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Rinse cycle problem

Whenever rinse is reached the washer will bleep and OE appears on readout.There is never any blockage and drainage is ok.At first we could overcome it by blowing back up the drainpipe or skipping to spin but no joy anymore.Any ideas please.

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Re: rinse cycle problem

If the water is still in the machine when it stops then yes there may be a blockage, if you can assure yourself 100% that there is not, then the pump should be faulty electrically, there is also the chance that the timer could be faulty, but check the pump works and there are no blockages or any objects are in any of the pipes, (remove them to check them) if blowing back up the pipe made it work, this confirms a blockage i have over 20 years experience in appliance repairs, double check what you believe you have checked before, it sometimes works, we all miss things sometimes

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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