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Prewash flashing and machine Overfilling

My machine keeps filling up with water so much that the pressure pushes it out of the door and the drawer and the Prewash light flashes all the time.  I've checked the pipes at the back are not blocked, the water supply pipes are fine, its just filling up too much and then leaking out.  My dad has also checked the pump and thats clear too.

 

Anyone know why this is happening?

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  • JAC1 Nov 24, 2007



    We have the same problem. Ours is a WF 540. Can anyone help.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    yep, same problem, only had it 3 years!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    water all over the floor but i have checked that the waste pipe is clear and it is could it be blocked elsewhere

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Their is a small bowl connected by a see trough plastic pipe leading up to the preshour switch, that you will have to clean out the bowl and disconect the pipe from the presure switch and blow trough this to clean out any droplets of water. Replace then try the machine again, it may fill up again, dont dispair, empty the machine and re-blow trough the hose again with it disconected from the preshure switch. To empty the machine of water place the outlet hose into a bucket 3 or 4 times.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Any detergent that says "Automatic" should be OK.

Pretty much any softener should be OK.

You will usually find a drawer on the front panel of the machine, just under the top edge, typically on the left hand side.

If you open this drawer, you will find it is divided into a number of (typically four) compartments. There will be one or two large compartments for detergent and one or two smaller, usually partially covered, compartments for bleach and conditioner.

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If there are two, you need to know which is for main wash and which is for prewash. If one is bigger than the other, use the big one for your main detergent load. If using a cycle that does a prewash, put detergent in the smaller compartment as well.

If they're both the same, you need to experiment: Select a wash cycle that doesn't do prewash. Turn the machine on, and when it starts to fill, cautiously open the drawer a little and look to see which compartment has the fill water running through it. That's the one you need to use for your main wash detergent (use the other as well on cycles that do a prewash).

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