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Hoover AAA 160 Error 3

Having read all the solutions about clearing the filter and ensuring that the pipes are clear, I am still getting the error 3. The pipes have been removed and cleaned, both from drum to pump and from pump to waste. On a wash cycle all water is pumped out, but error 3 comes up after 3 mins and so the spin cycle will not start. Even emtied the pump completely of water through the filter access and used the machine on a spin cycle and still get error 3. Has any one any technical details or cct diagrams as to what triggers the error 3 condition? Many thanks in advance for any help given.

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  • David Henderson Jul 29, 2007

    Many Thanks for your assistance, I have cleaned out the pressure pot and ensured that the hose is clear.
    Even with no water in the machine and the filter has been emptied, I am still getting the error 3 just trying the spin cycle.
    After leaving the machine over night and then tryingthe spin cycle it worked, tried a rinse cycle with no washing and that works. tried a speedwash with no washing and error 3. Then tried a spin cycle, error 3 again

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    hi there i have a hoover six whispa AAA 140 washer

    it starts up and after 4 mins errer 3 pops up on display then washer stops,

    it says in book the pump is not working, but it is,

    could you please give me another anser,

    thanks ****.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Jag får oxå error 3 ofta på min maskin fastän att man har rengjort allt men vad betyder det egentligen har tappat bort bruksanvisningarna på den



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If you are certain that all pipes are clear, then you may wish to check the pressure pot & pressure switch ( & small hose joining the two as this could be telling lies to the program unit. If the machine is emptying but the switch fails to read the level correctly, it can cause the same sort of error problem. Pressure pots can fill with the "grey soap gunk" and switches pressure are a reletively common fault also. Good luck

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Where is this pressure pot?

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