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Check first the drain hose, if machine does not fill it can be also because an obstruction.
More likely there is a problem with the water level switch, that is the sensor that activates draining when water level is too high.
When the water level switch is faulty you get the magchine draining at the wrong time, when the machine is still underfilled.

See the following notes from repairclinic:

"The water-level switch regulates your washer's fill volume. This switch is usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. If the switch is defective, it may prematurely signal the water to shut off. If so, you probably need to replace the water-level switch."

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SOURCE: my bosch max wfl2260 gets power, however nothing

hello do you mean the drum is stuck if so check the belt at the back of the washer it might have snaped or come off if this ok then the cause could be the brushes on the motor hope it helps

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shaun

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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Keeps stopping with f-05 flashibg help?!


F05 indicates no drain or pressure switch jammed on full.
If it's full of water you need to drain this down first.
Take the cover off below the front panel, you may find a filter there.
Put a container down and some towels.
Slacken the filter a little and drain the water. Tighten the filter to stop the water.
Continue doing this till the water stops, then take the filter out, clean out the debris, ensure the pump is free to turn.
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I have a amica AWCT 10L washing machine and it starts to stop in the middle of spinning giving a red light on the strat/pause button.


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
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If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play!

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning!

If these actions have not cured the problem, it could be the control board OR the main motor. Motors will show weaknesses when commanded to spin.

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Thanks and good luck!
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Also try taking the hose off the level switch and blow in it to be sure it's not stoped up. If is it won't let the level sw cut off. air should go through it. Good luck
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