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Machine aborts to error code E20 after a couple of mins on timer i am a sparky and checked all sensors/heater/solenoids/fan motor and pump in circuit washing machine side of it works fine any clues on this one as its stumped me ....thanks dave

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E20 normally means there is a blockage in the drain tube/filter. I have the same problem, but the drain tube is clear. I have searched the web and found the solution being down to the "plastic bottle-like condensor having debris/fluff in it".

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