Thank you for that. I did suspect a blockage but am not going to be able to do as you suggest until much later tonight as I now have to get back to work.
I will leave this page open and reply after I've done what you suggest
One question though - what is a torx screw?
Hi again, sorry for the delay but I didn't get a chance to try your suggestion until just now.
I manually drained the sump, and removed all covers to the pump as you suggested. The pump impeller was ok but the drain holes into it were quite blocked. I cleaned everything, reassembled and ran a cycle and all is pumping again though it does not seem to be heating the water (certainly as it previously did) - could this be a related problem?
I'm afraid I'm away from the machine again for a couple of hours but if you've any suggestions I will be able to check/implement later this afternoon.
Thats fine - will take me some time though.
Would it be typical for a hot tank to block up if the sump had been blocked and had a lot of crap in it? Just seems quite coincidental.
Or - could it be that the sump is draining more efficiently now and the warm water is being removed quicker so it doesn't seem as hot?
managed to get off work early and home - have side panel off.
Theres a big slim plastic see through tank at the back left. Its got what looks like some dirt in it at top/back. Its connected to various hoses at the bottom.
Is there any easy way to clear it or do I need to disassemble all hoses etc
i have it running with the panel off,
Theres a set of three small tanks front bottom - front one has some kind of float switch with a red lever. both look a little dirty but not too bad. hard to tell really . anything i can watch for while running that will tell me more
ok I'm happy with that.
I ran it empty a couple of times and it seems pretty good now.
Is there any cleaning solution I can run thru it which would help?
How do I sign off as happy with your service