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Our drain pump just runs constantly could you tell me what the problem could be

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If the drain pump runs on and on it will either be because there has been a leak in the base of the appliance and has activated a float that inturn activates the switch when the float is raised and the appliance will do this although it cannot empty this way. Or if you have a look under your filter you may see a black grill or something that looks like that. This is a diaphram that detects the amount of water in the tub and tells the appliance when it has emptied and then the appliance can move on to the next stage. If this is blocked with normally fat residue the diaphram will stick and stay in the one position so the appliance will always think it is full of water...that is why it will keep pumping because ot thinks it is still full.

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