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Water not draining from washing machine

We have a zanussi FL1282 that will not always drain. We have cleaned the hoses, which were gunky, and filter trap, which is cleaned frequently and ok. We have attempted to look at the pump but donot know how to get it out. Can the pump be removed for cleaning? Are there any other things we should check and if so how. The machine will work the first wash but then gives up at the point of draining. I then have to drain it through the filter trap door.

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Re: water not draining from washing machine

The pump can be removed u need to pull the washer out tip it backwards and lean it against the worktop bend down and look undo the washer u will see some 8ml screws to undo once undone u can push backwards and twist the pump out you need to undo the pipes aswell

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My zanussi washer zwh6160 p stopped working yesterday. It stopped with a load in it. We gad to manually drain it, then git the door open. We cleaned the filter and inlet pipe filter. We switched it on

Considering that machine did not show any error first check that is not activated option "rinse hold" what mean's "stop drum with full of water". I advise you to make a simple test that will show you where the problem is. In the washing machine or somewhere else. Disconnect the drain hose and lift it up to 1m in height and its end hold over the tub or some larger container. Select short drain program and press the start / pause button. If drain hose ejects a solid water stream then is a problem in-house installation of drain water. If does't or poorly drain water then is problem in the washing machine.


Nov 10, 2014 | Zanussi Washing Machines

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Zanussi fle 1416w wont fully drain the water out and final spin leaves clothes quite wet. When i turn the drum manually i can hear the water below the drum sloshing about. What's wrong with it?


Check for drain blockage, check position of the drain hose and check the pressure switch.

1) Access the drain filter and look for drain blockage. With Zanussi front loaders this located in front at the bottom right hand corner, there is an access door in there.Open the door, unscrew the cap and use a container to collect the water. Disconnect power before starting maintenance.

2) Check the position of the drain hose. Make sure that the height of the hose elbow is as specified in the manual or you get siphoning (water getting back from drain hose inside the tub) and drain does not end.

3)The machine has a pressure switch. It is a sensor connected to a long thin rubber hose. The pressure switch is located in control assembly. Clean pressure hose and switch. One way to test the pressure switch is by blowing into the switch, but manufacturers say this must not be done as you can damage a good switch.
The pressure switch is difficult to test in full. Testing is done either reading voltages while machine is cycling or reading Ohms at the switch with tub empty and full. For safety reasons I suggest users to avoid performing tests or maintenance that must be done with power on.

Here a page about drain/spin problem.

Start checking drain hose and drain filter.



Aug 18, 2011 | Zanussi FLE1416W Front Load Washer

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I put on a load of washing and it stops half way through the machine flashes E20 n just stops the machine is a zanussi jetsystem zjd12191


Error code E20 relates to the pump/filter blocked.Drain the water either manually through the filter or drain hose.Check that filter is clean and pump can turn by hand.

Hope this helps.

May 19, 2010 | Zanussi FJS1225W Front Load Washer

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I trust that the drum can be turned by hand.It seems like the filter is blocked you will have to drain the water and remove the filter check that it is clean and the pump is free,with filter out put to spin or drain and see that the pump blade is spinning if not then something is jammed in pump try to free and then replace filter and check for leaks.Check also drain hose not kinked or drain blocked.Hope this helps.

Apr 28, 2010 | Zanussi ZWF1630 Front Load Washer

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It wont drain the water away after a wash we

sounds like your pump may be gone, or could be pipe blocked. to check pipe fill machine take outlet pipe at rear of machine and lay this into a bowl. If water flows ok then all pipes are clear. As water is coming through just put machine onto spin cycle and raise hose to see if water will then pump out.

Feb 17, 2010 | Zanussi FS1255S Front Load Washer

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Zanussi ZWF1437W E23

E23 indicates Drain pump faulty; Wiring faulty; PCB faulty.

The service information also says it should stop with the door open.

Unplug the appliance and manually remove the water via the filter or front drain point if it's fitted.

Drain it into a shallow dish, tighten the filter when you need to stop the water (or plug the hose if draining via a hose) while you empty the container.

Once empty, try the door again.

Take the filter out and clean out any debris in it.

Plug the appliance in and put the machine on a drain programe.

Listen/look at the open filter to check that the drain pump is running.

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Jan 27, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Error message on washing machine E20

E20 is "A problem with water draining"
The drain hose may be squashed or kinked
the drain pump may be blocked
or possible your filter is totally blocked. Clean out the filter everything will work again. Put a large bowl under the filter as you unscrew it; a fair amount of water could be there.
Good luck.Please rate the solution if accepted, also do post comments in case of any doubts.

Jan 23, 2009 | Zanussi Washing Machines

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there is something caught in the hose's going on the filter,or something in the pump,drain water again lay machine down on its side,so you.................................can see what you are doing remove and check all hose's,for sock or the like that,happy Chrismas Ire!!!

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