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Creda Excel 1200 Washing Machine The wash programme(s) have

Creda Excel 1200 Washing Machine

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Creda Excel 1200 Washing Machine

The wash programme(s) have taken to ending after the final rinse so there is no spin function. The rinse hold button is in the off position. What is the likely problem
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Does it stop full of water?
If you select spin only, what happens?

Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

No. No water apparent.


The machine tumbler oscillates for a couple of minutes, as if in the rinse function, then stops and a couple of minutes later the end light comes on.

OK, I take it the last part is for spin only.

Unplug the appliance.
Locate the pressure switch.

Take the thin tube that runs down to the bottom of the machine off.
Blow down the tube as hard and as long as you can.

Refit the tube and try spin only.
What happens?

Can you post the actual model number of the machine please?

Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

Thanks. I'll try that and let you know the outcome - tomorrow probably.


Model No: D487 W220VW 20128940



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Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

Some success.


I blew down the pipe as hard as I could. There seemed to me to be some resistance but not a total blockage. Nevertheless I didn't hear or feel a 'pop' as though something was being ejected from the pipe.


I then ran the fast spin programme at 1200rpm. It functioned properly.


At this stage, i would say the problem has been solved. Thank you for your help.


The true test though will come next week when the next full wash programme is run. I will come back to you after that to either confirm that the problem is indeed solved or to ask for further help, whichever it is.

The restriction wouldn't be such that you'd feel it.
It's very low air pressure that operates the switch so it doesn't take much to block.

You need to run the machine, empty, on it's hottest wash to try and dissolve any build up of soap powder as this is the normal cause of the fault you have.

Once that's done, it should keep the machine working.

Hope this helped