I have an Simpson Eziset 550 top loader washing machine and it will complete the wash cycle and it will pump the water out but it will not advance to the spin cycle it just keeps pumping then it starts beeping.
I have checked the pressure switch and it looks to be working as it knows when to stop filling, i have checked it with a meter, the switch is closed when empty and open when full.
Hi there and welcome to JA,Are there any lights flashing on the panel when the machine is beeping please?
I have given it a few more runs and think I more info. Now it will move on to the spin cycle, but when it does only the agitator is spinning, now this is where I am not sure of the normal opperation, but I'm sure the whole bowl should spin. Is this so? It no longer beeps and will finish a complete cycle, not sure if this helps.
OKay,So your clothes, have they been wrapping up into a ball on one side and causing the machine to go out of balance a lot yes?
Yeah there was some of that but the main problem is that the clothing is still wet after washing.
This is going to be one of 2 things then.1. The electronic controller is stuffed.2. The brake/clutch solenod is stuffed.In order of elimination, start with number 2.This is what pulls the brake/clutch arm out and unlocks the bowl so that both the bowl and the agitater can turn together as they should be.Your brake arm isnt pulling out, that is why the agitater is turning, but not the bowl*The machine isnt spinning , just the agitater...If you give me the full model number on the rear of the control panel facing the wall, i can direct you to the correct part, or at least give you a contact on where to get the part required*
Appliance Tech with 12 years experience in the Industry.
She is a 36S550M, i did flip it over and see the clutch under the motor, the solenod is the black motor looking thing that has a cable coming out of it?
Yep, that is the most likely culprit*The cable is still attached yes?Look at the wires that go into the solenoid, are they broken away at all?
Yeah the cable is still attached and the arm is moving freely and i have spun the bowl with the brake disengaged. had a look at the wires and they look fine at the plugs. is there anyway to test the solenoid vs the electronic control idea? There is a blue wire coming in to the control PCB that is marked BM so i'm guessing thats brake motor, the motor has 240v on it so im guessing it needs 240 to run?
I usually exchange them for another known working unit and test the machine, as I have a milk crate full of them from stripping stuffed washing machines,,,You can apply a voltage yes, if you know what you are doing etc,,,as far as playing with electricity goes,,,If the motor works, then it will be a broken wire or a faulty controller...The blue wire at the side of the solenoid, they snap right where it goes into the solenoid itself*AUSSIE- Repair Tech.41044.4740325231
Tested at control PCB and its outputing 240 so looks like the soledoid so think I'll just replace it. Any idea where in Sydney I could get a new one? Thanks for you help mate!
In Sydney,, yes,Here: (Go to contact us)http://www.stareast.com.au/view/page/1.htmlMake sure you are getting 240v at the wiring connecter for the solenoid first* before you cough up the money and buy another one, just to rule out any break in the harness between the controller, and the plug for the solenoid* ok,Let me know how you go*AUSSIE- Repair Tech.41044.4870781597