Before using a washing machine that has been in storage, especially for a long time, it is wise to be aware that new faults could appear so you should not just assume everything is ok and leave it running unattended. All appliances have the potential to develop a fault that wasn’t there before if they’ve... continue reading.
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NOTE: More washing machine articles are filed under other categories and sub categories if they focus on buying or repairing them for example.
This article is written to accompany my article how to get faulty a washing machine exchanged. It provides a list of common user and installation faults often found when engineers inspect a washing machine that a customer is insisting they want replacing because it is faulty. Before complaining about a faulty washing machine with a... continue reading.
This is a rough and ready guide and summary of cold fill verses hot fill washing machines. In the early days all washing machines were hot and cold fill but now they are mostly cold fill only. I have a more in depth article on why washing machines are now only cold fill and the... continue reading.
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.