Servis Rain Wave 1100 - stops during spin cycle

My Servis washing machine (should it be called a Pain Wave??) stops about a third of the way thru the spin cycle. It pumps out most of the water, to just below the level of the door, and then stops. I cleaned out the filter/trap (if that's what you call the thingy on the front you can unscrew), which was full of calcium deposits. It worked a couple of times and then the problem re-appeared. Is the problem likely to be a blockage elsewhere triggering the pressure switch or am I on the wrong track?
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If the filter was full of gunge, then it is more than likely the water level detection system is also blocked. Turn the power off (unplug) and remove the back plate from the machine.
Take the waste hose out of the drain system and lower it into a large bowl or basin to remove the rest of the water that is left in the machine. If no water flows through the pipe, then try blowing down it and listening for bubbles inside the machine, then lower the hose back into the basin. The hose has to be taken as low as you can to the floor to get all the water out.
With the back plate off the machine and looking near the bottom of the drum, you should see a small plastic bottle shaped thing which is connected to the drum and has a thin rubber hose attached to the top of it. You should be able to see through the bottle with the help of a torch and find out if it has anything in it. If it is pretty clear then the problem lies further along the system. If it looks like it has gunge stuck in it then it needs cleaned out.
If it does look like it has gunge in it, then you can remove the bottle by pressing the spring clip on the thin rubber hose with a pair of pliers and gently pulling it off the top of the bottle. Removing the bottle itself is simple enough by gently twisting as you pull it out away from the drum.
To clean the bottle out you need to pop it in a bowl and pour hot, not boiling, water through it until all the gunge is removed. Make sure it is all clean and clear before putting it back in the machine. Also remember to press the spring clip together with the pliers before pressing the hose back on the top of the bottle.
Check the front filter again before you plug the machine back in to test it. Stand clear of the machine while you do the tests.
The test consists of turning the timer control to the final rinse mark on the dial, any final rinse mark will do, and then turn the machine on and leave it to go through the cycle by itself. If it does the final rinse OK, then you can put everything back together, remember to unplug the machine before touching it, and hopefully it will stay clear for many months. If it doesn't finish the rinse cycle on its own, then get back to us and we'll talk you through the rest of the things that could be causing this problem.
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