i have a fisher paykel kelvinator 2? (or it could be 3, 1, or squiggle!) washing machine which has been taking an increasing amount of time to fill and now won't pump out.
is there anything i can do to resolve this issue without taking the back off machine or, if not, what can i try and what tools will i need to fix the problem - if, indeed, it can be fixed without needing a spare part or parts?
The sock incident was a couple of years back, since when I've taken great care to ensure that it doesn't get repeated. Also, the load that was washing when the machine wouldn't pump out didn't contain any socks or small items.
Where is the pump? Will I need to take the back off to locate it or is it under the ... - I don't know what to call the part that agitates the washing - bit that moves around inside the drum and is clearly visible when the lid is open? If it is that part, how can I remove it?
Where is the pump located - should I try to remove the agitator first?
this is the first time i've used this website and i won't now be able to set about getting to the back of the machine to locate/look at the pump until friday at the earliest.
if i rate your service now how do i continue to contact you?
out of curiosity, if the pump needs replacement is this part fairly easy to obtain and could you give me an idea of the cost?
as i've said, the machine now takes a lot longer to fill than it did a few years ago when a friend gave it to me before she returned to Oz and i don't know if that's due to hard water in London and limescale build up or some other problem.
it's been just about the best washing machine i've ever had and i would like to repair and keep it if possible, but if it's reached the end of its natural life it may make better economic sense to buy a new machine than spend out on this one.