Creda W120VW Intermittently not starting when door is closed.
In the last week or so, I've noticed my washing machine doesn't instantly start when the door is closed. I have resorted to slamming the door up to 50 times before the washer will eventually fire up. When I'm slamming the door repeatedly I notice the odd flicker from the 'on' light, so it seems to be a case of keeping going with the slams until it starts the wash. Is this likely to be a loose connection that I can fix myself? Thanks in advance. Carole
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
From what you descibe it COULD be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor. Both require a service engineer's attention I suggest ;-0(
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Thanks and good luck!
In your browser bar type in:
HOTPOINT USER MANUAL and follow the links.
You will find what you are looking for.Although it says Hotpoint, just type your model in the box, and it will come on screen, then you can save it, or download it to your printer
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the 3 things i would consider would be the interlock,on/off switch or timer, Just because the door clicks it does'nt mean the interlock is'nt faulty there is no test you can do to prove it apart from trying a new one. also the on/off switch can melt remove facia to gain access to the switch it will help if you also loosen the timer, which will also allow you to see if the timer has shorted where the black connector block on the top of the unit goes if there is a track blown you will need to change interlock aswell. GOOD LUCK
THEY ARE BOTH LIVE WIRES THE RED/GREEN ONE GOES NEAREST TO THE DOOR SEAL, AND AS I SAID THEY ARE BOTH LIVE SO PUTTING EITHER WAY WOULD NOT CAUSE A PROBLEM APART FROM ONE WAY THE MACHINE WOULD NOT WORK. I ASSUME THE BLACK WIRE IS ON THE MIDDLE CONNECTION, THIS IS NEUTRAL
I found the manual on a website which I didn't note down, but which was very useful as it had almost every washing machine manual on the planet! Now I know that the energay saving and deep rinsing buttons are activated by pressing them in. Thanks anyhow for your attempt to help!