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I also get 3 short beeps when I press the power button, and the only button that works is the Controls Lock/Unlock... The machine no longer can be powered up. The F70 an F71 error codes are stored up on the computer when i run the manual diagnostic. And I do not think there is a problem with the pump, I was cleaning the filter and i was able to freely spin the paddle inside. There was something stuck in the filter but I've cleaned that already.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F70 and F71 indicate no communication between the Central control unit and the user interface. To start with you’ll need to check continuity of the user interface harness and also check the wire harness connections. You can also try to rotate the drum, if the drum is rotating the User Interface should be replaced and if it wont move then the Central Control Unit should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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