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Ashing machine not emptying

When on a wash cycle the machine keeps filling with water but not emptying causing it to flood kitchen and when it should be emptying it makes a clicking noise. but when it is put on the spin cycle it empties

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Check the drain pipe is not blocked, to empty the machine manualy get a bowl on the floor and lower the drain pipe into it and fill to stop water flow lift pipe up in air and lower to start draining again when empty if pipe not blocked i would suggest a new pump located under the drum and easy to fit

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