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How to remove Affinity front bottom panel? Catriver help?

I have the dreaed E21 error... I have the Affinity 7000 I think. At any rate it looks similar to 6000... the problem is that the front panel which included the door is large... how do you remove it? (there are 4 screws on the bottom) Now, I imagine it comes off with the door, but there is a rubber gasket that connects the door to the drum to prevent leaks of course... does that come off? It was already replaced once and I remember the repairman had a hell of a time placing the new gasket one so I am a bit hesitant to take the panel off... anyone has any pcitures? CATRIVER?  ( Isaw your earlier post with picture of the pump)

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  • robinzon Jan 14, 2008

    I don't wante to replace the front, I would like to clean out the pump... I have an Affinity ATF7000 washer... ie there is no bottom panel, the front panel is one piece with the door (the control panel on top is separate). I would like to clean the pump and in order to do that, from what I have read here, you need to access the front of the washer. I have no way of tilting or moving the washer as there is a dryer on top of it. So please let me know how to get to the pump from the front...

  • robinzon Jan 14, 2008

    Well for me its even more complicated as I would have to first remove the closet doors then somehow getthe machines out... someone recommended teflon skids, but perhaps the tech can tilt the machine back and only partially move the machines out since there is room up top for the tilt. I decided I don't want to experiemnt with this myself since Iremember how hard of a time the tech had when he was replacing the rubber gasket (after 1 month the thing sucked it in). I regret 100% on buying anythign from frigidaire (I would much rather get GE/Kenmore or LG) but I was forced into this becuse of the size of the closet (though that is even no longer the problem since the door was changed). Its a poor unit that washes very badly and is impossible to service.

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    how to repair error 21



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I have an affinity 600es.. and the same problem.. I went through it yesterday.. There is no bottom panel to remove.. the only way in from the front is to remove the entire front panel, which first involves removing the top, then the control panel section and the liquids dispenser.. I got part way through it that way, and decided I didn't want to cut all the tie wraps and what not to fully remove the fro panel/door section.. so I put all that together and titled the unit on it's side (pump side down).. there is a large removable access panel on the back, and an always open smaller access port on the bottom next to the pump... I had to work at it with one arm in through the back, and one arm in through the hole in the bottom.. because of those stupid hose clamps they use...

No matter what, you're gonna have to remove the dryer from on top of your washer.. I'm really pissed off at frigidaire for this design.. I think it's on purpose to force paying service costs.. if not, then the engineers are just plain stupid.. this is obviously a periodic maintenance thing for these washers.. why couldn't they make some sort of easily removable filter for the thing.. maybe where all you do is remove the large back access panel and then there is a filter unit that has a threaded cap.. so that you're not fighting to remove a bunch of impossible to get to hose clamps and cursing the whole time..

if designed with the consumer in mind, this procedure could have taken less time that it takes to disconnect the hoses and power to move the unit.. but instead, I missed the entire cowpokes/gnats game yesterday fighting this thing.. way to ruin my sunday!

I'm not an engineer, but if they're too inept to figure it out, I can show them what they need to do, to make this a simple procedure that any housewife can do! If they care a smidgin about their customers, that is!

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    Like I said, if they simply installed some sort of removable filter that with a twist could be pulled out of the boot that goes from the drum to the pump, it would make life a lot easier... then the customer could just remove the large oval cover on the back of the unit.. reach in, give a twist on the cover and pull out the filter, remove the debris, put the filter back in, replace the cover, and go on with life.. it would take all of five minutes instead of three hours, turning the machine on it's side and whatever else gymnastics a person has to go through to do this...

    at the very least, use automotive style hose clamps, so that they can be removed without all the bad language.. I'm sure even the paid repairmen would appreciate this small gesture..... because this can't be any easier or more fun for them either...

    Lint, coins, pet hair, pillow stuffing, etc. are all part of life.. so these thing are eventually gonna get into the pump strainer and clog it up.. make the thing easier to clean out...



There is NO WAY to remove front panel on the 7000 washer... the pump can only by accessed in the back... its a POS machine to begin with, forget about the service..

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What I want to know is where is the filter???

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Dude why do you feel the need to replace the whole front of the washer for a slow drain im a 15 year frigidare tech lets talk

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  • robert samples Jan 14, 2008

    ok guys just chill a few minutes error code 21 is a slow drain code let me look at the blue prints and see how we can deal with this i own a Frigidaire front loader my self because its one of the finest on the market they had it out for 30 years in europe before bringing to the us so lets work together and i can be of great help ok

  • robert samples Jan 15, 2008

    listen guys if you e mail me at [email protected],com i will give you the golden cow but listen to me your dead wrong about the appliances companies ive been tight with them for 26 years and frigidaire done a two million dollar study that said one dissatisfied customer on average will tell twenty other people and that's not good for business they want you happy now slow drain problems number 1 cause is foreign objects left in peoples pockets during wash like change,tooth picks ,drill bits , nails getting stuck in the holes in the tub and jamming the tub ,etc.They are world wide companies and repair is a small part of their business. but e mail me as i cant post what im going to do for y'all on the web .frigidare would want me to to make you happy ok and if you need further assistance ill be here and fix-ya is a great site we are here doing this for you

  • robert samples Jan 15, 2008

    ps after the email yall got any comments for frigidare ill be happy to relay them for you but check your pumps first and see whats in them


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Hello Deena,
Error Code e21
means the water is not pumping out fast enough.The most likely reason is because the washer drain filter is clogged.
Here is a solution:
  1. Pull the machine out from the wall.
  2. Then take the panel out in the rear. Once the panel is off you will see the drain pump.
  3. Disconnect the drain Tube between the Tub and the Pump.
  4. Look inside the pipe you will find the Drain Filter.
  5. Clean the filter out ( you will be surprised of "things" found in the filter) then put the machine back together
  6. Try a full cycle.
That should end your problem.
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Good Morning Friend, this is Z. That's a great question!

If you are getting an error code E21, it usually means that your washer is not pumping out water fast enough. First, check the drain hose for any restrictions or kinks. If you have check the hose and it appears to be clear and free, then potentially the underlying issue may be the main control board or pump. Generally it is a good idea to have a professional take a look at it to get to the root cause. Cost of parts and technical expertise entailed in these types of replacements can be a bit tricky.

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