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Dial spinning on W123

Hi, I've had my Indesit 123 for nearly four years and I've had nothing but problems with it. After six months of purchase the dial would just spin round so after speaking to Indesit they suggested I clean the front filter. After doing so it worked ok for about six months. It then started playing up with the same problem so again I cleaned the front filter. This time it didn't make a difference. So in order to get my machine to work I have to put it on the quick wash (which is the only cycle that works first time) and then it'll work on any other cycle. Last year for two months or so it started working fine again by itself but then the old problem started again. I have cleaned the front filter many times. The only reason I haven't got an engineer out or replaced the machine is because my kitchen is so small that in order to get to the washing machine my fridge/freezer and oven would need to come out too, therefore having to get a corgi engineer out! Can someone tell me why it works ok on the quick wash at the first time of asking but not on any other cycle? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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