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INDESIT 71250 - Not working


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Hi,
 
I have a INDESIT 71250UK around 4 years old that has stopped working.
 
The was cycle stopped at 1 minute to go, it must have been that way for 4 hours.
The door was unlocked, there was no water inside but the washing was soaking wet.
 
I turned the washer of using the off button, turned it back on, set it to spin and pressed start.
The Timer showed 16 minutes and started to count down. There were no noises the washing machine didn't do anything. When the timer reached 1 minute it just stuck there. 
During the 16 minutes the door lock light did not come on. The light of the rinse cycle stayed on and did not change, normally it would change during the cycle by lighting up what ever part of the cycle its on  rinse > drain > end > lock light off.
 
If I set it to drain  the timer shows 2 minutes the drain light comes on but the lock light does not.
Again there is no noise or movement but after 1 minute the washer gives 3 beeps and displays the word end and the end light comes on.
 
When I set it to rinse or any wash cycle the timer shows how long it will take the rinse of wash light comes on but the lock light does not.
Again no noise no movements, nothing happens.
After about 3 minutes the washer beeps and the error H2O flashes.

I have check the inlet pipe and the water pressure which is working fine.
 
I have had a look at the inlet valve and cleaned  filter bit. I also checked the terminals using a multimeter and both show continuity.
 
I check the brushes and they seem good, both have about half of their original length and there was no carbon build up that could see on the motor.
 
I cleaned the drain hose, there was nothing in there apart from 26p and a bit of grey sludge.
 
I checked the heating element with the multimeter and it shows continuity.
 
I have had a look at the pressure switch. I can blow down the hose and here the air coming out into the tub.
I checked the 3 terminals on the switch and the 2 outer ones do not show any continuity with or without air pressure.  The first and middle terminals show continuity when the air pressure is present.
 
I am I right in thinking that the pressure switch has a fault? 
 
or could it be the door lock? 
 
Any help and  advice on what could be causing this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks
Craig
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Hello Craig. It sounds like you've been very thorough so far. Unfortunately this sticking on one-minute fault can be caused by various different things on different brands. The best thing I can suggest for the moment is to go through all of the previous threads on here that have had the same fault and see if anything helps. All mentions of, "one minute" should be on this link search for "1 minute"

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Hi Andy, thanks for the reply. 

I have just unplugged the door lock and the terminals are badly burnt. 

I bridged the live and common wires to bypass the door lock , so now the lock lights up.

I ran a rinse cycle and it looked like before it was just counting down the timer but when it got to the 1 minute it started to make noise and flashing all the lights showing the error code F01

will I need to replace the board and the lock?

cheers

Craig

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It's risky. They aren't cheap. Could be half cost of a new machine just for the pcb with no guarantee all issues will be fixed. You could try sending the pcb to these guys http://www.qer.biz/NonUKTrade.htm or seeing what a reconditioned one costs. 

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