Error message E03

Is the washer connected to the kitchen sink?

Its ok to connect your washing machine to the sink but it is possible in these situations for food deposits to clog the washing machine connection and prevent it from emptying out. This should be checked as error code 3 means that the product has not been able to drain off quickly enough.

washer waste connected to the sink

the waste outlet is shown here connected to a sink

In most cases you will find the connection inside the cupboard under the sink. Remove the grey hose and clean any food deposits and debris from all of the pipework especially where the washing waste hose is joined to the sink pipe work.

sink 'T' connection

This picture shows a black bung or seal in the end of the pipe where the washer drain hose should connect to. If the installation is in a new kitchen or the sink pipe work has been replaced then check this seal or bung has been removed

waste pipe connected to the sink drain pipe
Buy spare parts online
Phone 03446 923 608 to book your repair

Always disconnect your appliance from the mains before you start examining it!

Average rating
Did you find this useful?

This solution applies to the following models:

Washing Machines

Our website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how customers use our website. Our site won't work without them. By continuing to use our website you accept our use of cookies. Find out more about cookies.


Locating Appliance Information Plates

Hoover typical model number plate
Appliance information plates can be found on the front, back, side, rim or base of Hoover appliances.
Washing Machine
Washer Dryer
Single Oven
Double Oven