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I have an Indesit IWDE 126 washer dryer. Ever since we moved into the house where it was already installed we have had problems with the Start/Reset button. You have always had to give it a good hard push, but recently we've been using a wooden spoon to make sure we can press it in hard enough.

I always assumed it was something mechanical that meant proper contact was not being made with the PCB inside the washing machine.

The repair guy came out, took it to bits, and now he says we need a new EEPROM costing up to 200 pounds. He may be right but to me something just doesn't stack up. I'm an engineer so I know a little of what I'm talking about. I told him that I thought it was just a mechanical fault but he said he could hear the button clicking against the PCB so it was nothing to do with that. If the EEPROM is knackered how come all of the other buttons seem to do what they are supposed to do? Fair enough he didn't push too hard to sell me anything on the back of this repair (he even suggested it would be better to just buy a whole new machine) but it is Friday afternoon...

Does this explanation sound plausible to anyone and have you experienced the same thing?

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The EEPROM is the main chip controlling the main PCB. The control panel where the start reset button is fitted is a separate part as you know. I would expect that if the start reset button has been dodgy for a long time requiring increased pressure to get it to activate then a new control panel is probably needed. The fact that you can feel or hear something click when you press the button does not prove that anything is actually contacting electrically inside. I'm with you one suspect that it is the control panel fault.

I can't guarantee anything of course. But logically if pressing this button harder and harder until it eventually makes no difference has allowed you to continue to use the machine that strongly implies the fault is inside the control panel where a dodgy connection has eventually broken completely.

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