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How do I reset the EFO Aqua Control system?

I had a problem where the rubber seal on the front door was janked off and water sipped into the machine.  Now the Aqua Control system is activated, the pump continously runs and the machine wont start.  How do I reset the Aqua Control system?

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Thanks Guest! It worked perfectly lifting the face of your machine by 45 degrees

The washing machine was full of powder (this was the cause)

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In our case, the solution of tilting the machine also worked perfectly.


The pump was running continuously and the program did not start. However, the EF0-message did NOT appear on the display. (Instead the remaining minutes were given as usual, but - as I said - the program did not start). I concluded from the manual that it had to do with the aqua-control and the manual advised to contact the service-desk. Which I certainly would have done, if I hadn't seen this page.


Having returned from holiday with bags full of dirty clothes, the last thing we could use was a broken down washing machine. But standing in front of the machine and pulling the upper side towards me (hereby tilting the machine 20-30 degrees) made everything look normal. As it was late, I took no further action.


This morning, I investigated the inside of the machine. There was no water, but there was some dry material which might be dry soap flocks. We may have put too much soap in the machine (our clothes were very dirty) and the surplus of foam triggered the aqua-control. After this investigation, I let the machine run with the wash in it. No problem occurred.


The machine now runs normally. No need for the service desk, no estimated waiting time of 2-3 days and no estimated bill of 150 euros. Great!

Posted on Aug 16, 2012

1Don't even try to reset it. First the water must flow out of your machine. You could try to lift the face of your machine by 45 degrees to help it away. Then the EF0 flag automatically disappears and you can continue using your machine. Contacting the your local service center as the user guide suggests is strongly recommended.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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    Tadas Jul 03, 2014

    Thanks for this advise - it worked for me as well!

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