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Machine flashes e20

Won't spin

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I just had the same issue with my Affinity washer. The E20 code indicates that the drain flow out of the tub is not getting to the pump. In the drain line there is a cylinrical plastic filter that is about 1" in diameter by about 4" tall. To get to it on my washer (which is a different model number (atf6000fs0) but probably very similar) I had to take off the top of the washer and the front panel off, then remove the large rubber boot that is held on in 3 locations with hose clamps. The filter was packed with coins, bobby pins, hair, dirt, etc. etc. I cleaned and re-asembled, and it is working fine now. The total job took me about 2 hours, and I like to think I am pretty handy around the house but I am no means a professional.

To see the filter, go to this link http://www.specsserver.com/CACHE/FRJNQDDFTHJV.PDF. It is the manual for your washer. On Page 6, Item 40 is the filter, 41 is the rubber boot, and the clamps are 42 and 48. While I saw one website that indicated you could get to this aree through the panel in the back of the washer, I did not think that possible.

While it can be done by a non-professional, this job is not for those that have no mechanical skills.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • BM Jul 11, 2010

    Correction, this is not quite your washer model, but again, I think it's close enough. Also, sorry for the double post.

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SOURCE: 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!

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: e20 message want spin

E20 is not an exact error code. It's indicating a possible pump out problem. Here is a few possible causes of an E20 error code:

1. Restriction in the drain pump

2. Failed pump

3. Water not pumping out fast enough (crimped drain hose)

4. Too many suds ( too much detergent or wrong kind)

5. Pressure switch (not communicating with control board)

6. Loose wire at pressure switch

7. Loose wire at pump or control board

8. Failed control board

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Elite

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

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