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Zanussi FS1455W 2 beep error - replaced Drain Pump

My 2004 Zanussi started giving 2 beep codes and stopped mid cycle. It then wouldn't start at all just beeping twice with flashing start light (2 flashes) Checked this online and indicated drainage issue - checked filter/impeller and all clear - but pump not working. Checked supply to pump & getting 115volts. Checked continuity over pump contacts and open circuit.Replaced pump - machine then started but stopped at the first drain stage and now back to 2 beep and no drain. What could be the problem? Many Thanks

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SOURCE: Our Zanussi FS1455W stops mid

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
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!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters 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 (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
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!
John C

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

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SOURCE: Drain pump removal on Zanussi FJR1254 Washing Machine

not easy.suggest you disconnect pump and power up independently as an easy way to check if it runs
easiest way to remove pump - and its awkward - is to undo the 3 screws holding the pump to its housing

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Fault on Zanussi FS1455W

why should i tell you how i solved the problem????? you want money off of me to tell me how to solver it, so shove off

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: zanussi washing machine won't start E10, E40 & E50 at times

It was suggested that the pump had failed and taken out the programmer with it - expensive! Wife wouldn't wait, and bought new machine. Problem almost solved - anyone want an out of order washing machine?

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: zanussi fs1455w not spinning fast under load.

May be not pumping efficently. when the spin starts the initial rush of water floods into the drum from the clothes a build up of water under the drum causes a braking action on the drum and slow spin speed.. look for partial blockage in pump chamber hoses or under sink if a spigot connection. probably not the belt as it would throw off a loose belt. Check it anyway. if non of these check carbon brushes they may on the verge of failure.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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