This is caused by water ingress into the base of the appliance... Either a leak or an overflow has occurred and this has triggered the Anti-Flood System.Turn off the appliance and unplug it from the power socket. Tilt the appliance backward at an angle of approx 60degs to expel any waters from the base.If the problem happens again thereafter then you'll need to remove the right-hand side panel to investigate for leaks.If there is no water to be found in the base, check the switch at the top of the Anti-Flood System's float.
If you lay the appliance onto its left side then you will inadvertently drain the content of the tub out onto the floor and into the base at the same time.
Tilt the appliance backwards... This allows expulsion of water from the base and prevents the water inside the tub from ingressing the base whilst doing so.
The anti-flood float is a polystyrene float.. normally round but can be oblong and it is usually caged by plastic.. it has a rod at the head of it that raises to a switch that operates to disconnect functions whilst enabling the drain pump.
I have attached a crude image and have highlighted the components in yellow for your assistance.
Sorry, the picture that it has posted is the wrong one... so no wonder you can't see it in your machine...
I will post it again and hope this time it posts the correct picture
Your first picture....
Wash Pump looks like it has damage from leaking water.. (Highlighted in yellow)
Your image number 2 makes the situation look even worse.. there is certainly water damage there.. possibly the wash pump seal.
You can not see the float from there... The float is on the opposite side.. Normally you need to drop the base to do it
That is the front of the appliance - Give me a moment; I am just looking at your previous statement
Ok... Let me re-run questions past you.
1. The pump starts when you switch o the appliance... but does the pump continue to run until the appliance power is disconnected?
2. Does the pump continue running even if you open the door of the appliance?
3. Was the appliance working before you moved it.. - Had it been tested?
Was the appliance tested and working immediately prior to you moving it?
The reason for that question was the following statement you have just made "As this machine has not been used since 31.12.2015"
Which is true?
Thanks... That makes life easier...
The problem circumstances and description changing changes the diagnosis.... (Always better to give clear concise description)
The issue is NOT water in the base of the appliance but is a failure of the pressure switch to detect an 'Empty' condition.
Remove the left panel of the appliance and check the switches on , and the condition of, the devices highlighted in the image devices
Sun... It is miserable here... Rained for hours and quite heavy
I will be out of the office shortly, but will look-out for your replies on my return...
Ok.. so what I have gathered from what you have said above is that it has started working after you tilted it to the right....
The appliance needs to be flat.. but if it has started to fill due to being tilted to the right then it is possible that water in the base was the problem and since the water has moved away from the float then the appliance starts to work..
I am only summising as I can only go off what you have told me
I would appreciate a reciprocation of the assistance I have given you; you can do this by taking the time to rate my assistance using the stars provided at the top of the page.
Tilt the appliance right back to discard any water, then try the appliance again as I asked you to do near the beginning of this quest... If there is water in the base then the appliance will not wor but will purely attempt to pump out the water that it has detected.
If you have the appliance in an upright and stacked condition, you could easily fill the appliance by hand with water to find the leak... If no leak occurs then it is probably the seal on the wash motor, but only doing so when the motor is pressurising.
Think of the appliance system similar to a car; pump motors & seal; salt container (water softener) & seal; hoses; water tank seals; valve seals.
Especially look at the water softener area as there is a heavy salt content.
Ok.. I'll look forward to your progress report.
Please take the time to rate my assistance using the stars provided (5 stars is best) at the top of the page, as it is the only way I get credited for responding to you.
Also, if you can, photograph the blocks that you are describing so I can see if I can recognise them for you
Given what you have said, I quite understand your stance on rating/paying.. However Steve, The original problem was solved and that is why I asked. Nevertheless, I was and still am willing to assist, and would have even if you had rated as I asked. I do not get the £20 you describe.
Aside from all that, thank you for the image. The blocks in the image sit around the hinge; in-between the hinge and the front panel.
The weather is not too bad here.. we are sitting at around 20 degs and I have the doors open you take advantage of the slight breeze.
Here is an image that should give you an idea of where it goes in relation to the hinge. The part you imaged is highlighted in yellow