UK Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
When you next try the machine, check to see if the water is getting hot during the wash.
Check to see if it's draining quickly enough and check to see if it's filling quickly enough.
Can you post the E-Nr number from the appliance please?
This should be on a label in the door recess.
Hi, The E-Nr is WFX3267GB/11FD8503700765
Will do as you advised next time I put washing on but as far as I could tell everything
seemed to be okay until the spin cycle when the machine filled up and it seemed as if
the wash or rinse cycle was being repeated. Machine seemed to fill up okay.
Just post when you can.
Just ran a 30 deg easy care wash, machine filled, washed, rinsed and drained normally and finished at the coorect time! There seemed to be some foam in the washing cycle though no powder added. Will wash using a different cycle with clothes added tomorrow. Will get back i touch then.
If you can do a 90 degree wash, with nothing in the machine, it will test the heater and also clean out any undissolved soap in the tub.
Did a 90 degree wash with absolutely no probblems. Will try a normal load tomorrow and see what happens.
Loaded the washer and programmed a 40 deg wash with no spin..should have taken 31 mins. After an hour the machine was still washing so problem still there. Your advice greatly appreciated. Have deposited payment with the website.
OK, this isn't making logical sense.
Adding clothes shouldn't make any difference at all.
Try the machine on the same programme with no clothes.
OK, thanks for that.
That rules the heater out.
The fault is likely to lie with the motor or the pressure switch.
If the motor has a lot of carbon dust in it, this can cause the problem you are having.
Similarly a sticky pressure switch can cause the problem.
I can only suggest unplugging the appliance, taking the rear cover off and taking the motor out of the appliance.
Clean it all out, replace it and try the machine again.
Good luck with it.
Hi, will get husband to do as you suggested.. will let you know the outcome.
OK, good luck with it.
It's a difficult fault to trace I'm afraid so it's a case of going through each possible cause.
No carbon dust on motor... how do you access the pressure switch? Any other possible causes?
The pressure switch is at the top of the machine.
It's a circular device with some wiring into it and a thin tube attached to it.
The thin tube goes down to the bottom part of the appliance.
Take the tube off.
Blow down it as hard and as long as you can to shift any debris.
Refit it and try the machine again.
After this, there are no checks, it's down to testing components with meters and replacing parts to try and cure the fault.