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Washing machine Hi my Telmann TEL6TL washing machine broke and i found the problem to be an electrical device inside the machine which has EMI filter written on it? this is just a capacitor (i think) that has 5 wires going into it. i have finally tracked down a company that can sell me a new EMI filter but now am having trouble trying to re wire it?? any one got any idea?? as i said there are 5 wires that are ment to go into it, these are all different colours 1- brown, 2- half brown and half white, 3- half green and half yellow, 4- blue, and the last one is half blue and half white.. can any one help

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  • cpri032 Oct 15, 2008

    yea there was a diagram of the circuit but didnt have labels for any wires.. and then even on the supression capacitor where the wires were attached all it has is L2, U1, U3, N4 and the last one had a little picture of a circle with was looked like a symbol for a battery or something...

    turns out blue/white went to L2, Blue went to U1, brown went to U3, brown/white went to N4 (i assumed this was neutral so this is odd), and the green/yellow wire went to the bit with the little symbol... weird i thought.

    even stranger is that before with the old capacitor in it when you turned on the washing machine at the wall the capacitor would spark and then short the circuit (ths kept happening so the i couldnt get the washing machine even to turn on)... when i was trying to find what wires went where i was using the old capacitor (ddnt want to risk braking the new one) and i assumed that when i got it right it would spark when i plugged it into the wall (as it did previously)... turns out when i got it right nothing happened so i hit the power button on the washer and it turned on and now works again WITH THE OLD CAPACITOR...

    very strange

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    evlongmire Oct 18, 2012

    i have had the same problem with my Samsung washing machine. It used to throw the power safety switch when plugged in (didn't need to be on- just needed to be plugged in with power on).. So i had an electrician look at it and he said the EMI filter was shot and needed to be replaced. I couldn't find one and was about to 'bypass' it (i'm told that the filter does little anyway). ...but then i read your query and thought to try my old EMI once again. Guess what? Now it's working! i don't know what the problem was but i read somewhere that they can get moisture in them and basically s**t themselves... So the solution i recommend- pull out the emi filter (remember where the different wires went!!) then use a hair dryer to completely dry inside and out, both the washing machine and the EMI filter. Then seal up anywhere that water or condensation could get into the filter... Replace and then see if the problem is still there. Good luck and stay safe!!



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Green and yellow is earth so wire the earth wire to this. brown is live in and blue is neutral in. brown/white is live out and blue/white is neutral out. usually a suppressor capacitor has a diagram printed on it

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