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My washer is showing error f20 what does it mean

I have a kenmore front load washer and dryer. my washer is showing error f20 what does it mean

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"F20" is a No Water Detect error. It is an indication that you either have no water coming into the washer, or very little water at all. The following link explains how to troubleshoot:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608632-f20_error_code

This is one of those error codes that can be tricky to troublehsoot due to the many potential causes of the problem. My adivce to you is to eliminate the easy common sense items first.

Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any further questions. I hope this can help you.

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Pretty sure that F20 is a pump or drain error. Take a look at my article http://www.fixya.com/support/t3144835-not_draining_water_not_spinning This may help

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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