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Indesit We 10 Fault Code F-02

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Indesit WE 10 Washing Machine Fault Code F02

Could you tell me what this fault code means and if there is anything I could do about it please?

When I start a cycle there are a few rotations of the drum and some water comes in the machine. Then the error code comes up. I can drain the water from the drum OK, but the spin cycle or any other cycle (apart from drain) will not work.

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The error fault codes I have for Indesit say, "F02 = Motor jammed or tachogenerator detached".

Check the motor hasn't jammed up somehow, or that the small tacho coil on the end of the motor hasn't dropped off (tip the machine back and it's in between the brushes - it should be held in place with a clip. If it's hanging loose it's the fault)

This fault code basically means the PCB cannot detect any impulses from the tacho coil on the motor, so the main implication is that the motor is just not running. However, because other fault codes cover most of the other motor faults, the PCB thinks the motor may be physically jammed. That is, as far as the PCB is concerned, it is supplying the motor with power, but it can't detect the motor is running. This fault is not caused by worn carbon brushes because on these washing machines, an open circuit on the motor causes the washing machine to do nothing at all. It would not fill, or empty (as well as the motor wouldn't run) although the indicator lights would work. These washing machines do not produce an error code for open circuits in the motor.

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