My manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997
Washer has no power. It is plugged in. Circuit breaker panel in house is ok. What's wrong with machine?
Water is in machine so I can't manually open door. Don't know how to manually pump water out.
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Re: My manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997 Washer
Hello, welcome to FixYa.
I'll try and address both issues you mentioned. First you noted that you checked the circuit breaker but the unit has no power, but have you checked the fuses ? **Unplug the unit from the dryer or the wall before servicing...safety first**
There are 2 slo-blow fuses on the Asko washer next to the power cord on the 20605 models, in fact with most Asko but some are enclosed in a metal box...yours are not.
Further to this, if they both check out as o.k. I'd suggest you remove the top cover and check the wiring going to and from the fuse hubs/holders as they can and do become burnt and worn due to metal fatigue over time.
You should then see similar to this ( this is an slightly later model Asko circa 1999, but the fuse and connectors will be similar )
The fuse assembly subs to a complete kit now, like shown below.
To address the manual drain the water issue. You may also need to have a wet-dry shop vacuum or plenty of towels as there will be quite a bit of water present. (your model will actually have a small drain tube that allows to drain the machine before opening the filter)
Carefully remove the filter from the pump by turning it ( slowly to allow water out gradual )...the issue with these Asko pump inserts/filters is they can get so clogged up they are stuck and difficult toMy manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997 Washer - 92835c2.jpgbr /> i.e.
these can often become clogged with items such as coins, hair-pins etc. that can actually damage the part. Once the filter is removed check the pump thoroughly as well as the hoses to rule out any other possible blockage.
Unfortunately once they are clogged to an extreme, removing the filter by normal means becomes difficult or impossible without breaking it as I alluded to.
The image I attached above is an example of a pump I had to remove and disassemble to clean it out so the filter could be removed/unscrewed, hence the need for the "worm-gear"My manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997 Washer - 94d902e.jpg to be used to replace the original "one-time" clamps.
If you indeed break this part during your attempts to remove it, a replacement is available, Asko oriMy manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997 Washer - b4835f4.jpg# 88 010 69 and available at on-line retailer "repairclinic.com" for about $25-$30USD.
Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance. Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck.
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Do you mean you confirmed there is no power to the washer, or do you just mean it doesn't seem to power on? Have you checked the circuit breaker panel to confirm the breaker for the washer isn't tripped? Do you have a circuit tester or multimeter to confirm you are getting power to the output the washer is plugged in to?
Power cord is not properly plugged in. (Make sure that the plug is plugged securely into a grounded, 3-prong, 120-VAC, 60-Hz. outlet.)
House fuse is blown, circuit breaker has tripped, or power outage has occured. (Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician.)
Check to see if any power to that outlet to see if you have some power by plugging in a light or other electrical device. No power? check circuit breaker for Washer electrical outlet. If it pops back, you have a short somewhere. Unplug washer then try circuit breaker again. If the circuit breaker stays on, you have a problem in the Washer. Call Service man or may be cheaper to find a lightly used replacement, or buy new.
your extension cord is able to provide 13 amps or greater of current.
The longer the extension cord the more current it requires to supply
the 13 amps to your power washer. If your unit has a long extension cord it
could pull more than the typical 15 amps used for a household circuit breaker.
If you do not have an adequate circuit breaker it will continue to trip. Now
that you have the correct power supply you will notice the GFI Test and Reset buttons
by the power washer plug. Plug the power washer into the power receptacle which
has live power. Make sure the power washer is off and then push the reset
button located on the power washer plug until you hear a click. The GFI should
be reset and you can now turn on your power washer.
Plug a working lamp in the washer power outlet. If it lights, the problem is within the washer (look for a breaker button on the back of the machine). If the lamp doesn't work either, look for a bad breaker, a loose neutral wire connection, or loose wire connection on the breaker. Check the wiring on the washer end as well.
OK everyone, my ears are red. Over the weekend, I gave this another shot, since my warranty repair appointment isn't until next week.
I opened the dryer door (the drum light is off, indicating no power at all) and went to the circuit breaker box, and flipped the washer/dryer breaker back to off and then re-set the breaker again.
When I got to the laundry room - the drum light was on!
So I powered up the unit, and ran the machine. It ran for about one minute, and then went off. So I went back and re-set the breaker again.
Visually, the breakers did NOT LOOK tripped - but flipping the thing off and then on to re-set the breaker worked.
This time, the dryer is working fine. The bad part is: I need to replace the breaker for the second time. So this is NOT a defective dryer, it is a bad electrical supply. I will call the electrician back to make him fix this right. . . . .
Thanks again for all who responded. This is a new unit, purchased on 7/7/2009.
It sounds like you've either blown a fuse or a circuit breaker. I think the power windows for the 1997 Grand Am are on a 30 amp circuit breaker located next to the fuse array in the fuse box. Look for a breaker labeled WDO. To reset the circuit breaker you may need to push it to the off position before you can return it to the on position. I believe the fuse box is located behind the glove compartment but if you don't find it there you can consult your owner's manual.