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I left the transit bolts in our

Highly unlikely any damage will have been done so long as it hasnt been in use for a long time (weeks).

In a front loading washing machine, most of the mechanicals inside are held between springs at the top and dampers at the bottom. The transit bolts are used to minimse how much movement can ocour whilst the machine is in transit as excessive movement could damage the springs/dampers. When they are removed, normal movement of the mechanicals helps keep the machine stable and minmises vibration.

So, the worst that happens when the machine is used with the transit bolts in place is it vibrates alot, and possible moves about.

Remove the bolts as soon as possible and it should be fine.
5/23/2019 4:06:52 AM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on May 23, 2019

My Zanussi Electrolux Essential 1200 washing machine ZWF12070W1

Most times unplugging a washer for 5 min or so will reset to factory. Some units just a quick unplug works too. But I'm not totally familiar with yours. If it's going to be hard to unplug just turn off the breaker to it. Hope this helps
2/27/2018 1:22:24 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Feb 27, 2018

Fabric conditioner dispenser does not empty

Hello Patrick Compton, Start on PAGE 17 of your REGULAR MAINTENANCE... in your owners manual... You are most probably looking at a MINOR MAINTENANCE ISSUE... in your dispenser drawer...!! Else... You are going to be looking for the valve... for your conditioner/softner dispenser... CHECK out owners manual (below) Look up you ORIGINAL parts number and get three estimates!! Good luck Hope this helps. Zanussi ZWF12070 S1 User Manual Zanussi ZWF12070W1 Washing Machine Spares Zanussi ZWF12070W1 Washing Machine in White
5/22/2016 5:00:52 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on May 22, 2016

Hi ,i have a terrible smell coming from my machine ,like sewage ,i have checked my filter and drain ,there are no obvious blockages ,other than the smell the machine is operating normally ,any ideas ?

run it with nothing in it ,let it go through a cycle and drain .Then repeat but add some bleech and vinigar ,not a lot about 1/2 cup each and allow it to run a cycle . this should clean it out and make it run fresh. Keep doing this until it does and do it every so often.
4/25/2016 6:00:02 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Apr 25, 2016

I have a zanussi 1200 essential washing machine,

This video will show you how to keep your soap draw clear and how to service the parts Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all appliance tutorials a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question. And don't forget to like us on facebook
8/5/2013 6:00:43 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Aug 05, 2013


Heater or thermostat fault probably
6/20/2013 6:09:06 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Jun 20, 2013

My pulley won't move

Does the inner drum move? If not the drum bearings have probably siezed and will need replacing.
12/30/2012 9:04:04 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Dec 30, 2012

Machine fills with water, then

It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows then the flow should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Try and check the inlet valve or replace , check this link:


Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

Please check the link below:


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8/22/2011 10:56:10 AM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Aug 22, 2011

Hi, I have a zanussi


The door does not open because there is water inside the machine. To open the door you need to empty the tub first.

To empty the tub disconnect power, open the door at the bottom of the machine's front side, unscrew the drain filter cap and collect water using a container.

Usually that is enough to allow the door to open. If the door does not get released, try running a cycle again.

If still no luck, then the door is locked either because the pressure switch detecting water level is clogged with soap or because the power surge has damaged some component. In that case the machine must be partially disassembled to reach the back of the door opening mechanism. The door latch is reachable either from drain filter access or from top of the appliance.

Emptying water through the drain filter and/or restarting a cycle usually is enough to release the door lock.


8/19/2011 12:17:12 PM • Zanussi ZWF12070... • Answered on Aug 19, 2011
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