We've had the Asko for about a year and a half and I cleaned the pin trap in the first six months. Tried to do clean #2 tonite and cannot get into the trap. The manual sez to 'Unscrew the Pin trap cover and lift it out.' I twist the white cover, it comes off and exposes a white circular facing that I cannot budge. I have tried to force it out by pulling at its sides with 2 screw drivers, but don't want to damage anything. Any hints? Thanks
I also had this problem. Here is what I did. When the white cover comes off, it exposes the white circular facing. That's ok, once we get the pin trap out, the cover snaps back on. What has happened is that the pin trap is so full (of money in my case) that it is jammed. The facing has an indentation, but you can't get a grip on it with something like pliers because pliers squeeze, they don't spread. I found a tool at the hardware store called "chain pliers" that when you squeeze them, the jaws spread. There were multiple indentations on them, the first set were pretty thin and I was afraid I'd break the plastic lip on the facing. So I cut the tips of the chain pliers off with a hack saw. Once I got a grip on the facing, I jiggled it in and out until it released.
I had the same problem, thank you for you post as I would have wasted heaps of money on repairs! I didnt have the pliars you have though, I just forced it out with screwdrivers, $15 worth of golidies and 6 peices of builders chalk later it is unblocked and away I wash again!!!!!
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If you have
already cleaned the drain filter assembly located inside the bottom front panel
and the problem is not solved then it is the drain pump that is bad and needs
replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
Further on to this F3 problem I had the issue on model W6461. There is a short cut to the fix, instead of taking off the grey pipe from the drain pump (the hose clips are pre crimped in the factory so as stated above are difficult to remove) try this.
Stages as follows:
1) Open drain pump door (bottom left of machine).
2) Remove black pipe and drain residual water.
3) Unscrew coin trap and remove, use a container to hold the water.
4) Leave the container underneath and make sure you have some towels ready (I didn't at the time)
5) Where the washing machine drain hose connects to the outlet or U bend connector remove this and expose the end.
6) Blow into the drain hose as hard as possible......hopefully the blockage will clear through back the coin trap.
A large lump of sludge, three of my 5 year olds small counter coins and about a litre of water.
the drain pump of the washing machine is either got loose or its not working or the drain pump is blocked.
Water outlet fault (Grey Hose)
If F3 is flashing in the display, there is aproblem with drainage. Check:
• that no objects are stuck in the drainage
• that the drainage pump is not blocked by
foreign objects. Clean the pump (see the
"CLEAN THE PUMP" chapter MENTIONED BELOW FOR MORE HELP).
• that there are no kinks in the drainage
CLEAN THE PUMP
Checking the trap and drainage
The washing machine has a trap, where
coins, hairpins and the like can get caught.
To clean the filter and drainage pump:
1. Make sure the machine is empty of water
and that it is switched off at the mains.
2. Open the hatch for the drainage pump as
shown in the illustration.
3. Drain out the water, into a bowl, for
example, by unhooking the drainage hose
from the pin inside the hatch.
4. Unscrew the cover anti-clockwise and
5. Remove any foreign objects from the trap
and pump assembly. Check to see that the
pump blades, right at the back, will rotate.
6. Screw on the cover, replace the drainage
hose on the hatch pin and close the hatch.
This will help.please do rate the solution if helped.keep updated for further assistance.
This may take you awhile to do, but once you get to it you may find a lot more than that down there. You have to remove the back on most all dryers. If the lint trap is on top, there is a metal chute that lint and other objects fall down.Remove the back and you will see what I am talking about.Once this is done, it is fairly easy to remove the collars that go down to the lint hose. You will then be able to clean all of the lint build up down below that gets by the trap. Good luck, Sincerely, shastalaker7
F3 problem, I had the issue on model W6461, however, judging by the amount of F3 issues posted this could work on other ASKO modelsIf the coin trap in the drain is clear of debris, try this.Stages as follows: 1) Open drain pump door (bottom left of machine). 2) Remove black pipe and drain residual water. 3) Unscrew coin trap and remove, use a container to hold the water. 4) Leave the container underneath and make sure you have some towels ready (I didn't at the time) 5) Where the washing machine drain hose connects to the outlet in the wall or U bend connector remove this and expose the end. 6) Blow into the drain hose as hard as possible......hopefully the blockage will clear back through the coin trap. 7) Pour some water into the open end and blow this back through the drain as well.
Result: A large lump of sludge, three of my 5 year olds small counter coins and about a litre of water (all over the floor, don't forget the towels!)
There is a solenoid that operates the trap door. When the lever is pressed to get ice, the solenoid operates and there is a plunger mechanism that pulls a metal pin into the solenoid. When I took mine apart I found the pin rusty which hangs up in the sleave of the solenoid. I tried cleaning the rust off with steelwool but it just rusted a month later and is now hanging up again. I may reclean the rust and spray it with silicon spray. Most likely I will need to replace the solenoid. It is located behind the touch panel. To remove there are 3 small holes just underneath the lip of the touch panel that you must push a small screwdriver or pin of some type through the holes to release the latch for the the front touch panel. Pull the touch panel toward you while pushing on the latch. You will then be able to see the rest of it.
I have similar issues with my Asko W660. Once it was a key stuck between the inlet to the pin trap and the trap itself. I got it out by jiggling and poking into the trap area with a narrow strip of plastic. Mostly, though, it just requires a stronger grip on the door to the pin trap--the little handle is slippery, and hard to get a good grip on. Try making a grip out of a piece of duct tape, or grabbing the handle with pliers.
Sounds like the motor brushes need to be cleaned or replaced. Take the back off the washer, remove the motor and gently scrape the excess carbon or debris off the brushes with a pocket knife. I did this and it ran well for about 50 loads before building back up. I am ordering new brushes now because when I checked the brushes last week they were obviously worn more than 4 weeks ago.