- Pressure switch jammed on full -
a washing machine repair.
Was what the manual said. But then I found this write up from another source:
Drain machine by running the outlet pipe into a bucket at floor level or run the
outlet pipe out of the back door if it'll reach. Check the filter unit for
blockages. Filter generally located behind a panel at the foot of the
machine.Some are obvious like little square hatches and some are hidden behind
the trim panel at the foot of the machine. Once panel is removed the filter
should be visible. Its generally a circular plastic fitting which unscrews in an
anticlockwise direction. Some hotpoint, indesit and ariston filters are located
in the big black sump hose (the one that leaves the bottom of the outer drum and
connects to the pump). Remove the back cover, locate hose, remove the tensioner
clip by squeezing the tabs together with a set of heavy pliers or vise grips,
remove the hose, take out filter and clean. Be prepared for spillage of water.
May help if the machine is tilted backwards at an angle.
persists, check pump and pump hose. Pump removal: power off, drag machine out
onto the floor, remove back cover or tip machine up at an angle, locate pump,
(attached to other end of drain pipe).undo 2 wiring connections, 2 hose
connections, and pump mounting screws. Remove pump chamber - some are held in
with screws, others clip into place. Check for foreign objects round the
impeller. If pump chamber is clear, may be a fault with the pump motor - in
which case, replace the pump.
Repair and service your own washing
machine. Go to www.2ndwave.co.uk/manual.html