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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. If a manufacturer brought out a washing machine with a lifetime (or 15year) warranty on all parts and labour charges (and if it could'nt be repaired a no quibble replacement of the appliance) .... but charged something like £1000 pounds for it would you buy one?
  7. 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?
  8. This 'circular design' Bosch have on the sides of their washing machine , they claim that the design cuts down on noise. Never having a Bosch machine, is this a valid claim? - can the design pattern on the sides of the machine really quieten down a washing machine more than say a hotpoint or indesit that have just elongated vertical lines design? .. or is it just a gimmick for sales / marketing purposes?
  9. 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)
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. when the manufactures put a quick wash feature on a washing machine why can you not load the drum to the full capacity of the machine? So , my particular washing machine is an 8KG model. If I use a 1hr quick wash the maximum allowed to put in the drum is 3kg I think it is. Do they say 3KG maximum because there is fraction of water that goes into the drum on a quick wash than on a full wash and thats why its a quick wash, because more water going in to fill tub = more time? I realise on a quick wash the amount of rinses is cut down to 1 and that the spin is shortened - but what are the consequences if you fill up the drum nearly all the way to the top of the drum and select quick wash, are they just not going to clean properly or are there other issues?
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. 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!
  23. HELP! With Dyson having "pulled the plug" on support and service of their washing machines without informing us directly - NO, I did NOT receive any such communication from Dyson as claimed and my washing machine was repaired and serviced 25th September 2012 less than a week before Dyson claim they informed everyone - are there any Dyson-washing-machine-engineers out there servicing my area looking to earn some extra money fixing my beloved CR01? I (as in my wife) keep getting messages 'close inner door' and 'close outer door'. Need this "fixed" as well as a new inner door, a new outer door and a new detergent drawer. This old work horse has years of life left before it goes and dies on us!!!
  24. here are some of the 'mods' I have done to our washing machine, (after wifes approval of course) Machine: Hotpoint WMUD843 Bought September 2012: http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x361/Andyr_45/DSC_0039.jpg Cut/Filed extra bit of plastic on door fascia where hinge is to allow porthole door to open back further http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x361/Andyr_45/DSC_0035.jpg Adjusted water level of washing machine. By cutting the top off the Water Level switch (very carefully with a hacksaw) and adjusting plastic screw (a couple of turns slowly clockwise) this will put more water into the drum, thus if the fast wash 60'c / 40'c /30'c means that you can only wash 3kg (which is what it says in the instructions) by adjusting the level this allows us to do a full wash (8kg) on fast wash by bringing the water up to the bottom of the drum during washing allowing to wash the clothes properly and without ruining them because more water for them to wash in. However this has its own drawbacks, we find it puts an extra 5-10 onto the wash, and throws the 'time to end' out. Say if it says '0.01' on last rinse the display will go to 'spin 0.06' and then after 6 minutes the was will end. Also because of more water going into drum you will have to add a bit more washing powder than normal and of course the water wll take longer to heat up the water if it has more water going into the drum. Beware if you are going to attempt this yourself because if you screw the water level switch too much the water will come up to the bottom of the bottom of the glass on the porthole door, but not only that, after it washes and comes to rinse the display will go crazy, bring up an error number and the buzzer will beep indicating a fault with the washing machine, so when adjusting the water level have it stop when the water comes up to the bottom rim of the drum and no higher. The water Level Switch : http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x361/Andyr_45/DSC_0041.jpg Unsoldered the Buzzer from the back of the LCD panel. Thanks to Hotpoint/Indesit to not allowing the consumer to disable the 'Beeps' on the washing machine when you press the buttons or an error occurs or signal at the end of the completed wash this was getting on our nerves, so the only thing to do was unsolder one of the legs to the back of the buzzer which is located on the electronic board behind the LED display at the top front of the machine. Pretty sure Hotpoing could have made it so the consumer could have disabled the beeps even if the consumer had to press 2 buttons on the front of the fascia to do so, its supposed to be a 'super silent washer' that you can put on at night why have it that you cannot disable the loud beeps? Changed 2 phase wires on the motor, swapped them around so spin goes clockwise as opposed to ant-clockwise as every other automatic washing machine since they were invented spun in a clockwise direction but Hotpoint and Indesit machines lately seem to spin anti-clockwise, I dont know why? - maybe there is science that spinning anti-clockwise spins more water out of the clothes or less creases or what? i dunno really, but its more stisfying to watch the drum spin in the 'proper' direction now to what we are used to and the clothes come out just as dry as when it was spinning anti-clockwise We spin at 1200rpm, thats for towels jeans a cottons. The Machine will spin 1400rpm at a maximum but theres a few reasons we spin at 1200rpm, one is the spin is less noisier and less vibrate at 1200rpm than 1400rpm, I think personally it helps save the wear and tear bearings on the drum the lower the spin speed you select and prolong the life of the drum bearings/machine (I have nothing to back it up its just how i feel) - and also did not like the stories of the drums 'exploding' at the weld of the drum and crashing through the top of the washing machine at high spin speed on programmes like watchdog on the TV, i just figured if its spinning at 1200rpm it might do less damage than if the drum splits and 'explodes' at 1400rpm! Notes I observerved when 'tinkering' with machine: Drum: I noted the part number label on the outer machine drum and although the machine is an 8KG one and marketed as 8KG the part number of the drum matches exactly with the same part number of a 9KG drum and same physical size, so all I can denote is that the Drum is capable of taking 9KG of washing but maybe the combination of water level and software on the main control board are programmed to fill it up as a 8KG machine on this washing machine. Motor: The motor is of a Induction type motor, this gives the machine its 'super silent wash' and quiter spin (no shrill on spin) and no motor brushes to change ever which is good. A surprising thing to note on the part label on the motor it says its 1900rpm maximum speed! - really, in a 1400rpm washing machine?? - all I can denote is that to make all parts available I think Hotpoint use the same induction motor across their machines and govern the speed of the motors spin speed by programming the main control board with software attuned to the machine the motor is fitted to, so for example we have a 1400 spin speed model of Hotpoint however the motor says 1900rpm, so that screams to me that in the software of the main control panel the software limits/governs the motor to spin speed at 1400rpm! Main Control Board: The Main electronic Control Board (Bottom right of machine if looking at the front of the machine face on) looks to me to be a standard main board fitted across the WMUD range (and maybe some other Hotpoint washers) and all thats different per machine is the software that is loaded onto the EEPROM chip on the main board, in fact I think if you buy a brand new control board from Hotpoint service it comes as standard with no software loaded on it whatsover (this is what i think I havent looked fully into it) which means if your control board goes 'BANG!' one day you cant just order a new board from Hotpoint/Indesite service and unplug your old board and put the new one in, I dont think that will work, I think the new board will have to be programmed with software designed for your model of washing machine, so if you have the WMUD843 this will be programmed to tell it to use washing programs for the WMUD843, Spin at 1400rpm maximum speed and fill up and wash to the specifications of an 8KG machine. - In the old days an engineer would come out and get out his laptop and special lead and plug it into a 'Diagnostic socket' at the rear of the machine and would have to take no covers off the machine at all (well apart from the cover covering the diagnostic socket) and plug the lead into the diagnostic socket and on his laptop would all the software for the range of different Hotpoint machines and he would choose the correct software matched to the model number of your machine. These days I believe the case is (Unless i am mistaken) a laptop isnt even needed now these days and that a 'module' fits into the Diagnostic socket and something like a 'memory' card fits into the module and thats how they program or re-program a control board. I believe same module fits the sockets across the range, but the smart memory cards that hold the software or firmware if you like of the machine specifically for your model number of Hotpoint washing machine and this programs the memory chip on the main control board. Its a very effective way when you think about it because if you think about it, if new firmware (or software) comes out after the washing machine has been sold then this could in fact 'update' the machine to act differently or iron out any bugs or errors the machine may have after its sold, or update the washing machine to do extra things it couldnt do when the machine was sold, or maybe a manufacturer of a garment requires to be washed in a different way (say gentler drum agitation) well new firmware for the machine could tell the machine to do this on the required wash program. Its just the same these days as 'updating' a mobile phone or DVD player or something like that, you often find included in the firmware/software are improvements and things like bugs can be sorted out. THINGS TO NOTE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE MESSING AROUND ADAPTING YOUR WASHING MACHINE LIKE I DID YOU WILL VOID THE WARRANTY (THE STANDARD 1 YEARS ONE AND ALSO THE 5 YEAR WARRANT ON DRUM ETC) AND MESSING AROUND WITH THE MACHINE EVEN WITH THE MACHINE UNPLUGGED CAN ELECTROCUTE YOU THE CONTRO PANEL CONTAINS CAPACITORS THAT CAN HOLD ELECTRICITY FOR A LONG TIME EVEN AFTER UNPLUGGING THE MACHINE - DONT GO TAKING BACK OFF IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING OR HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THESE THINGS! AND OF COURSE YOU COULD BREAK YOUR MACHINE! - OF COURSE MANY PEOPLE WILL NOT BE LIKE ME AND BE PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH THE OPERATION OF THE HOTPOINT WMUD843 AND HAVE NO DESIRE TO MODIFY THE MACHINE THE WAYS I HAVE AND WILL BE PERFECTLY HAPPY THE WAY IT IS
  25. I have had my hotpoint wt761 for about 8 years now and replaced the drum bearings for the first time about 3 years ago. From then I have had to replace them each year. I found on the last replacement that water was leaking passed the seal and corroding the bearings - causing them to fail. I have also replaced the spider. Is there anything else I can do to reduce the water leaking passed the seal, or is this just something I'm going to have to deal with? Thanks in advance.
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