Spin light flashing at end of the cycle

Flashing lightsIf you find the spin light flashing at end of the cycle and the laundry is still wet (hasn’t been spun), the explanation could just be that the washing machine’s out of balance protection system prevented it from spinning. This is particularly true for the following Hotpoint washing machine models WMA30, WMA31, WMA32 & WMA33, and could potentially apply to some other models.

Different types of door interlocks

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If you think you have a faulty door interlock they are usually pretty easy to replace, and not usually too expensive (buy door interlocks from 4Washerhelp). However, I see a lot of cases where people have fitted a new one - and it didn't make any … [Continue reading..]

How does a washing machine door interlock work?


Understanding how a door interlock works helps in deciding if one is faulty or not. When you shut the door, the latch on the door pushes inside the door lock and activates an electrical part inside which locks the door shut. At the same time, power … [Continue reading..]

How to test an NTC thermistor

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If you want to test an NTC thermistor (or sensor) from a washing machine or other white goods appliance this is the right article for you. It also describes what a thermistor is, what it does, and what commonly goes wrong with them.   What … [Continue reading..]

Samsung DE Error

Error Code

DE Error on Samsung washing machines (usually) means that "the door is open". As with most error codes though you can't take it literally because very often this error will display when the door is clearly closed. What it means is, that it thinks the … [Continue reading..]