Clicking now more a pumping sound from bottom of machine - pumping sound with no water going through. Drum does not rotate.
Cold water only supply but could rig up hot if that would be worth it.
Right - line by line!
No - no sound of water going through soap drawer.
Thanks Michael. I will test the water inlet valve solenoid.
Just a thought - this went wrong after some pretty dirty loads with quite a bit of dog hair. Might this have caused a problem - although I cannot see or feel any obvious blockages in pipes to or from the pump.
Finally - which bits do I need to put multimeter on and what voltage should I be looking for? DC or AC?
There are 6 wires going to water solenoid. The solenoid seems to have 2 valves each with 2 wires - removed the clip with wires and tested when machine switched on both valves showed no voltage (I assume I am looking for 240v AC)
Remaining 2 wires go to something the water side of those 2 valves - i.e. just inside where the water inlet is screwed to machine back.
Not sure precisely what I am looking for - where should the voltage be?
The 2 sets of wires to what I think are valves are black - no voltage showing on either of them at beginning of cycle (when I guess it asks for water).
The other 2 wires are red and they show a voltage of 4.9V dc whether the program is on or not - goes to 0 slowly after turned off at mains.
Not sure which one is the one that lets the water in though.
I managed to reset the control board and it appears to have solved the problem.
Excellent... that is good news