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Hi. We have a Zanussi zwd 1472 which now simply says "ERR"

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Hi. We have a Zanussi zwd 1472 which now simply says "ERR" when we press any of the function buttons. Obviously this has rendered it a large white useless block of plastic and metal for the time being. Any ideas who we can persuade it to return to it's career?
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This is normally an incorrect selection having been made on the control panel.

This is what the manual actually says:

An incorrect option selection has been made: this is indicated by the message Err when a function incompatible with the current programme is selected.

Check the program and the options you have selected. Let me know what you find

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi there,


Thanks for the response. We are aware that this is a message for an incompatible programme but in this instance, the message appears regardless of what function button is pressed. We've owned and used the machine for 7 years and this is the first time this has happened so it's clearly a new development. Because of the nature of the problem, we can't progress from this error and it's basically made the washing machine inoperable.



Hi Neil

I wasn't aware that you knew what the ERR meant, apologies.

If you are sure there is no incompatibility, this would indicate a faulty control board.

Unfortunately there is no way to test this due to its complex electronics.

You may be better of, under these circumstances, getting a fixed price repair as this would include ALL parts. The board is very expensive..

Please let me have your postcode, and ill check for you

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi, thanks. XXXXX 1EL.


Given it's age, might it be better us just getting a new washing machine?

hi Neil

The all in price would b £125. This includes the call out, all labour , all parts and the VAT.

Please see here for the offer.

Given the g=age, you my feel the money would be better spent, putting it toward a new machine. My advice would be that if you use the machine more than 3 times a week, I would buy a new one due to its use, rather than age.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi there. Thanks for that, appreciated. I think we will just replace the machine, it's been good to us, no problems in 7 years. Thanks.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Cheers, we ordered a new one in the end. £260 for another Zanussi, can't moan at that.

Hi Neil

Thanks for letting me know

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