Mine is a Frigidaire 6000 series [affinity], but while searching for a
cure it appears that they all suffer from the same flaw.
We've had ours for a couple years now & yesterday I got an E20 error &
it wasn't draining. E20 isn't in the manual so I googled and found
OK- although I don't understand it, apparently there is some design
thing that makes front loaders suck change, credit cards, socks, and
color catchers past the drum. The manufacturers know this and put
a change catcher before the impeller.
Then they bury it in the damn machine!
[I wanted to capitalize that and use 40 exclamation points but I'm
Here's the process to get to mine;
Take out soap tray.
2 screws on back of top- and slide back.
5 screws & 3 clips on console, and fold out of way.
pull spring clip off boot and release boot.
8 screws to loosen front panel
2 screws on door latch- and a clip to release wires.
Then the hose clamps- one screw and one spring- to open the drain
I did it myself in 1 hour- but many folks would be paying a plumber
for a job they should be able to do in 10 minutes.
Anybody want a nice 2yr old Affinity set in almond?
BTW- I had $2.91, an earring and 2 color catchers in mine.
It's a sheet you can put in the washing machine that is supposed to
attract any excess dye given off by new clothes so it will not deposit
on the other items being washed.
That's strange. Why not just wash new stuff separately a couple of times? I
do this, and I've never had a problem with bleeding colors.
I do the same thing. Or a cup of regular table salt dissolved in a
bucket of cold water and the item placed in it to soak overnight is
very good for setting strong bleedable colors. If I still have my
doubts that a red t shirt will bleed it goes in with other red things
or it gets tossed in the washer with black items. Problem solved and
no money spent on another laundry 'helper.'
"Color Catcher sheets are dye-trapping cloths that you throw in with a load
of laundry to absorb and trap the loose dyes that can stain your clothes.
The sheets allow you to mix more colors in a single laundry load while
helping to whiten your whites and keep other colors vivid.
"The sheets themselves measure just over 7 inches by just under 7 inches and
are a bit thicker than your average dryer sheet. They have a pleasant scent
as well. Out of the box they are white, but after you do a load of laundry
they soak up the dye so mine usually end up pink or a dingy blue-gray
(depending upon the colors of the clothes I washed)."
Mine (think it's an LG, don't see very much of it) does. 4 x 6 inch
hinged door at bottom left front of machine, open door, unscrew trap,
pull out, clean out, screw back in, close door, 2 minutes tops.
Why cant the lazy "washer loader" CHECK THE POCKETS before adding clothes
to the machine ?
If not, they can keep repeating the 8?step process..maybe look at it like
the NASCAR "Pit CREW" challenge:
Get the tools ready, Set a timer, and GO !!
After 20-30 reps, their "time" should get right down there
For the same reason I don't check the oil in my car before starting my
lawnmower. IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSON WHO PUTS THE CLOTHES IN
THE WASHER TO CHECK THE POCKETS. PERIOD.
What's a hamper?
So you expect your wife to rummage through your dirty clothes checking
the pockets because you won't do it before you take them off.
Since that means you have to take the machine apart and fix it, I can
understand why she throws a hand full of change in there now and then,
just to piss you off
My wife and I have fought for years over this. In my single life, I have
ruined more than one good shirt and pair of slacks by washing with a ball
We both do the laundry at my house. That is the stuff in the dirty clothes
basket, as well as clothes left lying around here and there. So, as a
courtesy, I remove things like belts, cell phones, name badges, hard IDs
(badges, bars, and metal name tags) and whatever is in the pockets. If I
really wanted to be a jerk, all I'd have to do is leave a ball point or two
in my pocket so she could go shopping.
You're not going to win this one. I think it is the responsibility of the
person who puts the wash in the washer to check for foreign objects, just as
it is the responsibility of whoever starts the lawnmower to check the oil.
I'm not going to change my mind.
If it helps you at all, my wife agrees with you. At times I hand her things
that would have been destroyed by washings or damaged other things in the
wash, and walk away, the superior being.
Works for me.
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