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I've got a zanussi washing machine stopped in mid cycle. I

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I've got a zanussi washing machine stopped in mid cycle. I can't get it to drain. Also tried switching of an back on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.


Can you post the model number please.

Also when you set it to drain can you hear the pump running?

If not then do you hear a slight humming noise from the bottom?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ZWI 1125
When set to drain - no pump noise
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.

Ok lets see what the error code is.

Set it going on a spin cycle and start it going.

Then press and hold the start button and the button to the left of it.

Keep them both held in and after a few seconds the leds will go out and the start light will flash.

You need to count the number of red flashes from it and the number of green and let me know.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have set it to the Spin setting. When I press start however, it doesn't start the spin.
The spin speed lights then switch off :(
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.

Ok have you checked the filter at the bottom?

Remove the wooden kick board at the bottom of your kitchen and there you will see the filter on the far right.

If the washer is full of water you need to slowerly drain the water from the grey hose you see next to the filter. Pull it out but not to far and hang it into a bowl and pop the top off and you can drain the water out.

Once the water is out you need to then fully unscrew the filter and give this a good clean out. The look inside the chamber were the filter goes and at the back in there is the pump impeller X shape. Make sure theres nothing stuck in there and that it pings round in stages.

Then refit the filter and retry the washer and see how it goes from there.

Let me know how it goes.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I unscrewed the filter and emptied the washing machine. There was a lot of water in the machine so it took quite a bit of time. I'll need to leave there tonight. The filter was relatively clear but with a few bits of black slime about. I checked the pump impeller moves around OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try again tomorrow
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 year ago.

No worries let me know how it goes.