Question about Indesit Washing Machines
SOURCE: indesit w113 washing machine
check heating element (rear of drum at the bottom) for open circuit, replace if needed, occasionally the timer will start to click round continuously, indicating the machine has a fault, the machine shuts down waiting for the water to heat up, elements available at most appliance shops but you may need to order specially?
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
I have an Indesit WM12X. It seems to work sometimes and not other. So I set the program to 4 and its starts. It gets to the point where that water enters the drum then it seems to stutter and the dial just keeps on going round and round and the cycle does not progress. I switch it off and leave it for a while then switch back on. Sometimes the cycle restarts and completes and sometimes i have to repeat the process over and over until it works.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
It appears your Pressure Switch or timer/CCU has failed in this instance.
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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Posted on Sep 16, 2010
SOURCE: HELLO MY WASHING MACHINE WM12X
open the back door try to remove the belt and then try to rotate the drum by hand if it stuck again you need to check if there is something between the drum and the chamber
Posted on Jun 10, 2011
SOURCE: hi ihave an indesit wm12x
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is symptomatic of a blocked drain filter/motor/pump.
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter- so many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters.
Following are my complete and hopefully 'coverall' pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
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Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Sep 24, 2011
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