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Asko W6461 - will not drain

We have an Asko 6461 washing machine that is 5 years old. Today it has decided to stop at the first drain and refil.

The machine makes a loud humming noise and then switches off showing F3. We have checked the manual which says it is a water outlet fault.

We have checked that no objects are trapped and run the machine on spin with the drain undone, and water flows freely.

Any suggestions greatfully received

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Thanks to the wonder of the internet and discovering this useful advice, my husband has now fixed the same problem with our machine. Many thanks!

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Thanks for the suggestion.

Having taken the machine out and the back off I removed the pump end with impeller which bless the Swedish was very simple. The outlet pipe appeared to have no hole being completely blocked.

A hard push of the index finger moved the object that finally turned out to be a UK 5p piece. The diameters are exactly the same with the 5p acting as a complete blank.

Removed the 5p, put the machine back and problem solved.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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Is the pump comming on look inside the pump with a tourch there may be somthing stuck behind the impeller

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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