Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
I wash doing was and the machine first gave me the error code of E20 and their was water in the bottom of the basin. We cleaned out the water lines but still could not get the washer to start. It just sounds like the gears or something is not catching to spin the washer. I unplugged the washer and then try to start it again but this time I got the error code of E41. Can any one help with this?
If your machine is stuck on the drain sequence or you read error code E20, the filter basket is probably clogged:
You will need a pair of slip-joint pliers and a Phillips head screwdriver.
Before beginning any work, make sure to unplug the machine from the electrical outlet.
**Note: It may be easier to perform this task with the washer lying on its side; therefore it may be necessary to disconnect the water lines from the machine.
1: Take off the front kick plate (two screws at the bottom of the machine).
3: There is a black accordion hose with two clamps.
2: Have a towel ready to catch the water that leaks.
4: Remove the clamps at each end to access the filter basket.
5: Stick your hand inside the hose and remove the plastic filter basket (it will probably be clogged with hair, lint, fabric).
6: Thoroughly clean the filter basket and remove all debris from the inside of the black accordion hose.
7: Replace the filter basket.
8: Reattach the black accordion hose at both ends.
9: Secure the clamps at each end of the hose.
10: Wipe up any water that may have spilled inside the machine.
11: Reattach the front kick plate with the two screws removed earlier.
12: Reconnect all hoses before plugging in the machine to the electrical outlet.
** This took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
My washer gives me a E20 error message and will not drain the fabric softner...what can I do? Is this something I can do on my own or will I have to call a repair man?
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
The advice on this problem is dead on...access the the drain filter (black plunger looking like piece) where the drain hose exits the unit at the bottom of the machine...there is a hole in the bottom, no need to take off the back...turn unit on it's side...clamp with one screw that seals the gasket/plunger piece requires patience to re-attach but it was a very simple process...took about an hour from beginning to end...well worth doing on your own!!!
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Six screws on the back of the unit removes a panel. behind that its easy to see the hose at the bottom of the drum. remove a couple of clamps and shopvac out the blockage. it was pretty simple and saved me the call to the appliance repair dude! **** it frigidaire
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
This worked perfect. you only need to take off the one black hose that goes to the pump. Things are sharp in there i got two badly cut fingers to prove it. On the plus side, I drew blood,fixed the washer, now my wife thinks i am a DIY god. can you say booom chika boom boom.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
The solution to the above was dead on. Even down to the two cuts. One additional thing you should do is there is a plastic lint trap up inside the black hose which with a little of patience you can get out and clean it well.
Thanks for saving me the service call.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
The drain was clogged up under the drum, found a quartet, dime, hair clip and a handful of lint Thanks
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
BE CAREFUL the inside of the washer is extremely sharp! otherwise good advice
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Everything worked great. I noticed the whole botoom of washer was rusted and rotted, there must have been an existing leak. When I re-installed the black accordian piece, the large mouth with the screw on clamp is now leaking. any advice, new clamp maybe?
Posted on Dec 05, 2011
E20 is a drainage error. If there is water in the drum make sure the discharge pipe at the back of the machine is not kinked or blocked. You should also check the pump filter is not clogged - this is behind the front panel underneath the drum at the front of the machine.
E41 = Control board thinks the door switch is open. This points towards a faulty door switch on the machine.
Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many thanks.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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You have a blockage in
the drain hose I would suspect.
Keep putting it on drain till you get the water out or
simply lower the drain hose into a wash basin.
Once it's empty, put a
couple of towels down, unplug the machine and lay it carefully onto it's left
side. Left side viewed from the front. (turn off the water first and disconnect
the fill hose if necessary).
You can now take the drain hose off of the pump and take
it out of the appliance to check for a blockage.If no blockage, you'll need to take the pump out and check
Check the hose first.Also check for any small cloth getting blocked in the machine inside.
To remove the pump,It's clipped into the base.Look at the underside of the base.Squeeze the clips together and push them into the base a little.You can then slide the pump out of the filter housing.Watch for the O ring as this has to go back on to seal the pump.The pump slides in and out.
You'll only need to unplug the wiring.If hose or pump checked out faulty then it has to be replaced,if filter is clogged clean it.
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