Indesit WI101 Error Code - 5 flashes?

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  1. fizzicist

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    Help! My washing machine is not working - the selector wheel is clicking round indefinately and the on light is flashing 5 times between pauses. Anyone able to tell me what\\\'s broken?
     
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    5 flashes indicates a problem with the pressure switch / system.
     
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    This is confusing, the drum is full and won't drain, so how can it be the pressure switch if it's pumped all the water it wants in?

    Bl**dy thing...
     
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    It's an Indesit. They defy logic. 5 flashes indicates a problem with the pressure switch.
    Put the dial to one of the reset dots, switch on. Once it accepts the reset, switch off, select a drain or spin program and switch on. It should then drain.
    If it doesn't, drain it manually by lowering the drain hose into a bowl. Then check the filter (if it has one) and the pump for any blockage.
     
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    Thanks for your help so far.

    Found the cause of the blockage. Couple of plastic collar bones from a shirt.

    Congratulations to the penny pinching accountant that saw fit to stop putting filters on washing machines. What a load of cobblers! Anyone want to buy a recently serviced washing machine? :LOL:
     

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