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NEC front loader washing machine not emptying water

All I get when it comes to empty is a rattle sound from the pump area

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You have a foreign object stuck in pump. remove filter and see if you can get at it that way

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http://www.manualshark.org/manualshark/files/6/pdf_13638.pdf

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