I can't help thinking you know that for some reason I'm not getting the full picture on this fault. I've read through your previous posts and as a result am convinced I'm not getting the full story here.
So let me roll it back a pace to this point: -
renMike wrote:With 30 minutes left on the clock I opened the door and heard the drain 'sucking air'. The inside of the machine was very warm but not steamy. The programme was cancelled at this point.
"sucking air" means to me that you either could hear the circulating pump stopping as you opened the door OR
the drain pump pumping.....whichever I cannot determine from this remote location.
"The programme was cancelled at this point"...how? By you or at the point when you opened the door it stopped....or did it NOT STOP when you opened the door? The latter part of my questioning very important by the way.
Have you noticed the rain and snow apparently falls in centimetres yet the wind blows in miles per hour.....?