Hoover AM110 Washing machine fault

Our 3 year old Hoover AM110 washing machine is no longer doing the fast spin at the end of the wash.. the clothes are therefore coming out soaking wet. When removed, the filter was clean but about half a pint of water came out of the filter when the plug was removed. Can anyone advise on the solution? Is there a sensor that tells the machine to spin?
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Looks like you have a loose drive belt at the spinning wheel. You will need to unscrew w/machine from rear to check this.

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it constantly sounds as though the pump is running trying to get more water out. The belt is ok and the little reservoir on the back is empty and clear. The water pipes all seem clear. It's as though the machine still thinks that there is water in it and therefore won't kick off the spin cycle.

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This might sound silly Nigel, but the pump might just be blocked at the outlet hose. Something silly like a coin or a screw washer might be stuck in the pipe. Try blowing quite hard down the waste outlet pipe till you hear the water that always left in the machine bubbling.
Is the machine emptying water at all ? Or is it very slow at emptying ? The most common blockage of the pipe to the pump is a wire from an underwired bra, so ask the little lady or the daughter is they're missing one. :-))
It could be the pressure switch itself that's gone a bit wonky. Try this little test.
Turn the water valves off. Remove the little pipe off the top of the little plastic bottle on the back of the drum and lift it away from anything that might catch it if the machine is running. Close the door on the machine and set it to cool wash cycle. The machine should try to fill with water at this stage so make sure the water valve are turned right off. Now blow, quite hard, up the little hose. The machine should click and start to go into it wash cycle. Release the pressure on the pipe and the machine should start trying to fill up again.
If this all works correctly, then try the same test with the little pipe back on the bottle. But this time, turn the water on and let it actually fill up till it goes into its wash cycle.
When these two tests are OK, then the problem is definitely with the pump and pipes going to it or coming from it.
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Nigel I am willing to bet, bet mind you, that you have a blockage in the outlet hose. Let's say two quid.
As a rider I'll make it an extra quid that it is a black woolen sock from M&S.
And it's probably near the top of the hose. Oh hose! Socks are often referred to as hosiery so that's quite amusing isn't it. Isn't it?
Anyway, it's quite an easy fix.
And they are good socks.
Dave
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A friend had this problem, new brushes & bingo AOK
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If is making the 'schunk schunk schunk' noise you normally get before a spin then the pump is sucking air and water in and has emptied all the water out that it can.
This rules out blockages in the outlet pipe etc. and points to the sensor which detects when the water is all out.
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Not familiar with this specific model. However: Most machines have sensors (often at the top of the machine, connected to the bottom of the machine by a thin plastic pipe) which (I think) measure pressure differences in the long thin pipe. The sensor works out when an empty machine has been filled (increased pressure) and when the full machine has been emptied (decreased pressure). Both measurement are vital because other wise the machine will not realise it is full and keep filling and overflow, or will not realise it is empty and refuse to spin.
Problems I have seen with my collection of ageing washing machines are normally associated with this pipe. If the pipe is partially blocked (by filth, slime, undisolved washing powder etc.) it will detect the pressure increase and so not overfill, but will remain pressurised for a while after the water has emptied. This usually results in the machine refusing to spin. However if you leave it for a while (a few minute, or longer for a really gunged pipe) then try and get it to spin again it will often spin. The long term fix is to get at the pipe, remove and clean it and also clean the bit where it connects to the washing machine. This normally involves removing bits of washing machine outer casing and laying the washing machine down on its side to get at the underneath.
Obviously disconnect electricity and water, and beware of spillages.
HTH Dave R
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