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F20 Error code

My washer is hardly filling up with water, then it runs for a bit but stops. Error code F20 is showing. Any idea on how to fix this?

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I'm getting the same F20 error code. I bought this machine used and luckily it still has a warranty. Right now we only have the cold water hooked up, but the clothes don't feel very wet and the softner is still in the softner holder.
What do I need to do to correct it.

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Be sure to ck fill hoses make sure both are turned on all the way ..remove hose at washer end ckd screen inside inlet for sand/rust/gunk pull screen out to clean and be sure to reinstall it or you're asking for trouble down the road..also ck faucet end just in case someone installed one there 2..by the way just having cold water only on will cause same problem

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