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Clearing the pump for coins ect.

I THINK MY PUMP IS BLOCKED ON MY HOTPOINT WD62 MY LAST MACHINE HAD A PART AT THE BOTTOM THAT YOU COULD OPEN AND CLEAR i CANT FIND IT ON THIS MACHINE

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Hi this is an easy one but please rate me as.

Cool What you got to do with this machine is basically remove the back panel to get to the filter at the bottom of the drum.

What you will need is a pozi screwdrive and a pair of pliers for this job, and in most cases the filter is blocked.

So pull the machine out from and disconect the electric, look at the back of the machine and you will see a whole load of screws which to be exact there are about 9 small ones and 6 others which are slightly larger near the bottom area of the panel.

remove the panel by unduing the screws. once removed at the bottom of the drum you will see the filter which is connected by either a steel clips which you just squeeze and pull down the filter. inside is a plastic white thing and just pull it out with the junk in it and empty and clean.

replace filter and back ,, hey presto

hope this helps im sure it will

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