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This problem just randomly happened one day when I was turning on the washing machine. It doesn't try to fill with water nor pump out water. It's completely silent and all lights are flashing on the machine.

 

Looks like the black capacitor is leaking a little from the top. Could this be the issue? Or could the issue be that relay you see in the background that seems to have burned a little?

 

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It's a indesit wilb12.

 

Yes I have tried to reset the program by holding the start button and also left the power to the machine out for one day straight.

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I just edited the title to say "washing" instead of "waching" :)

It's rare for any repairman to look at repairing a pcb unless they can see an obvious dry joint or loose solder somewhere. The washing machine manufacturers have never wanted them repaired and there's no training, spare parts or technological information for them. The method used is to diagnose them faulty (usually by process of information) and replace them.

 

Washing machine lights flashing are supposed to indicate specific error codes but when all the lights flash it's not really supposed to happen. There could be a fault on the pcb but there's no information on testing them. You could try getting it tested at QER pcb repairs if they still offer that service or try a reconditioned one but it's a gamble. 

It's also common for black soot-like deposits on parts of the pcb that get very hot. They seem to attract dirt, but it isn't necessarily an indication of burning.

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I remember that it started with only the red lock led and two other leds started flashing, but a day later all of the leds were flashing rapidly at the same time. Does that say something? Should I just try to replace the capacitor? I googled my model and it seems like that capacitor seem to be a pretty common issue. 

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If you can replace it easily enough with the right one then it's probably worth a try. The first incident with the lights flashing was probably an error code that may or may not help but the error code can only be deciphered by knowing which numbers they were.

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On 4/25/2016 at 14:52, Whitegoodshelp (Andy) said:

If you can replace it easily enough with the right one then it's probably worth a try. The first incident with the lights flashing was probably an error code that may or may not help but the error code can only be deciphered by knowing which numbers they were.

I have decided to replace the capacitor as it only cost a couple bucks and I have the equipment to replace it. All I have to do is buy a capacitor with the correct Farad and Voltage?

The capacitor I am looking to replace has this printed on its side: "CapXcon cap 680µF 10V 680".

Can I buy any capacitor with the specs "680µF 10V" or does it have to be CapXcon 680?

Would this capacitor do the job: https://www.elfa.se/sv/aluminiumelektrolyter-680-uf-10-vdc-panasonic-automotive-industrial-systems-eeufm1a681/p/11070017?q=680+uf&page=1&origPos=70&origPageSize=50&simi=97.86

 

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Logically I would expect they are all the same as long as all the specs are the same, but I've never repaired a pcb other than fixing dry joints. Appliance engineers are expected to replace the entire pcb if a fault is detected.

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