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Troubleshooting washing machine faults

Repair-troubleshooting This page links to all washing machine DIY help articles originally published on Washerhelp. These articles have been updated and improved. They contain general advice, which may help troubleshooting many basic faults that don’t require an engineer, or to give an idea of how serious a fault may actually be.

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Water related faults: Leaks, filling or emptying, and heating water problems


More water related issues

Programme faults

Wash Programmes

Washing problems


Functioning Faults


Miscellaneous Faults

MORE DIY Help: The following common faults help articles are on right column -
  • Fabric softener problems
  • Washing machine smells and grease
  • Washer dryer specific faults

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