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I was washing some rugs and now the washer won't drain out. Its said like E20 or something like that. What do I do??

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This error is caused by a clogged drain filter located under the drum assembly.

six screws on the back of the unit removes a panel. behind that its easy to see the hose at the bottom of the drum. remove a couple of clamps and shopvac out the blockage

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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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


Hello.

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.

Oversudsing

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.

Thanks.

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I have a Kenmore Elite washer, model 44092. The machine won't spin and the error code is E20. What is wrong with it?


The machine, based on the error code, is made by Frigidaire for Kenmore. Error code E20 pertains to a slow or no drain problem which can be due to a clogged/kinked drain hose, blocked drain filter/coin trap, or a broken drain pump. The link below provides the detailed troubleshooting procedure of this error code.

Error Code E20 on Frigidaire and Frigidaire-made (including Kenmore) Front Load Washing Machines

Error Code E20 on Frigidaire and Frigidaire-made (including Kenmore) Front Load Washing Machines

Aug 20, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Error message E20


Hi... error E20 means your washer can't drain you may need a new pump or something is in the pump

Apr 07, 2011 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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3 area rugs wee washed but would,nt spin out . E20 kept flashing. I took all but 1 rug out machine finished cycle but still didn,nt wring out This has never happened before


there is a lint screen inside the water pump hose(the one that goes from the outer tub to the pump). if you have a port or access door to get to it remove it, if not you may have to remove the front panel to get to it. you could have debris blocking the drain and causing the computer to delay the spin process.

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WASHED RUG IN MY NEPTUNE WASHER. rUG CAME APART. washer won't drain all the way. ND COMES UP.RUG WAS SHAG TYPE.hELP!


You will have to clean up drain system in washer. Get the rug pars out. A wet vac is a useful tool here.

May 05, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B 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

Dec 18, 2008 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load...

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E20 ERROR


It doesn't spin because it has to drain first. E20 means not draining. You'll very likely have something caught in your drain pump. If you take the two screw off at the front, very bottom of you washer you'll be able to pull down the small panel to reveal the drain pump at the right corner. if you empty all the water from your machine you can take off the spring clamp attaching the thick rubber hose from your tub to your drain pump. ( you may want to have some old towels ready ) With this off you can feel around for what's blocking the drain pump's impeller. You may want to take the screws out that secure the drain pump to the base and the other spring clamp that attaches the drain hose to the drain pump. Good luck!

Sep 28, 2008 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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Frigidaire front load washer (LTF600ES1) Error E20


Your washer is not draining properly. You need to check if the drain hose is kinked and also whether the household drain is running smoothly.

Aug 02, 2008 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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GE Washer won't drain or spin


this is something that you can fix even if your not a technical person . first you have to open the washing machine front panel or back panel , second , follow the DRAIN HOSE to where its connected to a little motor, disconnect the DRAIN HOSE , take the LITTLE MOTOR out and clean it out , it could be clogged.
it happen once and find out the person put the BATH RUG SET
to wash , the rug was so old that pieces of a rubber underneath the rugs clogged the drain , so there was no rinse and no spin.
try it , I hope it helps.

Apr 16, 2008 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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E20 error?


Plug off the wall first before these jobs. Remove rear panel.Check your filters and pump. Most probably you have a block in your pump. You have to drain out water from the machine by lowering the hose behind the machine to floor level, be prepared, bucket, etc. Dont forget to fix hose behind at very same position in wall drain. Your filter panel is in front bottom right of machine.

Things shd be fine, rate me pl.

Oct 14, 2007 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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