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My manual says #20605 Purchased in 1997 Washer

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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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 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 )

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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 />


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 "" 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.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 23, 2011


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