I'd be grateful for any advice you might be able to provide.
My washer dryer has a wierd fault which has been present since i
bought it 2 years ago (but i didn't realise it was a fault until my
girlfriend told me so because I'd never had a washing machine before).
– what happens is that on all the washing programmes apart from one,
during the first minute whilst the machine is filling with water,
water leaks from the front of the powder compartment, after a minute
the leak stops and the machine performs normally throughout the rest
of the comlete washing cycle with good clothes cleaning results. The
way I get round the problem is to momentarily turn the power switch
off for a few seconds during the initial water filling stage until the
water clears so that water does not leak, then turn it back on for a
few seconds, then turn it off again - this process is repated 2 to 4
times during the first minute until the machine has filled and the
rest of the cycle completes normally.
I've tried fiddling with the plastic divider in the powder
compartment, used hot water to dissolve any possible powder blocks,
cleaned the machine as best I can, made sure that I do not overfill
the powder compartment, checked the machine is level, and checked that
it is plumbed in correctly but none of this has helped.
My wife keep moaning about this problem and keeps nagging for me to
get a plumber - but would it be cheaper for me to buy a new Beko
wshing machine from Comet for £160 (we never use the dryer function so
don't need that)
Thanks for any info