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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Our Ariston Margherita 2000 AB95
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
You said, your Ariston Margherita 2000 AB95 Sounds like a jet plane when spinning
And asked me Is it worth fixing?
That depends how old the unit is?
Let me know what the results are.
Here is an interesting report I just read!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old washer
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
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Thank You, HUUUM
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
To start ensure that machine is well balanced, and that the load is well distributed inside the drum.
If the problem is not balancing, then the most common is a broken drum bearing spider or a bad drum bearing. A symptom of drum bearing problems is the drum having excessive play when you spin by hand.
Also struts and springs must be checked.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
if the machine is full of water pump blocked or broken if machine empty needs new door interlock or pressure switch blocked or broken
FIRST switch off and unplug.
Pull machine out and remove lid by undoing self tapping screws at the top back. May have to slide lid back a bit to lift off.
Internal catch mechanism will be reachable from top for manual release. You may need someone to push door inwards while you release catch.
Posted on May 17, 2009
According to the instruction book - it appears the machine has been stopped mid cycle then re-started.
Switch machine off, turn control knob to a solid circle symbol (they are after every set cycle). Switch machine back on and lights will flash and program is reset. You can then select wash cycle as normal.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
I'm not sure if this is the exact model but it is for an Ariston Margherita 109. Here is the link to download the manual:
Click on the above link or copy and paste the link to your browser address bar.
Note that the manual is in PDF format and will require Adobe reader to open it. If you don't already have Adobe reader you can download it for free from www.adobe.com
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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