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Pre wash not happening

The washing machine turns on, select the programme and press start. It sounds like its trying to fill up for a few seconds and then stops. Its able to spin but then it eventually stops and the pre wash light flashes. We've tried it on spin only and that works so was thinking it must be something to do with the water level guage or something. Help?!!

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Re: Pre wash not happening

Poss blocked filter which also controls your pressure system, on your machine I believe if the prewash ligbt is flashing it would indicate a blockage there

Posted on Jun 28, 2007

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SOURCE: It won't do a pre-wash. If I select the programme

could be faulty hot water valve

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

Testimonial: "Aha, you could be right there but not with it being a faulty valve, but with there not being any hot water! The machine runs off cold only and heats it up during the wash, perhaps this is why it won't do a pre-wash. Thanks I think that could be the reason"

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