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Indesit Pwde 81480W F05 Drain Problem

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I've got a huge problem with my washer dryer. Here's what's happening: several months ago i noticed that at the end of a wash cycle time was running slowly - now i know it was due to slow draining. Eventually the f05 error came up once every few weeks, but now it's on every time and i can't finish any wash cycle. It gets on between 'wash' and 'rinse' so it's during the first drain. I have checked the filter and the pump (with the ball in), both perfectly clean. I have blown into the outlet hose and it's fine too. I have replaced the motor of the pump with a new one and it's still the same. I can always hear the pump working but the water is not being removed from the drum. When i start a 2 minute drain programme it will end after 20 minutes or stop with the f05 error at some point. I know this error code could be related to the pressure switch, but since the pump is working, just very slowly, could this be the case? Please give me some advice i'm stuck with 4 baskets of washing and nothing left in the wardrobe... I'll appreciate all your help thank you

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Yes, F05 on an Indesit washing machine means "Pressure switch jammed on trip" - but if the water isn't being removed even though the pump runs then the pressure switch will still be registering the drum is full of water. If you haven't already read my article - Washing machine won't empty water (stuck full of water) and the other relevant pump troubleshooting articles linked within it. These articles give all the advice I can think of.

Basically it sounds like there is a partial obstruction somewhere, wither in the machine or in the sink u-bend if it pumps into the u-bend. If it does, try holding the hose up to a bucket and check the water flow from the machine, which if ok will implicate the water flow is being restricted at or after the connector that it is pushed on to. If it's slow then the fault lies in the machine. As you've already replace the pump to no effect and checked the filter and sump hose ball it basically leaves a small obstruction in the drain hose or at the u-bend as prime suspects.

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If the pump is running, but the water isn't draining out, and you've replaced the pump and checked every other possibility that can cause it and found nothing, either you missed something or the only thing left is that the pump is somehow not being given enough power to run properly although I've never actually come across that. I have another article here - Pump has no blockages, filter is clear and it runs but it still won't drain water if that doesn't help you need to get an engineer in. Please let us know what happens in the end.

Indesit error F05 should be the same as the Hotpoint Error F05 as they are made by the same manufacturer and share common parts and error codes - Hotpoint F05 error

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