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I have a SGS53E72AU and it isn't draining away. I have cleaned the filters, checked to see that the pump isn't blocked by removing the cover and also checked for kinked hose. It is 2 and a half years old. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks Sally

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  • samuelpepys1 Oct 07, 2010

    thanks for your help. I'll give it a try on the weekend with a friend and get back to you.

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First of all you must set the machine to a soft/quick wash and let the cycle run. During the process of the program check the voltage on the pump during the drain cycle. It is important that the controller unit supplies voltage to the pump. If power is presetn without a drain,it is evident that the pump is faulty. You must remove , set it up on desk to trail with external votage, clean or backflush , if not the pump must be changed unless a fulloverhauling is not sucessfull.
If there is no power to the drain pump, then it is the fault off the program controller unit. You will need to check on the controller for the absence of the power, fault in contacts, fault in the drive. Must use a good multimetter to trace the path of the triggered supply voltage to the pump. make sure that the voltage is not cut off in the wires to the drain-- possible line break.
Please go through these tips and check out. You have to do the voltage checks but have caution when checking all power points.

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