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Hoover Ecologic. Water Is Pumping Out But Clothes Still Sopping Wet


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On the Hoover Ecologic it should be attached to the sump hose. On earlier Hoover washing machines it was attached to the backplate. If in doubt, follow the plastic tube from the pressure switch to the pressure chamber bottle. To clean it you need to remove the sump hose and clean everything out - particularly the plastic bottle. When re-fitting, always put it on spin first (before putting any water in) as I've had air locks which cause overfilling! Check carefully for overfilling the first time you use (or test) the machine after disturbing the pressure system as any air leak in the tubing connections will cause overfilling and flooding.

If the pressure chamber is blocked, it can trap air in the tube which switches the pressure switch on and off. This would cause the washing machine to not do a fast spin. To check for this, you can unplug the machine, then carefully pull the tube off of the bottom of the pressure switch. If when doing this you hear a distictive click, this is the pressure switch turning off as the air pressure is released and you've found a fault. If not, then the fault maybe elsewhere, or the pressure could have slowly leaked out over several hours. If the latter is the case you can put the tube back on and without putting any more water in (which would switch the pressure switch back on) try it on a spin only programme. If it now spins, maybe the pressure chamber is blocked after all.

NOTE: If the washing machine has not pumped the water out properly, then removing the pressure tube from the pressure switch would also allow a spin. Don't get the 2 different faults mixed up.

( Related link: - There is an explanation on how a pressure switch controls water levels on the last post in this thread How a washing machine controls the water levels )

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There should be enough instructions in my last post to be able to identify the pressure switch, and the pressure chamber. The pressure chamber just needs cleaning out (if it is causing your fault) If you aren't sure, you really should call someone in to look at it. ( Related: This page contains links to find a washing machine repairman or company, including a post code search - Should I contact the washing machine's manufacturer or an independent repair company? )

Pressure chamber blockages are caused by gunge in the plastic bottle. Your fault could also be caused by other things though - this is just one of the likely causes. Before going any further, try the tip I mentioned about taking the tube off of the bottom of the pressure switch. If it then spins OK then there's probably a blockage of gunge in the pressure chamber bottle.

You mustn't put it on a wash or rinse though with that tube disconnected or the washing machine will overfill and flood.

NOTE: A blocked pressure chamber was very common on older washing machines. Recent washing machines aren't usually affected quite as much. Many pressure systems have been modified. They should also give an error code if a fault occurs rather than just stop, or stick mid-cycle - Washing machine stops with an error code

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