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  1. Hello. I recently replaced the brushes on the drum of a Haier washing machine but when I turned it on its side I found a small piece of damaged rubber (about 4cm long by 2cm diameter, with a ¾cm hole through the whole length) on the floor, and now that I'm about to put it back up again another one has appeared from somewhere! Anyone know what they're for? I've included a picture so hopefully someone can recognise them and tell me they're not important! Thanks, John
  2. Hello Andy, Have you heard of these self clean drain pumps on washing machines - I dont know which Hotpoint it was that I have had in the past but I am pretty sure one of the 'features' in its marketing blurb was that it had an auto-clean drain pump (presumably you did not need to empty out the drain filter regularly and that the pump cleaned itself?) Just wondering do you know how that would have worked and wonder why not all washing machines then come these days with self cleaning drain pumps then?
  3. I wonder if anyone does (and if not why don't they in this day and age?) a washing machine that in the wash cycle will 'filter' the water during the wash cycle? - I mean when you come to think of it for 20minutes or so your washing is washing in dirty water all that time. I would imagine that all you need is a recirculating pump (which a lot of machines have these days anyway) and then take the dirty water away from the bottom of the drum and then through some kind of filter or filtration system to trap dirt and grit out of the water, and then through the recirculation pump and then pump the clean water (or be it clean water with detergent back in through the top of the drum , so the clothes are not washing in their own dirt . again , on the rinse cycle, instead of rinsing in dirty or soapy water, take it though a filter so the water that is extracted from the bottom of the machine is filtered then pumped back at the top of the machine filtered and clean , so it rinses in clean fresh water. Just a thought.
  4. How does the autodose feature work on the new Samsung ecobubble washing machines? ... I'm glad you asked! - I will try explaining it as best I can, I am not an expert in any way whatsoever , just a Samsung washing machine buyer. I will try to keep it non technical as well so maybe some terminology I may get wrong so please forgive me. So the machine we bought was the Samsung ecobubble series 5 front loading washing machine with Autodose and Wi-Fi connected feature in February 2022 from a well known UK electrical store. our model number is 90T534DAW . The 90 denotes that its 9Kg maximum load, T denotes it is a 2020 washing machine model. The '3' in the '534' denotes that the washing machine features autodose feature (if the 2nd digit in the model number has an '8' that should denote that it has autodose but do check for certain) So basically the way I can describe it, and how handy it is , is that in place of the conventional 3 compartment Samsung have put a conventional looking soap drawer. In fact until you pull the detergent drawer out the front of the machine looks like a washing machine like other machine with a normal detergent drawer: But have a look how different it looks when you pull out the soap drawer and you will see that its not just an ordinary washing machine soap dispenser drawer: So you have 3 compartments in the drawer still, except for the difference here is the compartment for the fabric softener (on left) and the detergent (right hand side) have caps on them then you have a compartment above them in the middle of the drawer (I will explain what that is for in a bit) . So, here are the caps removed: So on the left is the container for the liquid fabric softener and on the right the compartment for the liquid soap detergent . according to the manufacturer, when filled up to the top the washing machine should do up to around 20 washes I think it is, before it needs re-filling. I cannot tell you how convenient it feels just filling them up and then forgetting about them - so every time after they are filled up with the liquid when you go putting on washes you only have to fill up the drum with dirty laundry and away you go, no searching for washing detergent or fabric softener and then opening the drawer and then guessing how much detergent and softener to put in then spill it all over the inside of the soap drawer and down the front of the washing machine (and maybe all on the floor too!) - this clever washing machine will weigh the clothes at the start of the washing cycle and then the inbuilt electronic sensor will detect how much detergent and fabric softener the washing machine should add for that particular wash - not too much (overdose and waste washing liquid and have too much soap in your washing) and not 'under-dose' either (under dose when you have not put enough detergent in with your wash and does not get your clothes clean enough because you have not put in enough detergent) - pretty cool as well as saving money on detergent and fabric conditioner in the long run. The convenience does not stop there, I am sure you are thinking to yourself well do I have to keep taking off the caps to see how much liquid is left in the compartments then and keep checking on them? - well no, not really you see what Samsung have done is put a sensor on the soap drawer compartments so when they start getting too empty a message pops up on the washing machines LED information panel indicating what is low (so "your fabric softener is running low" - or "your detergent is running low" if your liquid detergent needs topping up) - according to the manufacturers your machine should still be good for another couple of washes after the message show giving you enough time to pop out and buy some more detergent or fabric conditioner from the shops - brilliant! So what is the third compartment for (the middle compartment without a cap on) well yet another thing Samsung has thought about. That is there for 'manually adding' either washing powder or specialist washing liquid (say if you like using colour liquid that does not contain bleach for your coloured washing or special detergent for wool say or delicates but the liquid detergent in the autodose compartment contains liquid that has bleaching agents in it or not recommended for delicates or wool - then no problem , just go into the autodose settings in the menu display and set autodose to 'off' then you can manually add your liquid detergent or powder to the middle compartment like you would with a conventional washing machine without autodose feature. it is also handy as well if say you have run out of washing liquid , but have some washing powder around in the utility room say, just go into menu and turn off the autodose for the detergent and add your washing powder manually to the washing machine instead!. So basically this is a rundown what will happen: 1.) take off caps and fill up the fabric softener compartment on the left hand side to the top - then do same with wash detergent on the right hand side. Replace the caps and the detergent and fabric softener should last up to 20 washes before you have to fill them again. 2.) go into settings on the display panel and choose the level of autodose strength to 'high, medium, low' - you really only have to do this once , not on every wash (a bit of leeway and try different settings if you like but start off with medium settings, so if you think your washing is still coming out with stains or not totally clean then adjust the setting to 'high' for autodose of detergent - because some liquids may be better at getting rid of stains than others , and cheaper liquids may need setting to high setting) 3.) start a wash cycle - your display will say "weighing your washing" and for the next minute will turn the drum (without water so clothes are dry as they are being weighed and detect how much detergent to use for that wash) - then time of wash may change in the display info window then the washing machine will start to fill up with cold water. 4.) as your machine fills up with cold water you may hear some funny unusual 'glug..glug...glug' noises coming from the side of the machine that the soap drawer is placed on (so left hand side) so don't be alarmed these are the pump action for the autodose feature. Its pumping out the correct amount of liquid detergent for your wash , it pumps it from the pull out compartment drawer and then into the housing of the drawer and then down a big black hose from the soap dispenser housing mixed with water and into the wash drum . Whilst this is happening very briefly you will see the words in the LED display window something like "adding detergent" . you do not have to do anything, its all handled automatically! 5.) at the end of the wash when '1' is shown above the rinse button you will hear the glugging noise again , this time briefly you will see some words in the info display window saying something like "adding fabric softener to your wash" . when the compartments start to get empty or if the liquid you add to the compartments are of thinner viscosity make a louder glugging noise dont worry about that its completely normal. From time to time you may want to clean your soap drawer or replace it with some fresh liquid (or different liquid to what you have been using) Samsung has even thought of this - you can physically pull the drawer right out of its housing completely by pressing down on the blue catch at the back as you are pulling out the drawer. Then over a sink you can pull the whole lid off the soap dispenser drawer safely and easily: lift of detergent draw lid.mp4 Well That's about it as far as explaining how the auto-dose feature works on the new series 5 (and series 6) Samsung washing machines now . I think I have covered everything but if I have missed something or you have any questions just leave your comment below and I will try my best to answer any questions you may have. Thank You for reading. Andy. dose per wash2.mp4
  5. Its just occurred to me or I think a good idea if washing machines came as standard with a built in spirit level either an electronic one on the LED display or a physical one behind the porthole door . It is so important to get the level of the washing machine level on installation so as to make sure the washing machine is at its quietest especially when spinning and I know it will only be used in installing and then most probably not used after that but it would still be good. And if its a top notched machine with electronic LED / Dot matrix display and internet / wifi connected (or connected to the manufacturers support servers) if people phoned up support and said that their washing machine is noisy and the technical support initiated a diagnostic test on the machine remotely then they could tap into the electronic level sensor and then say 'yes we have identified the problem is you machine is not level' and then save an un-necessary callout by engineer.
  6. I was cleaning out my washing machine - the detergent drawer and the filter, I ran some hot water through the the empty detergent drawer slot to help soften the dried powder. The water ran through the machine out of the slightly loosened filter as I had just placed it back but left it loose to flush the water out. Shortly after there was a water proofing error. After tilting the washing machine to ensure the water didn’t wash back into the machine the error went away, but changed to a “Technical ! fault F169”. I can’t find this error code anywhere in a manual, but the guidance for technical faults is to switch off and on again at the mains. Unfortunately, I don’t know where the mains are as I rent and I’m not sure what the issue is or what I’m supposed to do. If anyone could help I’d appreciate it. All parts (filter and drawer) are back in place and I’ve switched the machine off using the normal power button.
  7. a few years back in Currys I saw a beautiful (can I describe a washing machine as beautiful?) samsung Eco Bubble washing machine model number WW10H9600EW at a whopping €1,979.99 (a steal lol) here were the features among many: 10kg load, Colour Touch-screen tablet like control panel on the front fascia Built in Wi-Fi - told you when your washing had finished by texting your mobile and could start washing whilst out using mobile phone Auto dosing - just fill up the liquid detergent and fabric softener and it calculated how much to use on each was automatically Drum light 1600rpm, A+++ , 15min quick wash I mean this washing machine was the dogs ****** it really was - no other washing machine out there like it. But you try buying it now, cannot get it for love nor money. Discontinued from Samsung , and cannot even seem to get on the used market . its like hens teeth! Why, I wonder did Samsung choose to discontinue it and just not persevere and carry on selling it or bring out an updated model with all the same features?. Maybe it wasnt a best seller and they ditched it? - what do you reckon? https://youtu.be/sb3-EAo7JfU
  8. Can someone help - Our washing machine has no power, It was doing a cycle and turned off, no lights are on at all even after turning on and off multiple times. It is not the wall socket as I have tested it and it is not the fuse in the plug as I have swapped it over with another that was deffinatly working. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Kind regards
  9. I have a bosch Vario Perfect waq284d0gb, it has been working perfectly for about four years but has now started tripping the mains RCD. It doesn't trip as soon as it is plugged in but when the programmer is moved it trips immediately. At first I thought it was the mains filter so i replaced that. It worked perfectly for two days but now it is back to tripping the mains RCD again. The wiring looks in really good condition, no signs of water ingress, leaks or corrosion. I have tried plugging it into a different socket (& RCD) but i still have the same issue. I am thinking that it could be the encoder or a short on one of the boards. I am assuming that the water valve/pump, heater element and motor won't have power until the program is started? Any help would be very much appreciated.
  10. Hello everyone, we recently purchased a bush a1249rlb, however the door is cracked and leaking water, a lot of water. Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge on what doors will fit and if bush use a standard system of dimensions. If so could anyone please kindly post models which will fit the model we have as I’m struggling to find one. Thank you for your time. Alf
  11. If a manufacturer brought out a washing machine with a lifetime (or 15 year) warranty on all parts and labour charges (and if it couldn't be repaired a no quibble replacement of the appliance) .... but charged something like £1000 pounds for it would you buy one?
  12. My BOSCH WAS32460GB Washing machine buttons wont work when the door lock engages. Symptoms - You can pick a cycle when the door is open but the buttons stop respond. The machine starts as soon as the door is closed and all functions on the control panel stop working, no response at all and the display goes out..... you have to manually override the locking mechanism to open the machine, no error code have been displayed. Any advice as to what this may be?
  13. I don't know which manufacturer it was in the old days, more than likely Hotpoint, but they used to have listed in the instruction book and in their leaflets and other media (I think even mentioned in TV adverts) that the secret to clean washing was not so much the washing cycle but that it was the rinse cycle that got the clothes clean so they boasted that there were 3 rinse cycles to get your clothes extra clean. So is that a true claim do you reckon? is the secret in the rinsing? - most modern washing machines these days have only 2 rinses, especially on a quick wash (1 rinse and 1 rinse with fabric conditioner)
  14. My Hotpoint WMUD843 was bought in around 2012 - its working fine, but the rubber feet have worn down and metal is showing through the black rubber parts and I am pretty sure as its spinning the noise of the washing machine is transferring to the feet of the washing machine up through the floor and the walls as its spinning and would be a lot quieter and smoother when spinning if it had a set of new rubber feet - has anyone got any ideas how to 'refurbish' the ones that are already on the washing machine at all? - I can get brand new ones of the internet for around 8euro each so thats 8euro x4 = 32euro and then plus postsage, a fair price just for some small parts. And then my only other option is getting a set of 4 used feet off ebay.. but the ones I have looked at are in a bit of a shocking state if not as bad or worse that are already on mine. - Any ideas anyone?
  15. Had a lot of Hotpoint's over the years and they have normally shared the same feature that if when it comes to Spin cycle if the clothes are not distributed the machine will not spin the clothes - the drum will deliberate , slow tumbling back and forth until it balances, (or attempts to balance) the load .. if it cant , then thats it with a Hotpoint its a no go, it wont go into a spin .. the cycle just ends and your clothes come out nearly sopping wet - it must be a nightmare for engineers or hotpoint who phone up hotpoint complaining their machines are 'faulty' and not spinning (even if they have written it into the instructions booklet for the machine) - are hotpoint machines the only ones to have this 'built in feature' that if the load is not balanced it simply will not spin? - or do other manufacturers employ this I wonder? I just watched a Hoover washing machine on youtube spinning where it went into spin even though it was terribly unbalanced. - it is a bit annoying sometimes when the hotpoints do this mucking about 'will they, wont they spin?' thing but I suppose not only would the machine be a hell of a lot noisier on spin than it should be it must put more fatigue on things like the suspension and springs and other components of the machine if it were to spin unbalanced, so I suppose the lesser of 2 evils is that it comes out wet after going into a no-spin mode. Hotpoint/indesit though (on their LCD panels) should throw up an error code on the display I reckon if they cannot go into spin mode because of non-balanced situation so at least at the end of the wash it will give the user an indication that the stuff never spun.. but mid you I suppose you soon know hen you take them out and they are still wet and that you may have to re-distribute them or add something else into the drum to balance it. Re- spinning and the direction of spinning. Some machines still spin in a clockwise direction but a lot of the washing machines on spin cycle spin anti-clockwise ... now I am in no way a scientist or physicist or whatever and not an expert on centrifugal force .. but having a think about this would clothes come out dryer after a spin on a machine that has an anti-clockwise spin because if its spinning anticlockwise then the water would push outwards with force wouldnt it? - if going in a clockwise direction as its spinning then to water would be going into the middle of the direction of the drum wouldnt it? - or is it the way that centrifugal force works that the water always spins away from the clothes no matter what direction the drum is spinning in?
  16. Did anyone ever have one of these Hoover Keymatic washing machines when growing up. We had one at one time, bought it second-hand in the 80's for around 80quid in a secondhand shop - I bet we thought the future had arrived! https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxE6voSV7pIhs-jbwI2kQu-KcTvJMUMc-4z7m_ICe8SilNQi08bg
  17. Hi there, After any help we can get really - we have an EU Zanussi F1232 washing machine, the problem is that the spin stops after a few seconds, it tries a few times and then then completely aborts the cycle. Here is a video of the attempted spin in action: https://vimeo.com/190366341 Can anybody diagnose the fault from the video? Many thanks in advance. Alexi
  18. Worked yesterday now today there is no power, it's as if no power is going in but I know that the plug fuse and switch fuse are both ok. opened up and had a look, the door lock mechanism seems fine no signs of damage the same goes for other electrical parts along the top of the machine, I have not worked out how to take out the front panel pcb but it seems in good order (no burning smells.) Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? All help appreciated . Best Hugh ps I have pictures if needed.
  19. Hi, My Grans washing machine recently stopped working. It was in mid wash when we heard a bang & the machine stopped. The rubber seal looks to have come off & the machine wouldn't spin. It will spin by hand though. Does anyone know what could have caused this? Or how to have it working again? Thanks in advance.
  20. Hi My hoover vt1014d23 washing machine seems to be stuck on delay start. When i turn it on by turning the dial to select a wash the display shows: 0880 9:99. Also the cold wash light and the senstive care lights are lit red along with the delay start light. None of the lights are blinking they are just on. This happens when i turn the dial to any wash.... Ive tried pressing the start button but nothing happens. When I press delay start it starts to wash but the wash is never ending. Does anyone know whats going on? Please help...
  21. Hi, I'm hoping someone can shed a degree of light on what a noise might be - I'm planning on calling someone out over the next few days but thought I'd check to see if it was something common with LG Washing Machine and if there is anything I can check. Many thanks for having a listen! The noise occurs mostly near the start of the cycle and towards the end, always when the drum is turning/washing. However, there are also times when the drum is turning but there is NO noise - both clockwise and anti-clockwise. There is no extra noise when the machine is on the spin cycle. The machine is a around 6 years old now. I've checked the common things, like the drain. I've had the back cover of the machine off and can't see anything obviously wrong. Have posted this video showing whats going on: https://youtu.be/hyI0iuSKSSw All feedback greatly appreciated.
  22. hi my beko wmb61431s washing machine is playing up it has stopped spinning and after about 20 minutes the machine automatically displays end . i have tried holding the the start button for 3-10 seconds to do a factory reset but it still happens. last night it started making a buzzing sound in the bottom draw where things may get caught and the little fan is so i was playing around with it this morning to see what the buzzing was but i think i may have messed the programs up. it still spun last night and it did this morning before i was playing around with it. i thought it may be due t ome not haveing any washing in it but i have tried withwashing in what is does now- 1 turns on 2.lets me turn the dial to select program 3 locks door 4. puts water in draw 5. puts end on display after around 20 minutes i have had to empty the water out though the over flow pipe a few times to see if it was weighed down to much. i had checked the warrnty but it ran out in january this year so it over 3 years old now . i,m not sure if the lights on my machine blink to report a error code or not if a little video is required of the possablilte that it blinks a error code i may be able to supply one if is required
  23. Hi there! I have a hotpoint Aquarius wdl540 (wash/dry), and this has not been happening in every wash, but happened enough times to get me worried. Does anyone know the reason why the cycle sometimes starts normally but keeps going forever and won't switch to spin automatically? I noticed this few times and the only thing to do was to pause it and manually change it to spin. Spin works fine, it's that automatic finish to the wash and move onto spinning.. Than you for any help and guidance you can give me!!! Jools
  24. We had a brand new zanussi delivered two days ago. I hooked it up without removing the transport bolts. It went into the spin cycle and began lurching. We turned it off, and now instead of starting the spin cycle, it just has a soft hum. The machine also stops randomly. We contacted the online store we bought it from and they are going to charge us for the visit and repair, so I'm going to try to fix this myself. Does anyone have any tips on what the problem might be or where I should focus my attention?
  25. Our Hoover washer-dryer model 856DG-80 has a serious fault. It has been making a lot of noise, jumping across the room recently. I also noticed that the drum bangs when moved, and I could here some jangling sounds. So, I had a look underneath the machine, and found that the large concrete block has broken in two, plus the attachment to the drum has broken. The photo shows the concrete block, plus all the fixings which were rattling about in the machine (bolts, washers and some plastic). My question is this: is it a write-off, or is this worth paying the £116 to Hoover to come out and fix (and pay for more parts)? Given that the plastic which broke off appears to be off the drum, I am assuming the drum would need replacing, as well as the concrete block. Am I right? Any advice welcome. Thanks!
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