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Hi All

 

Today my Indesit WIXXE127 was in a normal number 7 wash cycle, half way through we heard a banging noise but the washer carried on as normal. When the machine got to 5 minutes left it was still full of water and didn't complete the drain part of the cycle. I then put it onto a drain cycle and it sticks with 2 minutes on the count down timer. The washer will not open or drain the water inside it.

Can you help?

 

Thanks in advance.

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An update from me. The door opens when the washer is turned off so I took it in the back garden and opened the door. All the washing and water is now out of the washer but when I turn it back on the number 2 is shown on the display.

If I choose another cycle the number changes to 12 or another number relating to that particular cycle.

The washer is still not working.

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If all the water has been drained out and it's still not working maybe something shorted out. Was the bang a physical bang like the drum thumping against the side of the casing or could it have been something electrical banging?

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I can't report more information on the 'Bang' as it was heard by the missus and not me. Apologies.

I've moved on a little now so can report that:

I removed the PCB and gave it a bit of a clean with a soft dry brush and some isopropyl alcohol as the area around the caps was quite sooty, I did check the caps to see if they had blown but they all look perfect. I also cleaned all of the contacts on the cables which attach to the washer. I then re installed the PCB and turned the machine back on. It completed a number 7 cycle and paused with ten minutes to go. It got to about seven minutes left then flashed 'OFF' on the screen then showed a flashing error F-05 which means:

 

F05

Pressure switch jammed on full
  • Check for overfoaming evidence - can trip pressure switch
  • Check for blockages in pressure switch hose
  • Check wiring to level sensor
  • Check pressure switch is not defective

 

 

 

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Hello there. It's totally normal for there to be black soot around the capacitors and resistors on the washing machine PCB's. It's just accumulated dust and dirt caused by heat. I have an article about the error code F05 - it is used by Hotpoint and Indesit.

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Thanks for that Andy, I'll look into this further ASAP. I don;t suppose you could help with me identifying this switch and the pipe that I would need to disconnect and re connect, where is it and what does it look like etc....

Thanks in advance.

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No worries. I have an article on the pressure switch (linked to in the article) that describes in detail what they look like Faults on pressure system

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Ok Andy, the next update:

I removed the pressure switch and heard a distinct 'click' I gently blew into the pressure switch in order to check the movement of the internal switch mechanism and I heard the clicking when I breathed in and out. This would indicate a correctly working switch unless I'm mistaken.

I re installed the switch and put the washer onto a 30 minute 'Daily' wash. The drum half filled with water then spent twenty eight minutes rotating clockwise then anticlockwise with only a slow RPM. When the timer dropped to two minutes left the timer jumped back up to 21 minutes and continued to do the clockwise and anticlockwise rotations for a while. I got tired of this after about ten minutes, switched the washer off and drained it of water over the back door step. I now have the pressure switch in my hands again and I'm wondering what to do next hehe.

I both love and hate challenges like this. The Missus is repeating in one ear 'Just buy a new one' whilst in the other ear I can hear my wallet saying 'You can fix it for pennies'.

I'm stuck again.

 

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If the pressure switch clicked when you removed the tube then the pressure chamber is blocked. Carefully read the article I linked to. The blockage traps the air leaving the pressure switch stuck on. 

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Ok, try as I may I'm unable to get to the pressure chamber in this machine. I can't take the front of the washer off and It's integral to the concrete surround of the internals at the front of the unit. I've looked on You Tube and can't find anything about stripping out the pressure chamber.

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