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I would contact zanussi on this problem they would know more about this than anyone .

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Jan 07, 2018


Very easy when you have the motor out and on and table all washing machines have a different size and shape units so if I was you go on youtube put your make and what you want to do then it will show you for your make but all the same principle

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Dec 16, 2017


Something could be stuck in the pump , drain the machine down drain hose next to drain plug when all water is out put a towel under drain plug unscrew then look in the drain plug and your see a little propeller, make sure it turns and nothing stuck there to stop it turning and leave clean then try again good luck

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Dec 14, 2017


g'day. Move the machine to check for leaking water. This could be from the taps in the back, or hose clamps throughout the machine and could be causing chronic dampness around the machine. Also check for filter to clean pump. You might have to look under the machine. The soap draw can also get clogged up - but generally doesn't smell. good luck

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Mar 09, 2015


Hi John from retired Englishman in SW France,

We could really do with some more information, please! Any lights/indicators/ on/flashing or actual fault codes? Any noises? Can you hear water being fed in?
Without more info the only thing I can suggest is that you could try the following-
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I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter- so many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters.
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

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Oct 04, 2011


It sounds like you need to replace the water solenoids . When they don't close water keeps flowing through. Have them replaced

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Jul 26, 2011


is the outlet stuck? too high?
if its old, check the outlet electrovalve.

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Try unplugging the washer for about fifteen minutes or so. If that doesn't do it is your control board.

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on May 07, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is a common problem with many machines.
I suspect that the conditioner/softener tray needs a thorough clean,
paying particular attention to the sentences in BOLD ;-0)
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Remove the complete drawer. To do this you will have to do one of the following-
  • Top catch- push down the lip/catch at the middle rear and pull the drawer out (that's how our Bosch one is removed)
  • release the catches underneath (our daughter's Indesit) or
  • lift upwards on the tray as it is coming out to clear the lip underneath.
One of these should enable you remove it
(I am having to guess some of the following!)
Once out identify which tray is for the conditioner- the others are simply 'chutes' and open-ended.
It will normally have some sort of cover over it which you must remove to expose the little stuck up pipe/tube. On some models there is just a small individual cap over the tube. The tube is down which the conditioner and water should siphon. It is likely to be blocked by 'gunge'- a mix of powder and conditioner. The whole of the tray, particularly this pipe and the bit which fits over it, must be completely clean and clear for it to operate correctly. It is worthwhile checking fairly regularly.
If this does not work, pull out the dispenser drawer far enough to be able to just see the softener tray, select the (final?) rinse and check that water is entering the tray. If it isn't there is a fault with the water distribution and an engineer call is required ;-0(
Good luck,
John C

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Apr 06, 2011


Sounds like the Tachometer on the motor is faulty, this is the built in revolution counter that controls the speed of the motor, unfortunately it means the motor needs replaced and they can be expensive, about half the price of the machine. But if you want to change it then it is quite simple, just 2 or 4 screws hold it in place and the plug an belt just pull off. Hope this helps.

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
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!) and held in by a round cover/knob.

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!

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. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
John C

Zanussi FC1200W... • Answered on Feb 24, 2011

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