Question about Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load Washer
CLARIFICATION OF THE SIMPLETONS (LIKE ME) OUT THERE... It appears that everyone is correct. The outlet is indeed clogged, resulting in the e20 code. The most likely culprit is the primary reservoir: a black rubber catch found just below the clothes bin. It is mounted to the bin via two hoses - large and small - and secured by hose clamps. The catch is best accessed from the BOTTOM of the washer. That's right - you'll have to lay the washer on its side. I found that RIGHT SIDE DOWN was best. There is a large oval hole in the bottom of the washer; you should be able to see the black rubber catch easily. Detach the larger hose from the bin by loosening the screw-type hose clamp. Then, carefully raise the catch toward you to look inside it (a flashlight helps here). By doing this, you should be able to remove most foreign objects and remove any major clog. It was completely successful for me today... removed my wife's bra pad and several coins which were causing the washer to stop at the initiation of the spin cycle. After re-assembly, I placed the washer upright, connected all the hoses and plug it in... it worked perfectly! I ran it through a couple rinse/spin cycles to remove the remaining lint and minor debris. And, more importantly, I respectfully "urged" the wife to avoid placing such things in the washer in the future! Good luck everyone. This process should only take you about half an hour if you have plenty of space to work, like I did.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Thank you for the information here, it was a big help. Has anyone else found out that the front of the machine has a lower panel that can be removed and access this job without even moving machine! The hose clamps also require some patience, but all in all - success!
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
After looking at the User Manual for our Washer, E20 is an error code for the drain. It said that either the house drain line is clogged or the washer drain line is clogged. After my husband took the drain line off the washer, cleaned it out, we noticed that the lines had a lot of detergent build up and figured that this is probably the cause of the error code. We put the washer back together and it is working properly. We have always used the "he" detergent for the front loader and always used the proper amount; however, from now on, we will use less than the recommended amount.
I hope this helps some of you who are having this problem.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
This code came up after we noticed the washer was not draining. I found the filter was full of stuff like a Blockbuster Video Card, a lot of coins and lint. I pulled the washer out and vacuumed the water out with my shop vac, I laid it on it's left side. I started to remove the back panel and then realized the filter can be accessed through the oval hole in the bottom. Remove the drain hose that comes from the pump, have your vacuum ready. Then remove the large black rubber boot that connects the tub to the pump. This is where the filter is, pull the hard plastic filter out through the large hole of the black rubber boot. This is where I found the card and all the other stuff. Clean the filter and reassemble. This should take care of the draining issue and the code will go away on its own.
P.S. careful with the sharp edges on the sheets metal.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
The e20 is a drain problem my washer would show the e20 code and would not spin i found a clog in my hose right before the water pump there is a litle cup in the black hose that was full of suff after emptying the cup it seems to work good hope this will help you out
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Checked pipes for blockage.
Checked both pumps-found an elastic band wrapped round the empeller -have removed it seems to have solve the problem
Posted on May 27, 2008
Had the same problem this evening. Turned out to be a hair grip stuck in the impeller motor on the drain pump. Sucking at the outlet with a wet vac would not have done anything, except to wedge this more firmly in place. Glad I didn't try that.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
Rather than going right at disassembling the washer, try taking a shop vac to the drain pipe. This will force water through filter and then pump and should take care of most problems. The filter catch is poorly designed and can clog easily--even with heavy lint or pet hair. This is why people will see problems after about a year of ownership...those coins and hair knots can build up. The pump is very well designed with a large opening and exit, with a large "spin" area that should handle hair and even coins with no problem, so don't worry about damaging the pump.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
My husband was gone for the day so I decided to try to fix it myself since most of the posts said "easy fix". I followed everyone's directions and problem solved! The washer was a little heavy for me to tip on its side but a pile if laundry on the floor helped cushion the fall. Three quarters and a wrapper later, I'm ready to finish laundry.
Posted on Aug 30, 2014
Mine also wouldnt drain. I turned it onto its right side as advised, took off the drain. I couldn't get the black rubber boot off completely, but I could reach my fingers in far enough to pullout the pad from my daughter's swim top. No wonder they say to hand wash. Wash machine is now successfully washing and draining a load of towels. Yippee!
Posted on Nov 16, 2011
Just ran into this issue myself. Found this post and followed Gahanna23's instructions above.
Placing the washer on the right side worked the best and as also mentioned the green factory spring clamp took abit to put back on.. If I had a few radiator clams I would have used them myself..
All and all the job took about 30mins. Follow Gahanna23's post and you should have no issues.
Posted on Aug 25, 2011
Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.
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Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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Hello friend, thank you for your post!
I see your question is labeled under Frigidaire washer, ATF6000ES, and your washer is receiving an error code of "E20". "E20" stands for the water is not pumping out fast enough which means it could be an issue with your control panel or drain pump. I would recommend having a professional come out and properly repair your appliance. I hope this is helpful. -Matt
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Ok if its only bring the E20 up on the drying side then this will be a blocked dryer condenser chamber.
To get at this you need to take the back half of the washer off and from there you will see a big plastic chamber going from the bottom up to the top.
Take this chamber off and give it a good clean out with a hose pipe.
Once this is clear refit it and the dryer should be back to normal from there.
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