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Amana front load washer has wet clothes after the complete wash cycle finishes

From the information you have supplied, I suspect that the machine is not draining the water away,
1] Check that the drain pump is working (it would be easier to hear it running, before the machine starts the spin cycle, or if your machine has a "drain down" feature)
2] If the pump is running, stop the machine and unplug it from the mains power. Remove the machine drain tube from the point where it is plumbed into the household waste pipe, and lay it down into a bucket, or large pan and allow the water to drain down [ you should expect to get up to 2 gallons (10 Litres) of water from the machine]
Allow the water to drain down completely by holding the drain hose as low as possible into the bucket.
3] once the water has drained completely, remove the drain hose from the pump and check that the drain hose is not blocked.
4] If the hose was clear, and the pump was running (in tests [1] & [2] ), it will be necessary to check that the drain pump, and the main hose from the tub to the pump are clear of obstructions.
Remove any foreign objects, and re-assemble the hoses to the pump to the machine, and the drain hose to the domestic plumbing.

Plug the machine into the mains power, and and set the machine to run on the "last rinse" and "spin" cycles and test to see if the problem has been rectified.

I hope this helps cure your problem.

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You have leak there is an anti flood device causing your pump tookeep running have to drain the water from underneath machine best way is to pull it out and lie on it#s side let water drain off it use a few towels make sure you un plug from mains it might be only a lslight leak building up over time

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Hi your pump may be leaking the earth to trip breaker.
Check or replace the pump.

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Problem is put the dishwater on ,doesnt seem to be enough water on the cycle ,dishwater goes through the whole cycle even drys, but has some water lying at the bottom at the end .Some said it might be a...

Check that your supply faucet is open, Check if there is a screen in the supply line, these can become blocked due to scale deposits from the mains. If there is no screen check that the inlet solenoid valve has not got blocked. If none of the above help, check that there is power getting to the solenoid valve when the machine is supposed to be on the fill cycle. If no power is betting to the valve, the timer might ba faulty. (You can try hand filling the machine and see if it goes through a cycle, at least up to the rinse stage, this will tell you if the timer control is working).
If you feel that there is water not being pumped out, remove the bottom strainers and make sure that there is nothing obstructing the outlet pipe and the pump. If possible back flush through the outlet pipe and try draining the machine again before using it again.

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We have a Zanussi Washing machine ZWF 14581W. The problem is we have no water entering the machine. I have removed and cleaned the water inlet hose which is not blocked. I have also emptied the emergency...

My guess is that the water inlet valve solenoid is not operating. DISCONNECT FROM POWER. Take top off, The assembly connected to the inlet hose is the inlet valve solenoid. Do you know how to use a test meter? If so remove the wires from the solenoid connect meter to the wires on appropriate range and check for mains on the wires as you start a washing program the machine. THIS IS DANGEROUS SO IF YOU AREN'T OK ASK SOMEONE COMPETENT. You must ensure that the connections to the meter cant touch anything at all when you switch on !!!!!. SO HANDS OFF If mains is getting to the wires at the fill stage the valve is broken. Replace it, it is obviously held by screws. As an alternative you could use a mains tester screwdriver and see if it lights up when touching one of the terminals as fill is selected. If the fill valve is getting power and not operating it's the valve. If not the problem lies elsewhere but you don't mention any error codes so I assume the door switch is OK. If it thinks the door is not shut it won't fill. Hope that helps.

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My washer is giving me a F35 on the screen and not working. I can hear her trying to start but after a while the F 35 shows up and I have to unplug her in order for the lock to release and the machine to...

To cure the F35 with the occasional SUD fault showing in the display the problem means that you need to unplug the machine from the mains and turn off the water supply. Then remove the lower cover, looking at it from the front where the glass door is, so you can see the water pump. On the water pump there is a round cover, turn it counter clockwise to get it loose, then the the filter will come out. You may find some interesting things in there! Clean it and screw it back on. Make sure the machine is powered off at the mains for 30 minutes in total to reset the computer and clear the fault display. Reconnect the mains power and turn the water supply back on. The machine should now operate correctly.

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I have a honda 3200 psi power sprayer that is loosing power, is their something that I can do to fix it.

is the machine coupled up to mains water or are you make the machine **** from a water tub.
if you are makeing the machine **** , then dont try force feeding with water and looking for a water leak or drip even from pump or connectors.
you might find the machine works great off mains water pressure, if so check the valves

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Display lights flash

I have just posted the same problem about the lights flashing rapidly, I have just gone to investigate my machine and switched it off and on again at the mains and so far it has resolved the problem. Hope this works for you.

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Pump is not working

The reason could be the following.
You used your machine on a mains working with 50 cycles/sec. In U.S. frequency is 60 cycles /sec. this could alter the working of the oscillating piston in the pump. The impedance of the coil is somehow about 20% higher on this mains, reducing so current and power of the pump.
To be quite shure of this, try to fill the pump thoroughly with water.
(Disconnect machine from mains, use Low pressure hose , max 0,5 bar, tied to the inlet -where the water tank feeds-, and fill until water comes out of the open hood)
If now the same humming persists an no pumping effect is noticed, i even will be a bit wiser knowing that 60Hz is not good to 50 Hz pumps.

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I think you mean error F05 for a Hotpoint washer.
it means the pressure switch is jammed on full, check pump is working o/k and if there is a filter, remove and clean it, see user instructions..
If still no joy, then you will have to call an engineer..
Plz rate this solution.

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