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)
Re: How to remove Affinity front bottom panel? Catriver...
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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I understand you are receiving an E21 code on your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF7000E, and it is not draining. The E21 code can possibly mean that the water is not draining out fast enough. Please check the drain hose for any kinks or clogs. Also, make sure that your home's drain pipes are not clogged as well. This could also be a false code. Try resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. Sometimes there can be a miscommunication between the different boards inside your appliance. Restore power and start any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
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.
Hello markramos66 - An error code E21 commonly refers to the water in your washer is not pumping out 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.
Hello - The error code "E21" typically means the water is not draining properly or not pumping out fast enough. Does the washer making a humming noise? If so, either the drain hose may be kinked or the drain in the house is clogged.Once you have confirmed and cleaned the hose and if issue continues contact a professional to move forward accurately. The unit may possibly have a faulty pump or control board.
You have a pump error - 1. Check the drain hose for restrictions. Restriction, correct problem. No restriction, go to step (2). 2. Start the washer and check for 120VAC at the drain pump. Zero, replace the Main Control Board. 120VAC, remove the pump and check it for blockage. If blocked, remove the restriction, if not, replace the pump.
E21 is slow drain. this means there is something clogging the filter in the hose from the tub to the pump. 1. unplug unit. 2. remove bottom access panel on the front. 3 be ready for water to spill lots of towels you can throw them back in washer when this procedure is done, so don't worry, pack the towels around the hose that comes from the bottom of the tub to the the pump 4 remove the clamp holding the tub to the pump 5 gentle remove the hose this is where you may get wet 6 reach into the hose you will feel a filter (cup like with holes in it) work is out of the hose it will be tuff but it will come out 8 now you have it in your hand clean it out all good 9 put it back it must be there so don't think of leaving it out , you must push it all the way back down until it is set in the grove for the lip of the basket. 10 reassemble the unit
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Plug off the mains. You
have to look for screws below the front kick-panel, you can raise the machine a
bit to gain access to the screws, the panel comes down & out. You may find a
drain hose here, on left, drain off the excess water. The pump is on the right
side. Be prepared for dirty water. Inside the big flexible tube (coming from
the tub bottom) is the filter, be prepared to find all sorts of junk here,
clean out. You can pass it into a large plastic bag. Examine your pump also,
clean out the impeller. Carefully refit all. Your machine would be fine. Don’t
wait for the machine to jam to look into your filter.