I have as per instructions attempted to unscrew anti clockwise the pre chamber lid to clean inside due to a leakage problem but find that it will not unscrew. Does anyone have a solution before I get physical with it and break it??
I have a PWE8168 and assuming yours has a similar arrangement: 1) Switch off water and electricity feeds; 2) Pull the washing machine forward a sufficient distance to allow you to tip it back so that you can gain access to the area next to the pre chamber lid. I found my tool box was handly at propping up the front! 3) A torch is handy at this point. Lie on the floor, and use a pair of mole grip pliers to release the springs securing the pipe attached to the left of the pre chamber filter (looking from the front of the machine). 4) Note that if you have not been able to drain your machine already your should have some towels/cloths and (eg) a tuppaware container ready to collect all the water. 5) Slide the pipe off and you should be able to get your fingers into the pump pre chamber and fish out whatever is jamming both the pump and the lid. I got a 5p piece for my troubles!
I would not say that this is a particularly difficult procedure and apart from water collecting, should only take 20 minutes, including reconnecting the pipe.
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It is probably not turning enough to allow it to be removed- maybe because there is crud jamming it. try rotating it back and forth to attempt to free it. You could use gas pliers to add more force to turn it, but be careful not to break it.
Remove the kickstrip, front of the appliance. Unscrew the pump filter by rotating it anti-clockwise, A little water may leak from the pump: this is perfectly normal. Clean the interior thoroughly, removing any visible debris. Refit by screwing the filter into place.
If it is only noisy when draining the water, then could be something stuck in pump.
There should be a filter located at the bottom front right of washer behind a cover.
Unscrew anti-clockwise to remove and clean, and look inside the pump opening as well to see if anything is stuck there.
Possibly a blocked filter or pump.
Ths filter should be at the bottom right front of washer, sometimes behind a removeable cover at the bottom of washer.
To clean it, unscrew anti-clockwise, remove and clean.
I think you mean F05, in which case it means that the pressure switch is jammed on full.
You need to remove lower rear panel of washer.
Remove large black hose on bottom of drum.
Remove and clean filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump, and check for blockage or obstruction here as well, and look inside the pump.
This should solve your problem.
think yourself lucky my plastic broke when i was unscrewing it or tying to ended up cutting my knuckle open on the shard of plastic and water pumping out all over my kitchen is there somewhere that you can purchase the cap from and how do you get the broken one off???
The possible problems here are blockages or pump failure. Blockages are
the more likely explanation but pumps can fail. If the washing machine
will not empty the water out you may also not be able to open the door
on some washing machines although these days it's much rarer to have a
pneumatic lock on the door due to cost cutting (if a washing machine
has a pneumatic door safety lock a rubber hose is connected to the door
interlock from the pressure chamber bottle on the tub - water in the
tub forces air up this tube and locks the door, which is released when
the water is pumped out and the air pressure drops).
There's a 'pre-chamber' behind a panel at the bottom on the front. The top of the panel should tilt forward & up. Turn the 'pre-chamber' anti clockwise, after putting a shallow tray under it to catch the small amount of water that may be there.
I think I have a pdf manual (found on web somewhere) on another computer, I'll have a look & send it to you if you can give me an email address.
The pump is actually a self cleaning pump, but there is a filter located behind the bottom kick strip at the front bottom of the washer.
To access it you should see 2 screws in the panel, unscrew these and remove the panel, then you will see the filter,unscew it anti clockwise and remove the filter, clean as neccessary, see if you can see anything in the filter chamber. and refit it. This should solve your problem.
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ok these machines are great and they make it very simple F04 means cant drain which usually means money or bits and bobs stuck in pump impeller. On the front of the machine remove the bottom right hand plastic cover by hand this is where the access to the filter and pump can be found, you will see a black cap about 3" which can be unscrewed you may need pliers or something to grip it and turn it, have plenty of old towels ready as the water in the machine will begin to come out when you unscrew it(anti clockwise), just unscrew it a little until the water trickles out and mop it up with the old towels until the water stops then continue to unscrew anti clockwise until you are sure the thread is no longer gripping you cant over unscrew so if in doubt just keep unscrewing....then it needs to be pulled out toward you, you will probably need grippers or pliers for this just wiggle it out and remove it, look inside you will see the drain pump impeller, put a finger in and feel for whatever is obstructing it and remove, now use a finger to feel for the inlet that comes into the chamber from the left, use a finger to feel inside this pipe and remove other bits and bobs in the pipeline that were ready to find there way to the pump, once you have removed whatever is in there clean with a rag the thread and scale and make it nice and clean. In your sink wash the screw cap and little white filter piece that is attached to the cap and careful so as not to cross thread it push and then screw it back in making sure the filter solid plastic part is facing toward the inlet pipe you cleaned earlier as its that solid part that prevents (should prevent but didn't or you wouldn't be doing this) large objects finding there way in to the impeller chamber, screw the cap in and restart the cycle and your done, easy repair anyone can do it..... Don't forget to send me your luv if this works for you!!... Nick (at) 2xx.co.uk