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The float won't activate the pump when the water is higher than the drains.

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Its possible you need a new float switch. You can remove the float switch and try running the pump without it. This will determine if its the switch or the pump itself.

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It's most likely a fault with the control module or the drain pump. Please follow these instructions to detemine the likely cause of the fault and, therefore, what to do next:

1. Turn the programme selector to any wash cycle but don't press start.
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Hi,

Sounds like something is caught in th drain pump as the unit has to drain first before anything else happens. Remove the filter and the non return valve which is under the clip in the sump of the unit. In the manual it shows you this. Make sure the drain pump is free of any foreign particles like broken glass. Then start the unit again so it goes to drain without the non return valve in place. This will then throw out any foreign particles as well.

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