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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "floods at the end of the cycle". Is water leaking from the washer and where from?
The mushroom float isn't a water level sensor to determine when the washer should pump out. It's a second level safety feature to prevent flooding if the washer overfills. The flow meter regulates the water level in the washer.
Your pump is obviously working and there is no blockage in the drain hose, etc as the water pumps out when you lift the mushroom float. It sounds like the pump isn't receiving a signal from the controller to pump out at the end of the wash cycle. Lifting the float bypasses the controller and runs the drain pump.
Please try the following simple test:
1. Switch the programme selector to "Off" 2. Empty a bucket of water into the bottom of the washer 3. Turn the programme selector to any wash cycle 4. Press and hold the Reset button (start/stop) for at least 3 seconds.The washer should drain.
Please try this test and let me know if the washer pumps out. Please can you also be a little more specific about how and where the washer is flooding.
I would suggest staying on the web and doing a product search and you should be presented with suitable suppliers. Just type into your web browser 'girbau washer' and see what turns up. That's what I would do.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.
When the machine is on, but not running, press and hold the "pre-wash" button. After a few seconds it will begin that beep noise, keep holding it in until the beep volume goes down and finally stops completely (5-10 secs). Once the beep has stopped, release the button and voila, no more annoying beeps at the end of your cycle.
To restore the end of cycle notification (beep) do the same thing as described above, but release the button earlier while the beep is still going.
Disconnect your washer's plug for 5 minutes or more from the wall socket. Plug in.
Press "end of cycle" button for over 5 seconds, the child lock comes off. Press it again and the child lock comes on................
If this does not work, try the pre-wash button likewise.
This sounds like a faulty pcb and/or inlet valve. see links for prices.
meatballs77 - If you have warranty (the machine is less than 1 year old which yours is) or paid for extended cover then call hotpoint to replace... Hotpoint should be able to fix this - this should be free. call 0870 4422 510
Rememer parts are free up to five years - but there is a £90 callout fee after the first year.(unless you extend the full warranty)