Asko washers are very pleasing to the eyes thanks to their Scandinavian-inspired designs. These appliances are also user-friendly and will flash error codes to alert you of any problems. So if you’re experiencing the F10 error code, you’ve come to the right place.
The F10 error code on an Asko washer is caused by overfilling related to a drainage error. The most likely cause is a failed drain pump. However, a drain hose that’s clogged, pinched, or kinked can also prevent the flow of drain water, triggering the same code. You can fix this error by clearing or replacing the drain pump, as well as correcting the drain hose as needed.
Let’s take a closer look at the most likely causes and what you can do to fix them.
What The F10 Code Means On An Asko Washer?
When the F10 code appears on your Asko washing machine, that’s a sign of the machine overfilling. The F10 code, in particular, is related to a drainage error, which means that the appliance is overfilling because there’s more water coming in than there is going out.
Why Filling Too Much Water Is Bad For A Washing Machine
A washing machine that fills with too much water will eventually overflow and leak out onto your laundry room floor.
Besides that, your laundry detergent is designed to work at particular concentrations. With too much water in the drum, the detergent becomes too diluted to remove the stains from your clothes effectively.
Possible Causes And Solutions
As mentioned before, the problem here is that your Asko washer is overfilling due to a drainage problem. Therefore, the most likely causes are a failed drainage pump, a clogged drain hose, or a drain hose that’s been kinked, pinched, or otherwise positioned wrongly.
Failed Drain Pump
What it is: Inside your Asko washing machine is a drainage pump located towards the bottom of the sump. It’s designed to drive used water from the machine through the drain hose and into your household’s drainage system.
The drainage pump will turn on several times throughout the wash cycle whenever the machine needs to refresh the water inside. It will also turn on at the very end when the machine spins to remove all excess moisture from the laundry inside.
How it fails: The drainage pump should also turn on whenever the washer overfills with water. When that doesn’t happen, the pump has likely stopped working, either because the parts have worn out or because there’s a foreign object jammed inside of it.
Remember: any items left inside clothes pockets risk finding their way into the drain pump and preventing it from working correctly.
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Besides that, a drainage pump that has been in use for many years will experience regular wear and tear and eventually stop working.
How to fix: Resolving this issue will require you to remove the drain pump from the washer. Then, you can inspect it for any removable foreign objects first. If that doesn’t work, then the pump will need to be replaced entirely.
You can access the drainage pump by removing the washer’s front panel. You’ll see that it’s located near the bottom, close to the drain filter.
Firstly, drain any excess water using the auxiliary drain tube next to the drain filter. Then, you can remove the pump from its rubber mount and disconnect the hoses and electrical connectors attached to it.
Then, take the replacement pump and attach it to the rubber mount before replacing the hoses and electrical connectors the same way as before.
Clogged Drain Hose
What it is: The drain hose connects your washing machine to your household’s drainage system. It creates a path for dirty water from your Asko washing machine to flow smoothly out of the appliance so that the appliance can then refill the drum with fresh water.
The drain hose is detachable, which makes it much more straightforward to inspect and clean when necessary.
How it fails: The drain hose doesn’t just carry dirty water, but it can also experience lint and dirty flowing through it as well. Over an extended period, those things can get trapped inside and begin restricting water flow.
As that buildup continues to grow, it will eventually cause a clog in the hose and prevent the washer from draining any water, thereby triggering the F10 error code.
How to fix: Firstly, you must detach the drain hose from your Asko washer. Then, you can take it outside to inspect it for any clogs and wash out any buildups inside. One easy way to do that is to flush the hose using your garden hose. Flush the drain hose at both ends to ensure a thorough cleaning.
Pinched, Kinked, or Wrongly Positioned Drain Hose
How it fails: The drain hose described above is flexible, making it easier to position in whatever way you need to. Unfortunately, the flexible build also means the hose can get pinched, kinked, or positioned in such a way that restricts water flow.
When any of those things happen, drain water will back up into the appliance and trigger the F10 error code.
How to fix: You can fix this by inspecting the entire length of the drain hose for any kinks and pinched sections. Ideally, the hose should travel the shortest distance towards the standpipe with as few bends and turns as possible.
How To Clear The F10 Error Code?
To clear the F10 error code from your Asko washing machine, you must first resolve the root cause by following the troubleshooting steps described above. Without doing that first, you run the risk of the F10 code persisting or returning shortly after.
Once you’ve resolved the root cause, you can clear the code by resetting the washing machine.
How To Reset An Asko Washer?
You can reset your Asko washer following these steps:
- Firstly, disconnect the washer from its power source. You can do that by removing its plug from the wall socket and also switching off the dedicated circuit breaker (if there is one).
- Next, press and hold the Start/Pause button for 5 seconds. Doing so will discharge any electrical charge still retained in the washer.
- Lastly, reconnect the power supply and use the machine as you usually would. At this point, you can consider the washer reset.
How To Test An Asko Washer After Fixing It?
There are two ways you can test an Asko washer after fixing it. The first method is to run a complete wash cycle from start to finish. That way, you’ll be able to see if all of the washer’s functions are working as they should and if any error codes appear.
The second method is to enter the washer’s diagnostic mode, following the steps below.
How To Enter Diagnostic Mode?
The diagnostic mode on your Asko washer is also known as the ‘service test mode’. In this mode, you can choose to test the washer’s functions individually to identify any issues.
To enter this mode, follow these steps:
- Press P1 five times within fifteen seconds. That will put your machine into the service test mode.
- At this point, each button on the control panel will correspond to a specific test. There are two levels for the buttons. Press Enter to go from Level 1 to Level 2 and again from Level 2 to Level 1. On each level, the control panel buttons will correspond to a different test.