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User help for washing machines

For general advise on how to get the best results from my washing machine click here for a document which you can print off. 

If you need to check the filter in your washing machine because you are getting an error message relating to not draining or there is water left in the drum at the end of the spin cycle or the spin cycle has not been successful or the machine wont spin then see this youtube .

this is an typical example and your machine may very in detail 

Please be aware that if the washing machine is full of water and you undo the filter at the bottom then youare likely to get a large amount of water on the floor! 
most washing machines have a small black hose close to the filter which is there to allow you to drain out the water into a container before you attempt to open the filter.
Also it is worth noting that the filter can be very stiff to unscrew, particularly if you have had the washing machine for some time.  

how to remove the filter of a washing machine to clean it



If your washing machine does not fill with water properly its worth checking the flow of water into the appliance.
turn off the water at the tap where the inlet hose connects to the plumbing,
disconnect the hose from the appliance
put the hose into a large bucket or into the sink 
turn on the water tap on the hose, 
check that the water flow is a good as the sink tap water flow.
if the flow is slower then check the filter gauze in the hose end.
also check if you have a tap that looks like this that the hose is connected to.
Self Cutting Tap
These are prone to blocking up.