Can anyone help please? Our Siemans washing machine flooded last
night - the water filled above the front door and leaked out from
around the seal. Ive cleaned every pipe in the machine to make sure
there are no blockages and also the pump. It still overfills. If I
switch it to spin the pump drains all the water away so that bit is
Can anyone think of anything else I can try.
Thanks in anticipation.
The way they sense the water level, is via a small usually black pipe
leading from the bottom of the drum, up to a sensitive pressure sensor.
The water rises, the air is compressed in the little pipe, air pressure
on the sensors diaphram opens some contacts.
The small pipe could be blocked with fluff, the pipe kinked, the sensor
not operating or similar. Blowing gently into the pipe, you should hear
the sensor click. If this is working, then it could be the controller
Commonest problem in washing machines - pressure switch failure. Usually a
round item about 4 ins across with (often) two small rubber pipes to it and
two or three electrical connections. Remove and blow into each pipe-hole -
you should hear it click. If it doesn't it's stuffed. If it does then check
the associated wiring.
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