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I have the hotpoint BWM129 super silent 1200 spin, recently the machine has stopped draining water even after spin cycle has finished , I also have constantly flashing lights which are super wash and delay start and i can not turn off the machine

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I can't get the drain off to clear it out. What ever is in there is now preventing it being fully closed and so now drips!

  • gelrevo May 11, 2010

    I have had exactly the same problem with flashing lights 2 and 4 super wash and rinse hold. I also couldnt get the filter cap off as the item in the cap was preventing it from being turned. I turned the washing washing slightly on its side and removed the black pipe from the filter to the drum. I put my finger in the hole and removed the items from the filter i could then undo the cap. That may not have been the cause of the flashing lights as I then found an item trapped (a dead sock) At the top of the black pipe from the drum to the filter there is a ball in the black pipe which is meant to be there and that is where i found the offending item after removing this all is well. regards Keith


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The flashing lights means that an error had been detected.

The machine must be unplugged from main to check the drain hose and the drain pump.
The most common is that the drain pump is clogged with debris and must be unlocked.

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I have just had exactly the same problem and it was because something was blocking the pump fan just behind the filter at the bottom of the machine. i had to dislodge the offending article with some needle nose pliers and once i had done that the machine worked fine again. when you take the filter cap out at the front of the machine just shine a torch into the cavity

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  • John Jordan Nov 24, 2011

    I had exactly the same problem and solution as spate801. I would just add that if, as is probably the case, your machine has stopped with water in the drum, isolate from the mains, pull machine out from under worktop and drain the water a little at a time via the drain hose into a bowl. Keep draining until the water stops flowing when the hose is held very low to the ground. You will still have some water behind the front plug so take care when emptying this last drop.

    I found the corner of one of my wifes face cleansing cloths inside that front plug hole.


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