Hoover Washing Machine HNL-7146 3 Flash Fault Code

2 Feb 2008
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United Kingdom
The machine does not fill with water when a wash is selected. It runs the pump to empty water and just cycles the drum back and forth.

In diagnostic mode it shows error code 3 meaning:-

Not drained in time allowed - washing machine fails to drain water

Check that filter is not blocked or obstructed
Check drain hose is clear of any blockage or obstruction
Check wiring to drain pump
Check drain pump is not defective
Check level sensor or switch
Check wiring to level sensor

I removed and cleaned the pump and all associated pipework which was badly restricted but not blocked.

As the drain waterways are proven completely clear I suspect the 28375051 pressure switch may be at fault. Gently blowing into it the pressure switch clicks only once. Should it click twice?

In test mode the drum fills with water and the pressure switch actuates.

Any advice gratefully received.
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