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Hi,

I have a hoover VHD8142-80, it was stoping towards the end of the wash with flashing led lights indicating heater element. This was not replaced and ignored about a year now. The machine now does not run after triggering off electric circuit breaker, once breaker turned on the machine was still on the cycle with nothing happening except when dial set to off door would open eventually.

It was left to finish the cycle which took approx 24 hrs, but now when attempting to start, it sets a wash cycle with door locking but the door security light keeps flashing and the wash never begins, no drain pump sound, no motor spinning, just nothing apart form door locking.

I decided to change the heater element but still the same symptoms.

The drain filter was clogged with large pieces of limescale and 1p coin, drained and removed. However, still nothing.

Drain Pump?

Motor?

PCB ?

Can anyone give me any advice?

When the wash is placed on hold, continuous flashing of the "timer saver", "Sensitive Care", "Stain Blaster" and the time for cycle. The security door light turns off during pause but door remains locked, normal I guess.

Thank you

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Hi,

No one has replied unfortunately.

I happen to check the motor, which still had over 5mm of the carbon conductors and the drain pump is fidgeting when the machine starts. So I'm disregarding both the motor and drain pump as the issues and can only think its the PCB control board.

Could anyone give me an idea if this would be the most sensible conclusion?

Thanks and regards

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The motor and heater are the two most common causes of tripping the electrics. If the motor goes down to earth it can damage the pcb. To trace this fault you need an insulation test meter to see if anything is shorting to earth. If you don't have one (and it's a specialist meter) you can't trace this fault unless you can see something very obvious to account for why it tripped out the electrics.

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I have this article on washing machine tripping electrics which explains it better

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I have this article on washing machine tripping electrics which explains it better

Hi WH_WGH,

Thanks for you reply, I do have a volt meter tester, which I used to check if there was current coming towards the motor and drain pump. Not that I know what I'm doing with it but appears to be current going to these organs. However, the breaker tripping episode was only the once and it hasn't happened again. We have had trips in the past but once in a blue moon for different parts of the house. However, the washing machine has never mulfunctioned before.

I was wondering if it was more due to a power surge rather than the machine causing the fault? Maybe some rats nibbling on some wiring.

I inspected what wiring I could see and they all appear to have insulation on then, no naked wiring.

Seen as there hasn't been another trip, what would be your suggestion on the next step?

Thanks

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If it only tripped out of the blue then I agree it was possibly one of those things and no part is down to earth. It's possible for intermittent leaks or wires rubbed bare in the harness (out of sight) to cause intermittent tripping of the electrics but I'd only worry about those if it was doing it regularly. It could be a power surge, or something that shorted out a circuit on the main pcb.

It's even possible for a part to go down to earth and blow the circuit which supplies power to it so that when the power is restored, even though the part is still down to earth it no longer trips the electrics because it's no longer being powered up. Apart from inspecting the pcb there's nothing else to check. An engineer would get his 500v DC insulation meter and check the components first.

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