Thank you Michael for your reply as I explained in my intro, I have checked the flood system ie the base of machine was initially dry but to double check I poured water into base, I then switched on the machine and it did'nt even fill with any amount of water as had done initially, I then emptied and dried, now back to where I started ie machine starts to fill approx 3mins then empties it does not start the cycle.
Also I cannot find a way to remove the inspection cover off the bottom front it looks like it should clip off but plastic screw in centre does not come out, do you think I need to turn machine onto its back? Am reluctant to do this as Im afraid I'll break something inside also not very strong.
No, no leakage that I can see and yes there was a storm last week but just windy.. no power cuts.
Can you give any advice on how to remove bottom front panel.
Hi Michael, I assume you mean the problem is with the main control board in the door rather than is not like you actually said? Otherwise why would it need to be replaced.
Rather than jumping to conclusions and spending money unnecessarily I would like to explore the pipe work, the sump, anything else that would cause a blockage, and any other valves I.e. the inlet valve (is this the valve in the aquastop under the sink?)
In order to do any of this I need to know how to get the bottom inspection panel off. Do you know how to do this?
Hi Michael, of course I value your opinion, but there may be another cause. The PCB as its called is not available at espares or any other spares co. It has to come through Neff supliers at a cost of £198.00.
I cannot pay this out without exploring every other avenue first.
Yes the front kick plate is what Im trying to remove. Do you know how to remove this?
Thank you for your considered opinion.
Thank you will do.
Hi Michael, I think I Have solved the problem...I overrode the float inside the machine by placing a weight on top of it, as soon as it reached the door it poured out.
So obviously the bottom door seal has gone. I think this means that water does not have to leak into the base of machine in order for the flood system to kick in. It must activate before anything actually leaks out, because on all ocasions machine was bone dry.
I have ordered new seals so fingers crossed. If this is not the problem it will be a new machine, as PCB is not worth it in relation to age of machine.
Just a note for your info, in order to remove the front kick plate on this machine I had to flip it onto its back (having taken both side panels off)
it unhooks from the bottom, the plastic screw in the centre just loosens a bit like the screws that Ikea uses.
Thank you very much for your help with this. I will let you know the outcome.
So sorry my correspondence is so long winded.
Hi George, thank you very much for your reply, I'm sorry if Michael has become exasperated with me. He has been very patient.
Yes of course that makes complete sense (I'm a numskull !!)
I am trying to take off the PCB to see if anything is obviously blown hopefully I might find something that just needs a bit of solder.
Removing the plugs was fine, but having problems opening/removing white box in order to get to board.
Do you have any advice for this?
Also is the pressure chamber the big translucent tank type of thing where water comes in and out ?
Or is it the cylindrical tub with what looks like a blue plastic lid?
My machine is neff S54M45X1GB/10
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Hi George, did you get my message that I fixed my machine and how?
My reply seems to have disappeared.
Hi George, sorry for lateness have been out all day.
I have fixed my machine, it was the flow rate sensor, 'Impellor Jug' I think is the correct term.
Anyhow took it out (yet again!) Ran water through it, putting the little socket back in ( I put it in and out a couple of times, I got that tip from the whitegoods forum,) I noticed that one of the little wires was a bit looser than the other, so I put a little bit of heat glue to secure it.
And hey presto machine worked, happy days.
I feel I have been on a journey through this machine and then to end with it been something so simple, but very satisfying to know it wasn't all in vain
Thank you again for your imput and knowledge.
Thank you and Good bye.