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  1. Bosch WFT2800

    There is one valve that should only produce a trickle of water, although the restriction in pressure is often achieved at the point where its hose connects to the plastic condenser chamber. It’s possible there is a strong flow restricted in the valve. This is the water supply for the drier section. It should be easy to work out which solenoid supplies the drier’s condenser chamber. Any other solenoids should supply full water pressure to the soap dispenser. One usually supplies the fabric softener as described in my previous reply. If by any chance there are two more they must be for the main fill and rinses and a pre-wash valve. It’s possible that the valve is faulty inside or bunged up with something. It may need the whole solenoid assembly replacing. If you swapped over the wires and the last rinse still takes in water that seems to confirm it’s not a problem with power being sent to the valve.
  2. Bosch WFT2800

    That’s good that you didn’t spend a fortune on a pcb Most washing machines have a double cold water valve. One side is for the main wash and rinses and the other is for the fabric softener. As the fabric softener’s solenoid is only activated once per cycle and the other multiple times sometimes the main solenoid fails. If wires are long enough you could try swapping the wires over to see if the rinse water comes in. Alternatively test the solenoids with at least one wire disconnected with a continuity test meter. They should all have the same resistance. It’s very high resistance though.
  3. Bosch WFT2800

    Hi John. It’s too late now but never change a pcb on an appliance unless you know it’s faulty. At least 90 % of faults that people think are the pcb are something else. The fabric softener should normally go into the machine on the last rinse. Otherwise subsequent rinses will rinse it out. If water only goes in on the last rinse could that be the fabric softener valve working ok and the normal rinse valve isn’t working?
  4. indersit wd12

    You can always attempt it but how much are you prepared to spend on it? Getting an engineer in is likely to cost £100 or more depending on what parts it needs. If you want to see if it’s anything you can fix yourself you need to take off the lid and back panel and try to work out where the noise is coming from. I have an article on trying to fix a noisy washing machine which should help to try and find the cause if you carefully go through it. If the noise is coming from the drum it’s definitely not worth fixing at that age.
  5. Miele washer

    Ahh. You said Hot Water Fault by mistake. Heating fault may be referring to it not heating the water. If the washing machine is only 7 years old it should be worth having repaired as long as it’s not ridiculously expensive.
  6. indersit wd12

    Wow that sounds poorly. At 15 years old I would definitely look to replace it. 15 years is way more than average.
  7. Miele washer

    Hello Eamon. Is the error code "hot water fault" described in the instruction manual at all? It sounds quite vague. It's definitely, "hot water fault and not "water fault"? I've not heard of this error. Also is it a hot and cold fill washing machine? I presume so from the description of the error code but most washing machines have been cold fill only for a long time now.
  8. Beko washing machine

    Hello. It's very difficult to diagnose noises without being able to hear them. Screeching noises are not that common. One possibility is if the belt is loose and slipping. Another one is the bearings in the motor although that is quite rare. Another screeching noise, possibly the most common is from the water pump. If it is the water pump then the screeching noise should be happening even when the drum stops rotating because the water pump runs continuously on spin. If the noise is definitely only present when the drum is turning and stops when it pauses at the beginning of the spin cycle then I would be suspecting the first two options. At the end of the day diagnosing and noisy washing machine is all about carefully observing the machine when it is making the noise and locating where it is coming from. If by any chance the screeching noise is happening during the wash cycle and not the spin cycle which is what I have assumed there is sometimes a second pump called a recirculation pump. This pump recycles water back into the drum. It is possible for this pump to make loud noises to. However, the noises would be present during wash.
  9. Hello Mark. Here's the article Washing machine leaks from drawer - it's reachable through the main Repairs menu then "DIY Repairs" and the "Leaking" page. Powdered detergent is definitely better than tablets. Once detergent has been flushed from the dispenser drawer though it shouldn't get blocked anywhere. If it is I would speculate it's a poor design. Another possibility is if maybe the suspension is worn and the drum is twisting it could be twisting the hose and restricting its size. As a last resort you could also consider using liquid detergent - https://www.ariel.co.uk/en-gb/how-to-wash/how-to-dose/how-to-use-and-dose-ariel-liquid-detergent However, it's not ideal because I'm not a fan of liquid detergent (Which is the best type of washing machine detergent?)
  10. Hello Sam. It is normal for a fair amount of carbon dust to accumulate inside the motor. It can cause electrical shorting if it gets too bad because all of the dust of course is made up from the carbon in the brushes and is a good conductor of electricity. The picture you show doesn't look too bad. Just clean it up as best as you can. If you have one of those cans of air duster used for cleaning out computers it might do a good job. However do not breathe in the carbon dust. Otherwise use a nice long clean paintbrush or similar. A proper engineer would put an insulation test meter on the main motor casing and touch each connection and the motor plug to ensure there is no insulation leak.
  11. Samsung WF1804WPN Washing Machine 3E error

    Hello. I've not heard of them. The price does seem too good to be true. They are even significantly cheaper than the non-genuine brushes. Of course it's impossible to say if they are genuine are not but they do seem to claim that they are. However, the phrase "This is a genuine product" seems quite vague. Arguably you could put that on absolutely anything. Anything that exists is a genuine product. It could just be clumsy phrasing though. Try checking out their reviews on trust pilot.
  12. Samsung WF1804WPN Washing Machine 3E error

    Hello. I noticed that myself. In that particular photograph there doesn't even look like a proper slant at all. Some brushes do not have such a slant. Or it could just be a deceptive photograph. The part enquiry section that I recommended lets you fill in a form so that you could get someone to specifically look it up for you and give you a definitive part number, which if incorrect they would be obliged to accept back https://www.4washerhelp.co.uk/general-enquiry/customer-services.pl
  13. How to do a pre-wash.

    Hello Jimmy. Not being familiar with that particular model I couldn't say. Pre-wash is a wash cycle I would say is rarely used these days. If you select a cottons wash cycle but put detergent on both sides of the soap drawer you will have a problem unless there is specific compartment for pre-wash only. The extra detergent will get taken out on the 1st rinse. Normally prewash detergent is put in the side of the soap drawer that gets water flushed through it on rinses. But if a pre-wash cycle is selected then this compartment will be flushed with water right at the beginning instead of on the 1st rinse. Normally there would be a pre-wash cycle that literally does a mini wash and then drains the water out ready for you to then select a main wash. This practice used to be common a long time ago when people used cotton nappies. Some washing machines might allow a pre-wash and the main wash cycle to be chosen so that the main wash automatically follows the pre-wash.
  14. non return valves??

    It would have to be Google, Screwfix or a plumbers merchant
  15. Samsung WF1804WPN Washing Machine 3E error

    Hello. The difference in price is because the first set of carbon brushes are a " Genuine spare part" and the second pair of brushes are "BuySpares Approved part". I have an in depth article about the difference between a genuine spare part and a non genuine part you should read. However, although the lines have become blurred these days with some non genuine parts being claimed to be identical I would always go for the genuine part when it comes to carbon brushes. These days most manufacturers use essentially the same motors. Hardly any of them make their own parts and there are massive factories that seem to make the parts for most of them. There's some interchangeability but at the same time each manufacturer usually asks for the parts to be modified slightly so that for example carbon brushes look identical but little lugs fit into holes that are different on each machine so they won't fit. Sometimes the brushes inside are at different angles. Sometimes the brush itself can be taken out of the holders and fitted into the old one. Some manufactures even have motors that they don't supply replacement brushes for too. Basically it's a right mess! You could take a chance on the genuine ones from 4Washerhelp and try to ensure they are the same before opening them so you could send them back. If I were you I would either ring or send in a part enquiry to 4washerhelp supplying model, serial number to make sure. 4Washerhelp is exactly the same as BuySpares except I receive a small commission on sales which helps keep my sites running.
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