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Hi! I have a Whirlpool Duet front loading washer (model number WFW8300SW00)and I am getting an F-20 error code approximately seven to ten minutes into the wash cycle. What does this mean and how can I fix it?? Thanks so much for your time!!

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  • eguthrie Feb 01, 2010

    Had the hubby check the water inlet hoses... Our hot was frozen.... This last load worked fine... (HOWEVER.... I wondered if one was froze and tried cold only and it still did it....). Once we thawed the hot line, it worked fine. Hurray! Thanks!

  • eguthrie Feb 01, 2010

    Thanks so much for your time and help, Mike!! I appreciate it very much!!

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Hello here is some information for you Please read this . Try selecting different temperature settings. if it doesnt work , but it works fine on the cold setting
First check the hoses to ensure they are not kinked or the inlet screens are clean
If you open your machine,from the rear of the machine
There is a little blue plastic valve in the back, by where the water hoses come in. It has one yellow and one white solenoid, I believe, on it. this will need to be replaced
these valves will fail and give you the fault code that you are describing
Please that you unplug the machine before attempting any repairs to avoid getting a nasty shock or worse
Hope this is very helpful for you please keep me informed on how this is going
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

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    Michael Thomas Feb 01, 2010

    kplease do me a favor and give my solution a rating this helps us get better solutions for our customers like yourself
    Best regards mike


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