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Re: Hoover 550M. Machine doesn't do anything when turned...
It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.
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It could be that the water pump is jammed with a coin or maybe a kirby grip or something of that nature , pull your machine out and switch off the power , then tilt the machine up at the rear and check to see if the pump is turning by hand , if it is not turning properly it could be hat coin or some other object is jammed in it , you will need to take the rear cover off the pump and check to see if there is anything in it , if you find anything in it this will probably be the problem , put the pump back together and try the machine to see if it fills , good luck , also if your machine is under 5 years old Hoover will replace any parts as you have a 5 year guarantee on parts
Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is normally behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and held in by a round cover/knob.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
Check the inlet screen on the hose connection on the back of the machine. This may be clogged with debris, also make sure you hose is not crimped. You can unhook the inlet hose and put it in a bucket and turn it on to see how much water is actuall coming thru that hose. I suspect some type of blockage in the inlet.
Will the unit spin if you manually turn the timer dial to spin? If so, remove power, remove the clock motor from the timer, and inspect the clock and mating timer gearing for debris or damaged gear teeth. At the worst, replace the timer. You may be able to scrape or file the damaged teeth so that the timer will progress.
Possibly caused by a leaking water level sensor.
Turn off the power, remove 3 screws at top back of control panel.
Rotate the control panel forward and have a look at the white rubber hose on the left hand side.
Check that it is connected at both ends and not perished.
Also check that the adjuster cam (turn the level knob and look behind) is not broken.
water leak from cold hose nothing to do with other problem. tighten hose connection and fit a new hose washer
overfilling probably because air chamber blocked. remove lid. you will see a pressurestat somewhere at the top - usually round with anything from 3 to 7 wires and a small tube underneath. follow hose down and it connects to the air chamber. make sure this is free of gung and check hose for splits and has no blockage.
to check the pressure stat itself, attach your own hose to the stat and while machine in fill mode, blow down this hose and you should hear a click and water intake will stop