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Clean pump light keeps coming on

Own a westinghouse wfs 1071aw 6th sense 7.5kilo front loader . just wondering if according to the manual that the definition of cleaning pump is undoing the filter bung and remofing foreign object because all the other front loader washing machines we have had e.g gorengi pacific , have a small filter tray incorperated into the bung when you remove it.the whirlpool doesent have this and it makes me think that something is missing ! is there supposed to be some sort of mesh or filter casing around it ? seems wierd that the filtration trap is just a skeletal plastic frame.is real pain when something as small as a 5 cent piece gets caught in it and i have to drain the remaining water and then put it through its rinse drain cyle again after mopping up .

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  • daleandtony May 20, 2009

    I have lost my manual for my westinghouse 8kg front loader.



    I need to clean the filter.Do I just unsrew the bung at the bottom ?



    How do I clean the filter?

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That is the way to fix the issue. remove the debris and hope nothing else gets caught in the trap

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • harmsway147 Feb 04, 2011

    I tried moving all the foreign objects that I could see (obvious things) then I put it back through a cycle and found the light was still on saying clean pump. I had to repeat the step again, but this time I got all the little things right at the back over the rubber lip - thing and there was alot more smaller objects that I never got out originally. Took EVERYTHING out this time and its good as gold now.

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