Well I pulled the waste hose out so it was higher than the water level...And guess what, I had a trouble free wash, no beeping, the drum agitated properly and the rinse and spin all worked as they should.
Thank you so much for your help, I have learnt some stuff and above all saved myself some money in the process...
Ha! Here if needed....... It's a bizarre forum in a way - I help sort out these for people half a world away from me, yet you're only 150 miles down the road. Killer call-out if it ever comes to it..........
Glad you got there,
Which bit of "Unplug it" is causing the problem?
Stop eMailing me. This is a perfectly good forum - use it!