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Aquarius wmf 720 fault code F-05

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It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged. Now remove the drain hose clamps and remove the drain pump/valve, clean the drain pump/valve, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power to see if this works and can be simulated. When refitting, the hose must be tightened properly. If the pump/valve does not work even with power then it must be replaced. If there is intermittent power to the drain valve/pump then the program controller unit is a suspect.

Cleaning a pump:

Finally the washer must be placed with a tilt- use a spirit level- so that all water will drain to the outlet port and thereby there is no residual water remaining.

Replacing the pump on a Bosch machine, please check this link for tips:

Posted on Aug 24, 2012


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Hi. F05 means pressure switch jammed on full.
Check pump for blockage and that it is working, if no joy you will have to call an engineer

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The door switch is no longer making contact internally or a wire has broken r disconnected. I would verify this with a test meter and replace the switch. Eric

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Lift the lid and check that clear hose is connected to the pressure switch.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009


Barry Coates

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SOURCE: hotpoint aquarius wmf 740 has error code f5 - what does it mean?

I think you mean F05, in which case it means that the pressure switch is jammed on full.
You need to remove lower rear panel of washer.
Remove large black hose on bottom of drum.
Remove and clean filter inside hose.
Remove hose onto pump, and check for blockage or obstruction here as well, and look inside the pump.
This should solve your problem.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009


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Open the drawer, lift or push it upwards, and pull it out towards you.
You should now be able to clean it.
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