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Zanussi Zwf1221W Powder Drawer Not Filling With Water

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I have a Zanussi ZWF1221W which has given good service, however just recently it has developed a problem whereby the powder drawer (main wash section - don't generally use prewash)is not cleared by the incoming water and leaves a fairly large dollop of solidified powder at the front of the drawer. I have tried prodding the water holes above the drawer but they don't seem to be blocked. I have not altered the water pressure on the main so can't see the water pressure being an issue. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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Read my article on washing machine not filling which may also help diagnose reduced water flow (especially the tip about checking the inlet valve filter, which could be partially blocked). Th eonly explanation is somehow the water isn't flowing as fast as it did before. The only mechanism for flushing detergent into the machine is the force of the water flowing into it.

Also make sure if you are using tablets that they are designed to go in the drawer as some are not and will clog, if using normal powder detergent make sure it isn't getting damp. If you can't sort it, a workaround would be to start using the tablets designed to go on top of the laundry in a net bag.

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