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sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 12:24 pm    Post subject: Washing machine fault diagnosis? Reply with quote
    

If I put the washing machine on on the 90 degree programme if runs fine.
Any other setting it leaps straight to the final drain part of the cycle.
Obviously I can over-ride the temp on the boil wash setting but this isn't a long term solution.
Any ideas? I don't really want to pay a call out fee for someone to tell me that it needs the control board replacing and I might as well get a new machine.

chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Are you getting an actual error message? And what model is it?

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Is it white? If it is it's probably knackered.

Woodburner



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

IIRC (and its a long time since I saw the gubbins side of a washing machine) it sounds like the temperature sensor is kaput. (Again IIRC) I think they are fitted low down on the outside of the drum (the outside water holding drum, not the holey spinning part), and have a couple of wires coming off, linking them to the controller unit. I also have a vague notion that there may be more than one, possibly one for regulating temperature and one for safety cut-off, or it might just have been my machine was wierd.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Washing machine fault diagnosis? Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
I might as well get a new machine.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
Are you getting an actual error message? And what model is it?


No, it's about seven or eight years old so it doesn't have that sort of display. Hoover HNF6147.

pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They just don't last that long any more do they...

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hmm, it's eighty five quid for them to come and look at it.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do you have any home cover with the AA, or British Gas, or your home insurance, or a bank account?

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Apparently not. I'd take out British Gas homecover stuff if I didn't have to keep frittering my money away on car repairs and washing machines.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Get a new car on 0%, take out BG homecover and make Jamanda work in the 13 weeks holiday she gets to help pay for it.

Simples.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 12 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looks like you can download a service manual and the thermostat is under a tenner.

If you're going to have to pay a large call out fee and then another large fix fee then it may be worth comparing the prices of a new one.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 12 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

8 years old? Not worth paying someone to come out to look at it. They are seriously NOT built to last, 10 years is an old washing machine these days.

If you can work out from the manual what's wrong and get the spare to do it yourself, fix it. If not, bin it and buy new.

linz71



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 12 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hubby use to fix washers, he says it sounds like the timmer or PCB thats gone.
If you go through the phone book, ring round and ask who does free quotes then get them in rather than paying out 85. If you do end up paying 85 for someone to come out and it is the PCB then its going to cost 100+ plus labour, unless they can find a second hand one thats cheaper. So it may end up being more cost effective to get a new/used washer in the long run.

My washer/dryer is 13yrs old now, in that time its had 1 new door catch, 1 boot rubber, 2 belts & 1 set of berrings.

At one point it kept working for 30 seconds then losing all power, it ws the connection from the motor to the PCB coming appart. A quick fix with a tyre stap solved that one

madcat



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 12 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

probably time for a new one from the sales. The old one will yield a handy drum to make a fire in . Weigh in the rest unless you need some of the thin steel case or other bits for a project

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