I think i need to empty the filter but cant seem to find one on this machine, i think its blcked as the water is daining away very slowly and the drum is very tight to turn and there is lots of orange fluff under the drum please help as my boyfriend will kill me thank you
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Re: got lots of fluff under the drum
You will find the filter at the rear of washer..
Remove rear lower panel, on right you will see a large black hose that goes to the bottom of drum,
Undo clip that secures hose, and remove hose, be careful as there will be some water run out.
Remove plastic filter and ball inside hose, and clean filter, replace and fit hose back onto tub, making sure it is on properly.
Test for leaks before you refit rear panel back on.
You may have to repeat the process more than once if there is a lot of fluff present.
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Try out followings see if it helps.(if you know what you are doing.).
1-Unplug machine from power.Remove the fluff filter. Pour some water in to drum and monitor how quickly comes out amount of water poured in to drum. If it's slow there is a blockage between tub to fluff filter hose.
2- There is a non return valve on the machine. When you remove top cover, it's located back LHS. Remove the part but careful not the drop tiny ball inside of it. Check for blockage. Another hose comes from front to middle of LHS panel and joins Y shape attachment. Check that hose also for blockage. Try to blow air in it while keeping fluff filter open. If its blocked, needs properly cleaning.
I hope that helps. Thanks.
Cleaning the fluff filter and pump
Check the fluff filter initially after 3 - 4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres).
Caution: if laundry has been washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine will still be hot!
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from behind the detergent drawer facia panel. Open the flap.
Place a dish under the drain fixture. Turn the fluff filter lid round 2 - 3
times. Do not take it right out.
With large volumes of water when the dish is full, screw the fluff filter back into position and empty the dish before repeating the procedure.
Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely and
Remove any foreign bodies (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Turn the impeller by hand to check that it is free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should be removed.
Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing. Remove any deposits of lime scale and detergent or foreign bodies from the thread of the filter housing and filter unit (as these objects can cause a leakage
of water). Put the fluff filter back and screw it in firmly.
Cleaning and care
To clean the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to protect the inlet valves. These filters should be checked every 6 months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water supply.
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose:
First turn off the stopcock.
Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to the stopcock.
Remove the rubber seal from the recess. Using pointed pliers, take hold of the plastic filter bar, remove the filter and clean.
Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the
hose. Turn on the stopcock and check the connection is watertight.
Inspect the inlet hose which is subjected to high pressure while the machine is in operation. The hose should be replaced if there are small cracks in the surface, or if it has been otherwise damaged.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose able to withstand pressure up to 70 bar. Miele's own hoses meet this requirement.
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve:
Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve,
Use water pump pliers to withdraw the plastic filter by the bar.
Clean, put back and secure.
The two filters must be put back in place after cleaning.
There is a drain plug and filter under the drum. You access it from the front by taking the panel under the door off. Get ready for lots of water to come out when you take the drain plug off. Clean out the area of the filter and drain plug.
certain materials give off fluff and some others seem to attract it. you can try putting in similar materials together and avoid mixing turkish bath towels, blankets and jackets and such clothes having fluffy lining with normal clothes. Also try selecting higher water level (overriding the automatic selection) manually. Once when i had fluff on clothes, it turned out to be tissue paper from my child's jeans pockets. After cleaning the filter bag, run the machine empty at maximum water level every week. Hope one of these will help solve your problem.
1. Empty the drum via the filter / trap at the front (there is sometimes a drain pipe near the filter - otherwise be prepared to use lots of towels to soak up the water).
2. Check / clean the filter.
3. Ensure that the drainage pipe is not blocked.
4. Check that the pipe from the pump to the waste water pipe is not kinked / blocked.
5. Check that the pipe from the drum to the pump is not blocked.
6. Does the pump sound like it's trying to work? If not, it could be that the pump is dead. Pumps can often become blocked with fluff / slime from the machine.
We have a Samsung WF8604NGW front loading dimond 6kg washing machine. We
had the 5ud error message.
It turned out the filter was clogged with fluff from a new set of
bathroom mats my wife washed.
Put the machine on to drain (if poss) - should be 1 minute on our
machine however as the machine was so clogged it took around 15 to
Also use the draning tube located next to the filter (on our machine) to
get rid of as much water as poss.
Now remove filter and clear (warning some water will remain in the
Before spinning any laundry run the rinse cycle (with an empty drum) a
couple of times and clear the filter each time. If the filter is still
clogged the laundry will spin heavy as the water will still be in the
drum leaving you with no very dry laundry and a horrible noise during
Don't remove the filter prior to draining unless you want a massive flood! try laying the waste hose close to the floor into a suitable receptacle. If this isn't possible look to the front of the machine behind the kickplate for a small black drain hose which should do the same job. Once the machine is drained take a look at the filter and if blocked removed the culprit, if not blocked call in professional help.
Remove the filter draw on the bottom left, and wash out under running water to flush out all fluff.
Reach inside opening and clean as much fluff anf gunge as you can from the cavity.
Get a plastic bag tie, reach and feel for a small at the rear of the compartment, and poke hole clear..
If this does not solve the prob, then it is probably a sticking or faulty float valve., or switch.
This involves a complete strip down to access these components.
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dry out the area thoroughly and restart the machine to see if fuse blows with it dry - i'm not convinced this is the cause.
the part you are referring to i think is the drain pump and these do lewak sometimes. the other place to look is at the door boot which if it is holed can cause water to drip down in the same area