I have a Hoover Nextra 6 (HNL7146) and it’s stopping mid cycle and the start light and delay start light are flashing 3 times every minute or so and the door will not open and door locked light remains illuminated. Any ideas on how to fix this?
A: Hoover Nextra error code 3 means – “Pump time-out (3 mins) exceeded”.
When the washing machine starts to drain the water a timer starts and if the programme controller hasn’t received the signal that all water has drained within 3 minutes it assume (quite rightly) that something’s wrong and aborts the programme with this error code.
The causes are likely to be either that the water hasn’t emptied fully, or it has – but the system responsible for sending the signal that this has occurred is broken. The former is far more likely, see – Washing machine won’t empty water
If the water has all gone then maybe the controller isn’t getting the signal from the pressure system which could be a blockage in the pressure chamber or a faulty pressure switch.
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