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My FEW12 won't drain!- Help!!!

My W/M won't drain. It seems stuck. The water level is as it should be just before it's due to drain and other than that it works fine if I try other programs. The program will end but the water is still there. This hasn't happened before. It just hums/buzzes and does nothing. Any aqdvice will be greatly appreciated as my baby needs her clothes!!! Thanks x

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Possibly a blockage in the pump or pipes to the pump as small items can sometimes slip between the 2 drums and block the outlet pipe from the outer drum to the pump.

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have you got the drain pipe going up to about worktop level of machine?
if the drain just goes downwards then the water just runs out as fast as it comes in. get a sililiar situation if you put drain pipe too far down a standpipe - then a syspon forms and water drains out

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