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Beko machine, accidently pulled out wire on dial how do I reattach?


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Ok ok, what I did was I noticed it was skipping certain cycles when in use so I took top off to put WD40 into the mechanism, I did this but curiousity got better of me and I moved the cog part (not the dial part) and I pulled it back a bit and pulled the wire and plastic that turns the dial.

Simple fix I believe but I don't know how to, not totally sure model but it matches visually a WMA1510W I see on Youtube. and says WMB 10 W on washer itself.

I assume its just a case of clipping back on but don't want to risk damaging it if doing it wrong

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Is it a mechanism that moves something on the soap dispenser? A photo might help.

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Thats its exactly, there is a cog looking thing on top of where the soap dispenser slots into with a wire that is connected up to the dial with this plastic hook. I can put a picture up if needed when I get home.

The dial moves without it but Im guessing that is what makes it click.

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Yes, the device needs attaching so that as the control programmer advances through the wash cycle it moves the arm so that it moves a device on the soap dispenser. This device diverts water from one side of the soap drawer to the other and also into the fabric softener compartment. It's very crude.

One way to check is that when on the last rinse, that's probably when the device should direct water flow into the fabric softener department. 

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Not easy this one. If I was there I could work it out but all I can say is you need to put the cam bit back on the shaft and make sure it's in the right position. It should be designed so the shaft has a flat spot and the plastic cam will only fit one way. Then you need to make sure the timer is in an off position and it's correctly lined up with the wash cycles on the control panel. Let it do a spin and then stop and turn off. It should be in an off position.

The mechanism that attaches from the soap dispenser needs attaching presumably to the white arm and in such a way that as the control knob is turn it moves the part on the soap dispenser into different places. It should divert water into the right compartment for the right wash. It should divert water into the fabric softener compartment on the last rinse normally. 

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Ok, I should make it clear I took the front bit off to see behind it, I notice it lines up perfectly with the numbers on a dial having it set to the right position for timer seems no be no problem, its just the arm part.

 

The yellow dial was attached to the green shaft via a screw so that will easily screw back on its just the arm that is a problem, the confusing thing is that the hole in the arm would line up with the screw hole for the dial but then the dial wont be able to slide on the green shaft it makes zero sense to me. the front piece of dial I removed is where the screw hole is in middle.

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Nice one. Presumably when you turn the control knob around the mechanism operates the mechanism on the soap dispenser moving it to various positions depending on the position of the control knob? Looks okay to me.

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Just tested it, works fine but I am back to the original reason I wanted to look at machine, I noticed a few weeks ago my washer is skipping settings on the dial, I put WD40 into the mechanism abouve the soap dispenser and on the dial itself but its still skipping.

The first set of washes on the dial which I think are 1-5 work fine, 6-9 it skips to 8 straight away, for the third and final set it goes straight to the final wash setting before the cold wash, rinse and spin setting.

So the machine works but I don't want to wash everything at hottest setting.

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Is the control knob definitely lined up correctly? If you put it on a spin only cycle does it distribute the laundry (not take in any water), do the full spin and then finish on a stop part? I say this because if the control knob is out it can cause those symptoms. If it was like this before it may not be the issue but you need to ensure it's properly lined up before anything else.

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Yes all lined up correct, and doing the same behaviour before I took it apart,

I put it to correct setting, it clicks once or twice, goes onto next setting, does the same, then does so until it reaches the one just before rinse i.e a cold wash setting then works fine for cold wash.

That is actually the common thread between the 2 settings, one may have 4 options the other 5 but both skip the heated settings and go straight to cold wash option.

The 1st lot of settings work no issues at all no matter wrhat heat setting its on.

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Hi. Glad you got it back ok.  I would check the heating element and connections. Other than that it’s not something with a clear suspect. 

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Hi again, well after tonights wash I thought I would check it. it wasn't as simple as I thought even on the 1st row of settings it skipping to later washes which are the ones around 30 degrees.

What I did notice though was if say I filled machine on one setting then switched to the hotter setting, it normally worked after 1 or 2 attempts.

I am now thinking it may in fact be that dispenser wire problem, me pulling it off by accident though a coincidence was the actual problem as it makes the same click/pull sound.

Again the washer is working apart from that, clothes are in fact are getting washed.

About the heating, its a dual hose connection, so a seperate hot and cold connection not sure if that means something to the heating element.

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Hello there. I meant the electrical connections to the heating element. Regarding the programme skipping, that can happen if the control knob is out of line but if it definitely stops on a stop position every time it is finished the program and stopped running it must be aligned okay.

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