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Error 3 Can you tell me what error 3 is for this machine. I cannot find my instruction manual. Clothes are stuck in the machine at the mo.

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Re: Error 3

There is a blockage in the drainage system or else you need a new pump. The machine is telling you the water is not getting away. Try removing the front filter bung and remove any debris. Switch machine back on and try again. If same error code comes back on the blockage is further in the system. You will need to disconnect machine and turn on side to inspect pump. You can easily remove the drinage pipes and inspect for blockage. Hope this helps.

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Can't find my manual either, but happened upon your question through a google search. Isn't it annoying that some companies don't provide online product manuals? I have a Fuji camera that's no longer made, but the manual is available free, online as a PDF. That's what I call Customer Service. Anyhow, I'm afraid I don't know what Error 3 is either. The only thing I can tell you is that when my machine got stuck mid-cycle one time, I treated it like a frozen computer. Switched off and unplugged at the mains, left it for a minute, then reconnected and started it again. It was a hunch that the computer circuitry might need to be reset. It worked and I've never had another problem - yet. Good luck! Avril

Posted on Mar 13, 2007

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