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My washing machine has error f-01. Is any cheap idea?

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Hi. My washing machine has error f-01. Is any cheap idea for repair?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 1 year ago.
Please post model number.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hot Point ultima wt960
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 1 year ago.

F01 error code indicates a fault in the motor triac.

This can be a fault in the motor and/or the main control board. Can also be a wiring fault.

Check for continuity of motor (Field coil pins 3-5 and armature pins 1-2);

Check efficiency of module connector block J9, motor terminal block and wiring between motor and edge connector J9;

Unplug the appliance.

Take the top and rear panel off.

Check the wiring to the motor plug and the motor plug itself.

The main board is bottom left when viewed from the rear.

Take the board out.

Take the plugs off and plug them on again to ensure they are clean, dry and tight fitting.

Check the circuit board for any obvious damage.

Check the motor plug and wiring.

If everything checks ok, I'm afraid you'll likely need a new board, possibly a motor too, and the board will need to be programmed to the appliance after fitting.

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Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 1 year ago.
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