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My Hoover VHD8142 stops whilst draining then the timer saver light and the 1200 lights flash. The machine does not drain away all the water. I cannot find what these lights flashing means in the manual, nor on the web. Any ideas?

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I've just had exactly the same problem with the same model. Unlikely as it may sound, it's the heating element. Mine has just been replaced and everything is now working perfectly.

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I'm interested in how you manage to drain the water away- is it by the filter cover? If not may I suggest carrying out the following- if you have not done so already ;-0)
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