and follow specific instructions on the laundry container for the recommended amount of detergent. Run a drain cycle if there are excess suds in the washer to clear out the system.

Pressure Switch or Control Boar

The pressure switch may not be communicating properly with the control board, which can cause the E20 error to occur. The other possibility for the E20 error code is if the control board has failed entirely. Try to reset the washing machine by pressing "Stop/Cancel" and disconnecting the washing machine power cord. Wait 30 seconds, then restore power. Make a new cycle selection and press "Start" to see if the error code returns. If it does, turn off the washing machine and contact Frigidaire for repair.


Nov 08, 2011 | GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer

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Spin cycle goes very slow or doesn't work.

Hello, After looking at the User Manual for our Washer, E20 is an error code for the drain. It said that either the house drain line is clogged or the washer drain line is clogged. After my husband took the drain line off the washer, cleaned it out, we noticed that the lines had a lot of detergent build up and figured that this is probably the cause of the error code. We put the washer back together and it is working properly. We have always used the "he" detergent for the front loader and always used the proper amount; however, from now on, we will use less than the recommended amount.
I hope this helps some of you who are having this problem.


May 19, 2010 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000ES 3.5 Cu. Ft....

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Error E20 means there is a problem with water draining. Please check the drain hose which may be kinked or squashed or the drain pump may be blocked. Another possible cause is totally blocked filter which is required to be cleaned to resolve the issue.

Thanks for using FixYa and revert for further assistance.


Jul 18, 2009 | Zanussi ZWF1430W Front Load Washer

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AEG Lavamat Turbo 12830 - error code E20


E20 means there is a bolckage in there
remove filter and clear any debris in there and check impeller is turning ok.


Mar 21, 2009 | AEG Lavamat 16810 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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Stops at 23 mins with error code e 20

E20 is a draining problem. the first thing to check is the filter at front of machie as there may be something blocking the pump.
Before removing filter tilt machine back and place a bowl under as there will be water inside.
Thanks for using Fixya.

Jan 08, 2009 | Zanussi ZWF1430W Front Load Washer

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E20 code on washer : will not empty water on spin cycle?

something is stopping the water from drainning...check for kinked hose,,,check waste pipe,,,check units sump...onthejob

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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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