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My Zanussi zwf 1221 w washing machine stopped working last night. The lights are on but they are get stuck on the start/pause light & the washing light. No matter which programme I put it on or which spin cycle I put it on, the lights stay the same & the machine does not start washing. The door is also locked shut during all of this. After a while, the end light flashes twice then goes off for a short time & repeats this again. Can you help me?

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  • James Logue Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks for the reply.

    Water is collecting in the drum.

    How do I check the water level sensor



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What is important is for you to confirm are some of the following tips.
1..If there is no water collecting in the drum then the inlet valve is not switching ON and so might be faulty .Unless water flows into and is sensed the program will not advance.
2. If there is water collecting but is not switching off, the the water level sensor is faulty, if the water level sensor does not sense and switch the program will not advance, so checkthis out.
3. If the water sensor cuts off the valve but down not engage the motor, then check motor, maybe the motor or the capacitor of the motor is faulty. If function does not switch power to motor, then the controller is faulty.
4. The above sequnce must work correctly for the program to go forward.
So make sure that the voltages are present at all these stages to the concerned component or else the specified component is defective . If none works the timer controller unit is faulty.
Hope you follow these steps.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

  • Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz Aug 25, 2010

    There is an over flow tubingg which connects to a device which is an activated pressure switch.

    Look carefully in the drum holder assembly if possible from underr the unit..



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