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How do I take my Affinity washer apart to fix an E20 clog problem

I'm getting an E20 error on my Frigidaire Affinity washer. Everything on the internet says it means I've got a clog and need to clear it out. How?

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E20 = Clogged drain pump.

Tools I used: vice grips, both phillips and standard screw drivers, flash light and an 8mm socket with ratchet.

I solved this problem by removing the rear oval type cover by removing the 6 phillips screws that hold it on, but first thing is to unplug the machine! I unplugged the electrical connection going to the pump. Then I removed the hose closest to me by removing the pinch clamp with a pair of vice grips. Then I removed the two screws holding the pump down to the frame of the washer (8mm socket). Then I removed the farthest hose by removing the pinch clamp with the vice grips. Once this was done I took out the pump. The hose entering the pump contained a sock, debit card and thirty-five cents!

Once I removed all of the debris I reversed the order but this time I used an automotive hose clamp which makes re-assemble waaay easier!!! (Saves about 30 mins) Total repair time took me 1 hour, but if you use an aftermarket hose clamp instead of the pinch clamp on the hose coming into the pump this will save you at least 30 minutes because it is soo difficult to put back on because of the tight space.

One-hour, a minor cut and $2.35 for the clamps later all is fixed!

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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