AEG 16830 / 14720 Lavamat Turbo
AEG 16830 / 14720 Lavamat Turbo
The Door is blocked and can no longer be opened the standard way. This
is a result of a broken little piece of plastic. The quick way to open
the door is to take a thin cord and place it between the door and the
machine. This way you can pull back the bolt securing the door and so
open the door.
For replacing the broken plastik you need a doorkit
(Electrolux Distriparts 000050277718008 Kit,Griff,Bullauge).
This costs up to 50,- Euros.
The disassembled door
The shutter of the door
Opening up the door
The nib holding the door together
The replacement Kit
Electrolux Distriparts 000050277718008
Kit, Griff, Bullauge
The broken part
After 2 years of having the washing machine the drying experience got
worse and worse. And we got more and more of these "E20 Errors" while
trying to get dry laundry. One Minute you could see that you'd
still have 42 minutes left to wait and in the next second the display
changes to E20.
First attempt was to clean the machine
including the fluff filter. Next attempt was flushing and draining
the complete system backwards. But there were no hairs, fluff or other
stuff in these parts of the machine which blocked anything. But then
looking arround som Forums and other posts I had success.The
"The condenser Unit was blocked by fluff and limescale"
In my case this happened about 2,5 years after I bought the machine.
If you have a dog a horse, ... and wash your rugs or horse blankets it
might get blocked even quicker!
Quick check if that's you problem too
You want to be sure and want to have a look at the condensor unit?
Just take of the top lid (2 screws marked red) and have a look at the
condensor unit. marked
red in the picture. If it's clear white plastik you do have another
problem. If you see dark spots or the color is down to almost blurry
black then you should go for cleaning it.
Opening and cleaning
The solution is to open the washing machine and clean out the blocked
As always, only do this if you know what you're doing and are
competent working on an appliance with it disconnected from the
The lid and the back part of the cover have to be removed to see a
clear/white (for you blurry/black/grey) plastic chamber below the fan
motor. Remove the chamber, clean it out by flushing it with warm water.
Opening the machine in detail:
I found this description in a Forums post which proved
to be really helpfull.
- At the top back corners, remove bolts holding top and remove the
- Looking down from the back, on each side, four cadmium plated
bolts with lock washers secure the sides to the inner
chassis. Remove the two nearest the back on both sides.
- Looking down, in the back left hand corner is the fan; a single
bolt secures the back panel to it. Remove it and note that it is not
the same as the bolts so far removed.
- At the bottom on the back, three bolts secure the back to the
chassis. Remove and note that, again they are different from all
others so far.
- On each side , where the rear panel meets the front panel, at
the bottom, find a plastic blanking plug. Remove it, and undo the
bolt it hides. (When you reassemble it's very easy to "lose" this
bolt inside. Chewing gum to hold it in your socket spanner will make
life very much easier).
- All that is now holding the panel is the while plastic moulding
which holds the cold water inlet - you have turned the water off and
disconnected the pipe from the back haven't you? A little plastic
catch on each side holds this moulding, and once removed the back is
free to slide off the plastic rails of the machine base...
- To remove the condensor block pull upwards on the fan assembly
at the top of the machine. The assembly has just enough "give" to
enable you to pop the top of the condenser out from where it mates up
with the fan assembly. It's then simple to unclip it at the bottom
using a screwdriver.