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Bosch WFF 1401, Only fills with tiny ammount of water when temperature set above 30deg... Water supply Hot and cold OK to machine and all electric water inlet valves operate (for a short time) to let it fill. My guess is the programmer uses level or temperature sensor to control the fill with Hot/cold... but is the fault with the programmer or sensors ? how can I diagnose.

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  • steve hollis Jan 23, 2008

    It seems like this is the problem... with no clothes the the water stopped before it was visible at all in the drum... tried this several times.



    I removed the hose from the water level pressure switch and give it a hard blow few times and re-attached. Now the water level rises until you can see a few centimetres in the drum. I'll check the level on rinse.. but it looks like it's fixed... lets hope it's perminent!


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With no clothes in the washer start a program. The washe level is below the door glass. the rinse level comes up 3 cm on the glass. The washer is designed to be water efficent. If you are not getting water this high, look at the pressure switch hose, maybe it is restricted and causing the pressure to be held in the washer.

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