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After using my machine for 6 years and one year at this house - it suddenly won't fill up with water. The pressure at the tap seems fine without the hose cvonnected - but it's just dribbling into the machine...then if I fill it by hqand buckets it agitates then errors at spin cycle. The hose doesn't seem to be blocked either. I wash on cold water - always have...Jane

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  • jwhitelaw Sep 07, 2009

    I saw the white screens but wasn't sure whether to lever them out or not. will give it a go!

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At the hose end by the washer there are screens inside the water valve , use a small screwdriver to remove the screens, wash them and put them back in reconnect hose and that should do it.

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  • Ernie Sep 07, 2009

    make sure you put the cleaned screens back in or failure to the water valve will happen

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