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Hotpoint few12, machine not filling

Before the rinse cycle the machine does not fill with cold water. The water runs straight through the machine and out into the drain and after a few minutes active and prog end lights flash but after resetting the problem begins again. The trouble shooting guide in the manual states that this indicates the machine is not filling and to check that the pipes are not twisted or blocked. We have done this and there is nothing blocking the pipes. Any ideas?

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Re: hotpoint few12, machine not filling

The timer, electronic or mechanical is not advancing to the fill contact. if mechanical the cam contact may be burnt. if electronic the gated triac [solid state relay] is burned up [replace]

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