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Maytag Epic Z Washer Model MHWZ600TW F20 error code

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Hello:

 

I got an F20 error code on my 5 year (and 17 day) old Maytag Epic Z washing machine (which, of course, had a 5 year warranty ;)

 

So, I have looked online and was directed toward the water pressure sensor as a potential culprit for this problem.  One video also noted that the water tube that runs to the water pressure sensor is not well insulated and rubs against internal parts as the machine runs and eventually has a whole worn through the hose.

 

We've taken the top of the machine and as we run down that tubing we find it's flattened and........a hole has been rubbed in the tubing. 

 

My questions are this:  1)  is the hose listed Repair Clinic with item number 8540294 the proper hose to fix this problem?  2) It seems we should put more foam insulation around the tubing to try to prevent this from happening again - is there a reason not to do this?  3) I noted one person posted a video and replaced the rubber tubing with a clear plastic tubing (kind of like fish tank tubing) - do you think this idea is good or bad?

 

I am hoping to be able to make this repair myself.  My other problem is the best way to move this extremely heavy machine into a more workable position in my "laundry room" (which is merely a pass through space to the garage....very little room).  I know I need to remove the back panel to get to where the other end of this tubing connects up.

 

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

 

Thanks so much,

Adrienne

 

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... 1)  is the hose listed Repair Clinic with item number 8540294 the proper hose

... 2) It seems we should put more foam insulation around the tubing ...  and replaced the rubber tubing with a clear plastic tubing

... need to remove the back panel to get to where the other end of this tubing connects up.

1) yes

2) you could add some kind of tubing over replacement 8540294

 

don't remove back panel

 

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1179943

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Thanks so much for the quick reply.  Will order the tubing today.  

 

So, I pulled the top off again and looked at the tubing - and that leads me to one more question.  You noted not to take the back off (loved hearing that.....makes my life sooo much easier).  In trying to see where that tubing goes......it looks like I will access the bottom end of the tubing by taking off the bottom front panel......is that correct?

 

Thanks Again!!

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Yes, that is the correct part, and you can add some insulation if you want. The important thing is to have it properly installed. The hose originally was held against the rear panel by a clip that kept the hose from rubbing on the tub.

 

Nick

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...it looks like I will access the bottom end of the tubing by taking off the bottom front panel......is that correct?

 that may work

Pressure Switch Hose # 24

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The part arrived yesterday afternoon and we installed the new hose today.  The washer is running now and it seems to be working just fine.  Thanks for your help......put a little something in your beer fund!!

 

You guys (and ladies) are all great......you have saved my a good deal of money in appliance repairs.

 

Have a great weekend!!!

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