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    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 10th Mar 18, 5:42 PM
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    Washer Leaking. What does THIS part do pls?
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    • 10th Mar 18, 5:42 PM
    Washer Leaking. What does THIS part do pls? 10th Mar 18 at 5:42 PM
    Hi,

    I have had this washer for ages, but lately it leaks at the end of every wash. It's not the door that's leaking, as I first thought.

    It's this part that is leaking. It fits into a black hole at the bottom of the washer's front, behind a removable panel (see pics).








    It looks to me like it should be a filter or fluff collecting *thing*!

    But I don't know how, as it doesn't have any filter-type cover on it. Should it have a cover on it?

    Anyway, when I twist this open, more water pours out, and I have to put loads of newspapaer down.

    I cannot afford a new washer, or for it to be fixed. I am broke. But I can keep putting newspaper down for now.

    I'm just curious as to what this item is supposed to do.

    And why has it only started leaking recently?

    Any advice is welcome

    Thank you
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
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    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 11th Mar 18, 12:49 PM
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    RealGem

    Thanks, I just watched that video. Mine doesn't have a drain hose. I suppose trying to shove one in will be futile, as I won't be able to attach it to the pump from the outside.

    Thanks though. I will open it again and have a more thorough poking around!
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 11th Mar 18, 1:13 PM
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    There should be a screw to secure it into the pump, is it there?
    Originally posted by ohreally
    Hi,

    I thought you meant the screw on the filter itself. But after watching several YouTube videos, I just noticed there are two screws either side of it on the machine, so I will investigate further, later or tomorrow.

    But for now I have to do Mother's Day duties!

    Thanks
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    • cajef
    • By cajef 11th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    It is not a fluff filter though some may attach to it, it is actually the pump cover it stops larger items like coins, buttons or bra wires getting through to the pump and jamming it, if you look inside the hole it fits into you should be able to see the vanes of the pump and check it is free to turn.

    Just replace the rubber seal, possibly spray with silicone lubricant and refit making sure it is tight.
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Mar 18, 11:11 PM
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    Thanks, I just watched that video. Mine doesn't have a drain hose. I suppose trying to shove one in will be futile, as I won't be able to attach it to the pump from the outside.
    Originally posted by RealGem
    No - most of them don't have that drain hose (in fact I've never seen one!), but since you have an old (wire-less) bra, just stick that beneath the filter to soak up the water that comes out.
    • that
    • By that 12th Mar 18, 12:27 AM
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    No - most of them don't have that drain hose (in fact I've never seen one!),
    Originally posted by G_M
    Miele does, and the machines last decades. Mine is approaching 25 years, only had one problem about 15 years go which was a blocked drain hose which a bent coat hanger unblocked.
    • cajef
    • By cajef 12th Mar 18, 12:52 PM
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    (in fact I've never seen one!)
    Originally posted by G_M
    Buy a Bosch they have one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YtFBi_wnc
    Last edited by cajef; 12-03-2018 at 1:04 PM.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 12th Mar 18, 7:01 PM
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    Before you rush out and buy a new o-ring,the black thing on the white plastic filter opening,take the o-ring off and turn it around,usually works.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 13th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
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    Are you absolutely sure it is leaking from there & not somewhere else under the machine ???
    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 3:55 PM
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    RealGem
    Are you absolutely sure it is leaking from there & not somewhere else under the machine ???
    Originally posted by firefox1956
    Yes definitely from the filter, thank you
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    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 3:56 PM
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    RealGem
    Before you rush out and buy a new o-ring,the black thing on the white plastic filter opening,take the o-ring off and turn it around,usually works.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    Thank you, I have done what you suggested, and a wash is on now.

    Fingers crossed!
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    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 13th Mar 18, 7:41 PM
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    Thank you, I have done what you suggested, and a wash is on now.

    Fingers crossed!
    Originally posted by RealGem
    C'mon. My fingers have gone to sleep.
    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 8:02 PM
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    C'mon. My fingers have gone to sleep.
    Originally posted by B_G_B
    Thank you for your concern B_G_B. You can't lend me 200 quid can you?!!

    Depressed As!

    My machine is rusty pretty much all over. I bought it 8 years ago and it was reconditioned then. I noticed a bit of enamel paint, but the whole of the bottom seems to be held together with it!

    It is leaking from the filter but somewhere else too. And the paint's peeling off the bottom and revealing a ton of rust

    So not sure if buying a new filter will work or not.

    And I can't afford a new machine. Will ask on the benefits board if I can get a grant.

    I can keep sticking newspaper under this for now.

    thanks everyone
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 13th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    Sorry to hear that RealGem. I was really hoping for better news.
    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 8:54 PM
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    Sorry to hear that RealGem. I was really hoping for better news.
    Originally posted by B_G_B
    Appreciate your help, thank you

    I already have a few leads on help with getting a new one, thanks.
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
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