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This may be a board issue.
When it stops, is there water in the machine?
When it starts a new cycle, does the machine pump out first?
Hi Rob, yes, still need help ...
machine starts by filling (if empty) then stops (power off to led controls) - water is left in the machine.
Next time you start it, it pumps out the machine first then refills with water again only to stop once more.
No obvious signs of water leak, float switch is dry, drain is clear, didn't know if there is a fill timer (?) or other sensor but this is a new issue and the machine is about 10 yrs old and has been working fine until now.
Hi Rob, the machine doesn't have a cycle dial to jump into different cycle modes. It only has push buttons for different cycle types however I did the following ..
1. With the machine "full" and off (shutdown), I topped up the water and turned it on. It just drained and then refilled and stopped again.
2. During another restart, I interrupted the fill and topped up the water then closed the door. The machine has now started a wash cycle.
Do I take it from this that there may be a timer on the fill cycle??
I ran the 45 degree quick wash and it has "finished" after about 30 minutes. The cycle ID led is still on, the start led is off, the body is warm inside with condensation on the sides however I started the same cycle again and it has started by pumping out water - so water was still left inside the unit! Interestingly, it also has now gone into the quick wash cycle with my intervention of topping up the water - which wouldn't happen before.
Let me know what I should do next.
HI Rob, I have also just noticed a small amount of water leaking from the hinge points either side of the door at the very bottom. They seem to be leaking on the floor at this stage and not inside the case. I have the front of the unit exposed and the integration kit removed so the bare unit is entirely visible.
As for the pump out, is the water in the base just the condensed water from the drying cycle that was pumped out?
So the unit is running through another quick wash cycle at the moment.
Thanx Rob for the description on the sump.
The unit has now finished another quick wash successfully. Should I try a different cycle now or another test?
New morning, new cycle - Intensive. Stopped after filling again. If I interrupt the fill and top up the sump, she starts up as normal.
Looks like the fault is intermittent? What do you recommend?
Is there a "fix all" possibility here ... eg is it likely to be a micro-processor board fault ? If this is the case, I will do a complete board replacement and see how we go. What do you think?
The machine has already been repaired by a kleenmaid technician however this fault was not resolved. 3 months in the shop, 1 new pump and a repaired leak at the rear later, this fault remained. I think that the pump was replaced in an effort to fix this particular problem.
Do you know if there are schematics available anywhere for these units in which case I could cro the microprocessor board and see what is going on?
Thanx again for all your help