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Problems after getting fluff in machine

I have a Tricity Bendix 'Advanced Eco Shower System' 1400 rpm washing machine.

I stupidly washed a large fluffy cloth in it, not realising that it would shed loads of fibres. Next time I used the machine, they got stuck all over the clothes, but washed them OK, until it came to the end of the cycle and a buzzer kept beeping, and I had to re-set it to spin. The water empties OK, but with fluffy bits still coming out in it (looks rather like the consistency of tissue, but is cotton lint).

I assume there is a blockage somewhere, but as the clothes come out spun (eventually), and the water is still coming out of the waste tube, I don't know where the blockage is.

I used the machine again today and although it works, it doesn't do the whole cycle - I wash (then the buzzer goes when it's finished) so I have to re-set it to rinse (buzzer goes again), then to spin.

There is a little door at the bottom of the machine (bottom right) but I don't know what I'm supposed to do, if that's what needs emptying. Any advice greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

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  • mi_amigo1964 Jan 22, 2009

    Many thanks for your help Pedropony2, I will try this and report back.

  • mi_amigo1964 Jan 25, 2009

    Hi pedropony2, I did as you suggested, a load of fluff and gunge came out of the filter and now my machine works fine again! A million thanks! Best wishes to you and thank you for your help. :-)

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Behind the little door is the filter which will be full of this stuff.
Just unscrew and take it out to clean.
Thankyou for using Fixya.

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