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Fault light are blinking

The intake and drain light are blinking and the machine does'nt work

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HI, there may be a clog in the drainage assembly. check all corresponding hoses and pump as well. if the hoses are clear of debris, this may confirm a pump malfunction. replace the pump in this case.

Also, check the inlet water valve assembly as well for non responding valves. replace the valve if needed.

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