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Will not start cycles

Hi My Indesit D41 powers on OK, has got water etc...but has suddenly stopped working. When I choose cycles 1 or 2 the first light comes on and then nothing. When I reset it, it beeps 4 times. I am pretty sure that a reset used to only beep twice in the past. Any help would be greatly appreciated! (Wife is going mad and I really don't want to spend a fortune on callouts) Kind regards Bruce

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  • Bruce Steyn Jul 19, 2007


    I have had it powered off for a while now. There is already water in the base. When I switch it on and select the first cycle (intense), absolutely nothing motors, no sounds nothing, all that happens is that the first cycle light lights up and stays lit. The water does not drain...dead quiet. If I put the dial onto reset, it beeps 4 times.

    Hope this helps and thanks for your first reply.



  • Bruce Steyn Jul 23, 2007


    Thanks for ll of your suggestions, took the whole thing out and checked all the inlet and outlet pipes for blockages. COuld not find any and basically gave up as it was still not working. Told my wife it is screwed and will need to call someone out. Put it all back in and it suddenly worked!? So really not sure what the problem was, but it is working again so am not complaining.


    Thanks again




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Is it doing the initial pump out then filling with water and stopping b4 the wash cycle? if so it may be that the wash motor has failed(you may hear a buzzing) or the pcb is faulty. if the water does not fill into the base there may be a valve fault of a supply fault. any engineer worth his salt should be able to diagnose this fault on first visit and return with a part so dont expect multi visits.

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  • tony howlett Jul 19, 2007

    mmmm... it should pump out when you first put it on a setting.. now sounds like the outlet pump has blocked and will not pump any water out therefore will not proceed, this means a stripout of the pump/hose to check for jamming/blockages but could still be a faulty circuit board. keep me updated.



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