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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Absolutely those dryer sheets are the root of all evil....I would also recommend a good vent brush to clean your dryer vent.
Follow these steps, it worked for me:
1. use a shop vacuum to clean out the dry vent or a vent brush.
2. Clean your lint filter with windex, hot water and and soft bristle brush.
If this doesnt work try running the until disconnected from the vent for a cycle to isolate the vent as your issue.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Remove the rectangular fascia at the bottom front of the machine - on my model you only need a coin to turn the two plastic screws. Unclip the black rubber drain pipe, remove the plug from the end and drain the water into a bowl (or several bowls).
Then undo the round plug at the bottom left of the machine (more water will come out) which will give you access to the extractor pump. Check that there are no obstructions in there and that the small propeller in there can turn freely.
If there is no obstruction there then we move onto the next steps.
If you can figure out how to remove the front of the machine then you will find this part easier
First, TURN OFF THE POWER. Then, on the front of the machine, on the bottom left, undo the screws that fasten the extractor pump onto the front of the machine. Then pull the machine out from the wall so that you can get to the back of it. Remove the back of the machine by taking out the ten or so screws.
Looking in from the back: At the bottom-front-right of the machine you will see the extractor pump. It will have two hoses attached to it - a fat one and a slightly thinner one. Reach into the bottom of the machine and remove the power plug from the back of the extractor pump. Then, using a pair of pliers (or something similar) to open the spring clip, remove the thinner of the two hoses (the drain hose) from the pump unit. This can be fiddly - especially if you're doing it from the back of the machine.
Pull the hose out of the machine and check it for obstructions. If there are no obstructions in there then move onto the next step.
Reach back into the machine and, again using the pliers, remove the fatter tube from the pump. Remove the pump from the machine and check it for obstructions in the entry and exit holes, and also make sure that the propeller isn't obstructed. Then shake and squeeze the fatter tube to see if there is an obstruction in there
Best of luck.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
Timed out on drain cycle, basically you either have an outlet blockage or something is trapped in the pump, you can check the pump by opening the bottom right flap on the front panel,manually emptying the w/m and checking the pump filter for coins etc. Also, check the outlet isn't blocked.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
First, unplug your washer. After that find the little round plate below your drum opening on the exterior of the washer. It should have a small hole in it. Use something to gently push trough this hole and twist the cover off, Inside there you will find the drain access. Be careful, if there is water in your drum this will make a mess when you unscrew the drain access. Take the usual precautions and unscrew the drain access slowly until it is off. Remove any obstructions and replace access door and cover. Clean up any mess and plug back in your washer and try again. takes about thirty minutes to an hour depending on how much water is in the drum.
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
Hello, welcome to FixYa.
Based on your post I understand you have a Bosch WFVC5400 "Vision" series washer. Hopefully the info below will supply you with the assistance you require.
I will start by letting you know though the E27 & E95 error codes are not common nor are they listed in the service manuals, they are known to be associated with door lock and communication errors. These can be due to the door lock mechanism failing and/or is overheating. It is recommended that you unplug the appliance for 30 minutes and try again.
The E01 error indicates a door lock error directly. Though again this can manifest from an improper draining and not necessarily a lock problem.(drain time exceeded).
If the unplugging the uit fails to rectify the errors, you will need to first check the pump/drain lines and if all else fails replace the lock assembly unfortunately....but that's getting ahead of ourselves.
Try this first...
The next step is as follows,
Following this ( or in reverse order it's your call if you think there may be substantial water still present ) I'd do this step first...checking the pump filter. It may be a good plan to have towels close by, or a wet-dry shop vacuum.
It's as follows...
Then the filter removal...
That should resolve the problem, As I also alluded to before, there is a possibility the lock itself is faulty, but not likely.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and good luck. Let me know if you need further assistance or if any of this is unclear.
**NOTE:too much "He" detergent or the use of non-He detergent can also cause too many suds which are opposition to proper operation of these machines and can and DO cause all kinds of error codes**
Once the issue is resolved I recommend running the unit through the hottest temperature possible on the longest cycle possible and add some product called "washer fresh" or "Affresh".
Both are designed to remove residule soap buildup inside the tub assembly and prevent errors associated with soap suds, which usually manifest in errors with the pump and lock.
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
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