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I have a siemens front loader WM14S440AU am getting the F18 error message, have emptied the black hose in front but cant get the hose pump cover off, it only twists 45 degrees and wont go any further and it wont pull off either, how do I get this off

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SOURCE: Zanussi front loader

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too. Height of exit hose should be approx 3 feet from ground level.

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SOURCE: kenmore 43042 front loader, black boot (?) twisted and loose

the black gasget on the inside of the door is suppose to be loose and flexible for sealing purposes.
when your washer went thru it's spin cycle is it possible the throw pillow got cought between gasget and wetal tub?

also is this the only time you noticed this ?

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have f18 message and need bit of help with the solution

We had the same problem with opening the pump cover; 
The solution was taking more of the washing machine apart because there was something blocking it from the inside and preventing it from opening. 
Trying to force it may cause more damage so unplug everything and tip it backwards - no need to lie it flat, do it just enough so it is stable and doesn't fall over. 
Take off the front bottom panel on the machine.
Undo the screw holding the filter housing to the front of the machine and lower it inside the machine, next unscrew the hoses and disconnect the wiring from it. This will allow you to pull the filter out completely and to open it up.
Clean the pump, check that there's nothing in the pipes/hoses and then put it all back together again in reverse order to which you took it apart in. (i.e. put together the last part you took apart and work backwards). 

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: F18 error message siemens washing

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

For most models- you do not say which yours is- Bosch's 'F18' states 'drainage (filter) problem.
I advise you read through these guidance notes and check the filter AND the operation of the drain pump itself- it could be jammed.

Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Sep 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Siemens s14.36 f18 error message with slight

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
For Siemens washers 'F18' definitely states that there is a problem with the filter (which you don't mention, only 'pump')
Read through my guidance notes and check the state of the filter AND check that the pump is not jammed and actually working. It says how to do this near the end ;-0)
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Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

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For Siemens washers 'F18' definitely states that there is a problem with the filter (which you don't mention, only 'pump')
Read through my guidance notes and check the state of the filter AND check that the pump is not jammed and actually working. It says how to do this near the end ;-0)
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Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
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Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

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We had the same problem with opening the pump cover; 
The solution was taking more of the washing machine apart because there was something blocking it from the inside and preventing it from opening. 
Trying to force it may cause more damage so unplug everything and tip it backwards - no need to lie it flat, do it just enough so it is stable and doesn't fall over. 
Take off the front bottom panel on the machine.
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