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  1. I thought it was a weird colour. The outer plastic tubs are usually a creamy dull yellow or grey colour.
  2. I don't have specific Electrolux error codes but Electrolux make Zanussi washing machines. The error EF0 on many Zanussi washing machines means "blocked filter" so there's a very good chance that's what it means on your Electrolux washing machine too. This article should help Washing Machine Pump Filter
  3. I've never seen this, it's definitely a strange colour. The only thing I can assume is that it's from the main outer drum which is made of a fibrous plastic. This plastic is yellowish cream but it must have got dyed. If it is part of the outer drum the machine is now scrap. Either the drum or drum bearings have got loose and damaged the outer drum or something metal has been left in a pocket and damaged the drum.
  4. Yes all my ideas are in the article I linked to.
  5. Coins normally get stuck between the outer drum and the inner drum. Most outer drums are now made of plastic. So a coin can get punched right through the outer drum, or hit it hard enough to crack it. If this happens the washing machine is likely to be fatally damaged. This article has advice about how to remove something stuck inside drum
  6. The only fuses are the TOCs (thermal overload cut-touts). There is usually more than one and they are usually close to the dryer's element. It can be difficult to decide if a device is a TOC or an NTC stat. I have some articles here that might help - Washer dryer not heating on dry cycle How to test an NTC thermistor
  7. miele

    Technical information on Miele error codes is not easily available. I definitely don't have any technical information on non UK models. If the issue is only on wash and rinses and spins work OK you would have to first suspect a possible heating fault.
  8. Hello. Have you read this article? Washing machine not heating water
  9. I would say it's not worth pursuing. The expense of the parts in question plus the uncertainty on a budget washing machine is just not worth it.
  10. Fusing or tripping the electrics needs an insulation test meter to trace. A big flash is often caused by the motor but not necessarily. Could the red wire be off the pressure switch? It could be a double tag like one already on?
  11. I doubt anyone would be able to confidently say it's totally safe in case something is shorting or overheating. I can't see how you could do anything yourself either I'm afraid. Sadly most big repair companies these days have adopted the fixed price and insurance based model of repairs. It must be the only way they can survive with repairs being so expensive and new appliances so relatively cheap. It makes some repairs a lot cheaper but means all the repairs that would normally have been relatively low are now expensive. Fixed prices means most people pay more than it should be to subsidise the bigger repairs for others.
  12. Yes a big flash like that can wed contacts in the pressure switch or damage the door lock. The main worry is if it damages components in the control module or pcb control panel. Let us know how you get on.
  13. These things are tricky. If there were two interchangeable plugs and you guessed but it blew up, is it safe to assume that they fit the other way? Unfortunately there's no way of knowing if the flash and short has damaged something else or not.
  14. Hello Lee. It's not possible to explain. All I can say is that you need to put the small metal rod through the spring and metal catch in such a way that the metal catch is forced over by the spring as shown in my photo - There's only a few ways the spring and catch can be fitted and only one way that forces the catch over as shown in the picture. Then when the door is closed it latches and when the door handle is levered it pulls the catch back and the catch springs back into position when the door latch is released. I've had fun and games with these when I've done the same and not taken enough notice before dismantling. It's basically a puzzle to work out.