Question about AEG Lavamat 72640 Front Load Washer
Hi dont have a manual having trouble washing machine stops on a approx 20 min mark with an E10 message what does this mean what do i need to do to fix it ? Cheers Melanie
Find the drain pump (on most front loaders, it's at the bottom of the machine at the front - often with an access hatch).
Open it up (you may want to tip the machine backwards and put a basin underneath to catch the water - and be prepared to close up again if the basin gets full before the machine is fully drained). Check that the pump impeller isn't jammed with a collection of old coins.
My next move would usually be to set the machine going in a part of the cycle where the drain pump is supposed to be running, and to give the impeller a quick flip with my fingertips (taking great care to avoid injury). If the pump doesn't run until you flick it, but then starts, this is a sure sign that you need to replace the pump motor - a quick, cheap and easy fix.
If the pump starts by itself, the the problem is more likely to be one of blocked hoses.
If the pump won't start at all, either by itself or when you flick the impeller, you need to check whether the pump is getting electricity. Do this by disconnecting the machine from the mains, connecting a voltmeter across the two terminals on the pump, then switching back on and selecting a bit of the cycle where the pump is meant to run. If you see mains voltage, then again you want to change the pump motor. If you don't, then check all the associated wiring before starting to look at the main timer. Disconnect the power before removing the voltmeter connections.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
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Posted on Apr 09, 2008
This is worth posting in case anyone else has the problem. The mechanic was stumped and then around 3 days later a Zanussi gave the same problem - steam emitting from the drum. He changed the valve - the entire unit. Problem solved. Zanussi and AEG have identical internals. He changed our valve - problem solved.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
The trouble with that darn E20-error, is that it might refer to any blockage in the water supply. So cleaning the pump is usually a first, but it might also be a blockage in the soap tray (when available), the tap or the hose attached to the tap. Sometimes, it seems most likely that the real cause is somewhere you clean less than the pump.
Hope this helps resolving it.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
I had the same problem and fixed it by replacing the triple valve. One of the inlets passes water to the condenser and this had failed. You can tell this by opening up the top and when the drier starts you here the drain working and then should hear a gentle hiss as the water is let through. If you don't hear anything then after 10 mins you get the E10 error. It cost me £27 which is cheaper than getting a new machine or a call out charge. If you feel competent then all you need is a philips screwdriver, pliers to get the clips off and a flat head driver to remove the rubber hoses.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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