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DESPERATE..... Displays fault code F18 frequently.Have cleaned the filter 3 times now recently(in the last 3 days) and is very clean but stopped again.Just emptied ll washing out of it and spun it to

Fault code F18 again but filter been cleaned,again,and is spotless.will spin when clothes taken out.Works perfectly otherwise but why does this code keep appearing?

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I would check that the drain pipe is also clear.
You can actually get a build up of old soap powder in the pipework.
This pipe would be on the rear of the machine (grey in colour) and would connect to your waste pipe (perhaps under a sink)
If you can pull the machine forward and check to see if this pipe is indeed blocked, or even restricted.

I found this answer that may help you.
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Posted on May 12, 2014

Testimonial: "WOW,thank you so,so much.Obviously i only ever cleaned the filter,but when we checked the drain hoses about 1lb of scale came out.Now she's working perfecty,so thank you once again."

  • Worldhosted May 12, 2014

    The problem happens with cool washes.

  • Worldhosted May 12, 2014

    Every month or so, try doing a boil wash with an empty drum. Gives the machine a chance to blast everything out :-)

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