A blocked pressure system on a washing machine can result in various different symptoms. Before deciding to fixing this fault you need to have correctly diagnosed it. It’s not something to speculatively do in the hope that it will fix the fault because the pressure system isn’t always easy to get to and all symptoms... continue reading.
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When the drum bearings have gone in a washing machine they make a rumbling sound but believe it or not there are a few other faults that can sound very similar – even the same. As an experienced engineer I’ve actually misdiagnosed them once before (and never made that mistake again) when I opened up... continue reading.
This article is about removing the heating element from front loading UK washing machines. Removing the heater can be very difficult. Don’t do it unless you are sure it needs replacing and you are very proficient at repairing things. Very often you cannot get a heater back in place once removed. This is because of... continue reading.
If 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,... continue reading.
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 difference because they’d misdiagnosed the fault. In order to... continue reading.
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 is passed through the interlock on to the rest... continue reading.