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Beko Wm6167S Has Stopped Working

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Hi-Can anyone help? My Beko washing machine has stopped working. When a programme is selected the machine seems to start ok by filling with water.Then NOTHING. No movement on the drum. After a while the display shows "END" as though it has completed its cycle.

Is it possible that the motor brushes are worn or could it be the PCB? If it is motor brushes i have changed them on other washers I have owned. How easy is it to do on this model? Thanks

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On some washing machines such as Hotpoint or Indesit (same manufacturer) when the motor goes open circuit the whole machine can go dead apart from lights working OK. It doesn't sound like that's happening with this Beko though. How long does it fill with water, and can you hear any water going down the drain?

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Hi-Can anyone help? My Beko washing machine has stopped working. When a programme is selected the machine seems to start ok by filling with water.Then NOTHING. No movement on the drum. After a while the display shows "END" as though it has completed its cycle.

Is it possible that the motor brushes are worn or could it be the PCB? If it is motor brushes i have changed them on other washers I have owned. How easy is it to do on this model? Thanks

Hi Paul, I was wondering if you managed to track down the problem as I have the exact same problem and machine. If you did' do you strip the machines main carcass away to repair it. Many thanks in advance.

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On some washing machines such as Hotpoint or Indesit (same manufacturer) when the motor goes open circuit the whole machine can go dead apart from lights working OK. It doesn't sound like that's happening with this Beko though. How long does it fill with water, and can you hear any water going down the drain?

Check this article - washing machine won't start

Hi Andy, I've just posted a reply to Paul Stacey asking if he managed to repair his Beko wm6167s as I have the exact same machine and problem. The difference is I noticed a reflection of an intermitant spark on the tiles and what seemed to be a sound of electrical shorting from the left hand side as viewed from the front of the machine' but now it won't spin the drum and the sparking has subsided and just sits there until it shows end. It does fill the drum fully and you can put it on a drain cycle and it empties the water. When I looked underneath near to the percieved sparking area the only component I could see was the motor. Obviously there could be more situated in the same area but I don't want to strip the machine unless I have a greater understanding of the problem. Did Paul reply to you elsewhere and did you manage to help him. Many thanks in advance Chris Poole

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Sounds like the motor is sparking, could be worn carbon brushes. Check this article for troubleshooting when a washing machine drum isn't turning and also read the articles about worn carbon brushes linked in it.


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Sounds like the motor is sparking, could be worn carbon brushes. Check this article for troubleshooting when a washing machine drum isn't turning and also read the articles about worn carbon brushes linked in it.

Hi Andy, Thank you for your swift reply I appreciate you taking the time and for this excellent website. I'll check-out the links you've provided and hopefully get back to you with a report if everything goes well and I fixed it myself. Once again many thanks. Bless

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I can tell you what happened when I had motor issues for 2 years, maybe the symptoms will help. Firstly, my motor never went from a normal working order to a dead stop immediately. Always, the motor would sound odd when spinning, whirring up to full speed, then slowing, then speeding up again. A bit like someone was pressing and releasing an accelerator. If I watched it spin with the cover off, I could hear a cracking sound in the motor which I couldn't hear with the case on. Each time I replaced the brushes, I felt the commutator to make sure there were no bumps or burrs damaging the brushes. I would then clean the segments thoroughly with alcohol, but ensuring it was completely dry before using. I also took a pin and carefully slid it along the gaps on the commutator, in between the copper segments. No matter what I did, the brushes now needed replacing every six months. Everyone kept telling me that a new motor was not a viable economical option, but I couldn't see why? A new motor was £100 and where can you buy a new machine for that? I got a new motor from Hotpoint and the wiring had to be altered, but you get the parts for this. However, I did notice that the wiring diagram they supplied was back to front. They were telling me to wire the main power into the rpm sensor, and not the motor windings (big mistake). Luckily I spotted this, and I did feel scared stiff when firing it up for the first time, waiting for a big bang lol. It worked great and has been working great for 3 years. My machine was purchased in 1994 and is still going strong. I love this old type machine because there are no digital boards to be concerned about and the drum half fills with water. Most modern machines seem to just dampen the clothes (so called environment friendly) and to me this is crazy. You need water to wash properly. It's a bit like being told you can have a shower but only use an egg cup of water. They rely too much on the detergent now. My machine is old fashioned, like bashing your laundry against rocks in a river. I did have one other problem with my motor before the brushes went the first time. It gave the same symptoms as I mentioned above, but it was not the brushes. I removed the connector on the wiring harness and it had a bad burn mark on one of the connectors inside the plastic housing. The plastic was burned and had melted slightly too. I took a soldering iron and sorted the wire out, giving a good conductive connection and problem solved.

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I can tell you what happened when I had motor issues for 2 years, maybe the symptoms will help. Firstly, my motor never went from a normal working order to a dead stop immediately. Always, the motor would sound odd when spinning, whirring up to full speed, then slowing, then speeding up again. A bit like someone was pressing and releasing an accelerator. If I watched it spin with the cover off, I could hear a cracking sound in the motor which I couldn't hear with the case on. Each time I replaced the brushes, I felt the commutator to make sure there were no bumps or burrs damaging the brushes. I would then clean the segments thoroughly with alcohol, but ensuring it was completely dry before using. I also took a pin and carefully slid it along the gaps on the commutator, in between the copper segments. No matter what I did, the brushes now needed replacing every six months. Everyone kept telling me that a new motor was not a viable economical option, but I couldn't see why? A new motor was £100 and where can you buy a new machine for that? I got a new motor from Hotpoint and the wiring had to be altered, but you get the parts for this. However, I did notice that the wiring diagram they supplied was back to front. They were telling me to wire the main power into the rpm sensor, and not the motor windings (big mistake). Luckily I spotted this, and I did feel scared stiff when firing it up for the first time, waiting for a big bang lol. It worked great and has been working great for 3 years. My machine was purchased in 1994 and is still going strong. I love this old type machine because there are no digital boards to be concerned about and the drum half fills with water. Most modern machines seem to just dampen the clothes (so called environment friendly) and to me this is crazy. You need water to wash properly. It's a bit like being told you can have a shower but only use an egg cup of water. They rely too much on the detergent now. My machine is old fashioned, like bashing your laundry against rocks in a river. I did have one other problem with my motor before the brushes went the first time. It gave the same symptoms as I mentioned above, but it was not the brushes. I removed the connector on the wiring harness and it had a bad burn mark on one of the connectors inside the plastic housing. The plastic was burned and had melted slightly too. I took a soldering iron and sorted the wire out, giving a good conductive connection and problem solved.

Hi Edd, Thank you for the detailed reply, I'm thinking it might be the motor as well, I'll try to strip the machine over the weekend and see if it reveals anything obvious. Thanks once again for your reply. Chris

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Sounds like the motor is sparking, could be worn carbon brushes. Check this article for troubleshooting when a washing machine drum isn't turning and also read the articles about worn carbon brushes linked in it.

Hi Andy, I stripped down the motor and one of the brushes had an air gap as it had worn beyond its usable limit, I purchased 2 new brushes for £15.95 and now it's back up and running. Bless you. Chris

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