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Blomberg washing machine stuck on rinse. Have tried unplugging and leaving for some time which did work once before but no luck.No operation or door lights.

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  • AdrianUK Dec 16, 2008

    Model no. 1503AS Dial states stuck about 7/8 through rinse cycle. Had to drain drum through trap at front. Operation light should be on but all seems dead.

  • AdrianUK Dec 16, 2008

    Door wasn't locked.

  • AdrianUK Dec 16, 2008

    Seems like no power at all to machine. Front loader.

  • AdrianUK Dec 16, 2008

    I thought the idea of this was to avoid calling technicians. Any ideas?

  • AdrianUK Dec 17, 2008

    As there is no power at all is it likely to be the circuit board and can anyone give me an order of which I should check things i.e board, pump, door lock etc

  • AdrianUK Dec 17, 2008

    Have taken top off machine and unplugged as many leads as possible from circuit board. Having a problem taking board out because of attachment to dial and controls on front of machine.

  • AdrianUK Dec 19, 2008

    My machine has no signs of power. It had completely stopped before I touched it to drain off water . This happened once before and after unplugging and leaving ten mins worked again. No luck this time. Can anybody tell me the procedure they would follow to establish the fault please.

  • AdrianUK Dec 20, 2008

    Have taken door lock off. It has three terminals marked 1N 2C 3L. With a continuity meter across all combinations of terminals there is no reading at all. Does this indicate that the lock is faulty or is there something else I should be doing to get a reading? If the lock is faulty and replaced could the timer circuit board also be faulty and how do I test that?

  • AdrianUK Dec 21, 2008

    Can anyone answer my last question please?

  • AdrianUK Dec 21, 2008

    SEEM TO BE GOING BACKWARDS HERE IN TERMS OF ANSWERS.

  • AdrianUK Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks will try a new door lock

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On the door interlock you have as you say, three wires, to eliminate the door lock, join the 2 wires together that go to L and C , this bypasses the door interlock completely.
If the m/c starts to operate, then it proves the door lock is not functioning, that does not mean to say that it is faulty, but it does prove you have a live feed to the lock,which derives the power from the control unit. the return feed is through the common wire.,you then need to test with a meter whether there is a neutral feed to the lock. to do this put your meter on mains voltage range
240volts, and test across L and N, you should get a mains voltage reading, if you do not then you have no neutral feed to your door lock.
This being the case, then I

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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    Barry Coates Dec 20, 2008

    I don't know what happened there, but as I was saying this being the case, then I would say the control unit is faulty., because this is where the neutral feed originates..

    If the m/c does not start after bypassing the door lock, then obviously you are getting no supply to it from the control unit., which is most likely to be the cause of your problem., you can then trace the neutral feed back to its origin.

    I am giving you this advice on the assumption that you are competent to use a meter, and know what you are doing.

    Electricity is a silent killer.

    Plz rate my advice to solving this problem.

    Thanks, and merry xmas.

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Whatever happens, don’t go fixing a broken washing machine by yourself. A repairman ought to do that job. You may, however, perform these basic operating checks:

  • If the washing machine doesn’t turn on, check the cord, the plug, and the outlet. Sometimes the cord wears off and you’re going to have to replace it.
  • Check the fuses and the circuit breaker. Who knows, it might just be a household electrical problem, totally unrelated to your washing machine.
  • Some washing machines are installed with a safety feature in that it won’t spin until the lid is properly closed.
Remember these things before calling the repair man over, or the joke’s on you.good luck

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It sounds like you need to replace the control panel

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There are only few reasons why "no power at all":

  • circuit breaker tripped
  • plug/fuse defective
  • open AC cord
  • any of door switches open or will not engaged
  • transformer for low voltage control/secondary circuit faulty
  • controller circuit board faulty.
please check if there is a wiring diagram inside the panel below the door. use a voltmeter or ohmmeter to check voltages and continuity of wiring and parts.

hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    Bernie Role Dec 21, 2008


    1. when switch is not pressed or engaged, two terminals should read 0 ohms;

    2. when switch is pressed, the opposite pair of terminals should read 0 while the original pair should read no continuity.
    hope this helps.


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I had a the silmilar pob once in my machine. it was corrected by the technician wher he found out that only the wire at the backside-down of washer is of loosely connected.. and he tightened it..prob solved..        if not Check the pressure switch -the system that determines correct water level in the drum. Its a round item about 3 inches across with several wires connected, it sits under the top cover. Its an air operated switch which tells the machine water has reached the correct level. Disconnect the thin rubber pipe from the switch and blow down through it to clear any blockage. Switch itself may be faulty but its more likely the pipe is blocked.
Also check the filter - generally located behind a panel at the foot of the machine.Some are obvious like little square hatches and some are hidden behind the trim panel at the foot of the machine. Once panel is removed the filter should be visible. Its generally a circular plastic fitting which unscrews in an anticlockwise direction. Some hotpoint, indesit and ariston filters are located in the big black sump hose (the one that leaves the bottom of the outer drum and connects to the pump). Remove the back cover, locate hose, remove the tensioner clip by squeezing the tabs together, remove the hose, take out filter and clean.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • AbdulRahiman S Dec 17, 2008

    if there s no power comin then sure the prob s wit the wires either main wire or inside wires.. and its loose connection..try to chek out tat

  • AbdulRahiman S Dec 21, 2008

    dont forget to rate it.. good luck!!


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If there is no power getting to the panel, then that means that when you accessed the trap, you either caused a short or a broken circuit.

Check the house circuit breaker for the appliance
Test a different AC socket.
If power cor is fused (like in UK) check the fuse on power cord.

If none of the above fixed it, then there is a lose wiring inside the machine, and the machine must be taken apart to fix the problem, in that case you will need a tech.

Always unplug the machine when you do repairs.

You can find machine diagrams by entering model number here.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    Ginko Dec 19, 2008

    It is useless running around the problem like this , times and times again. The problem is simple, it is just that to fix some fault you need to be a technician , or you need to call a technician.

    When the fault is not an user level repair, a DIY fix can endanger your goods and your life.

    Regartding the Fix:

    If machine is not starting at all is either a defective circuit board (they have a fuse on it ) , o r a short on wiring the caused now broken contact.
    This is an easy fix for a technician, but should not be repaired by the user.

    The first thing to do is checking if there is power to the board.

    The repairman test the appliance with live power in.

    The user instead MUST NOT perform any testing operation with live power in.

    I quote from your last your comment :

    "This happened once before and after unplugging and leaving ten mins worked again."
    That was because the problem was due to accumulation of electrostatic charges on the TV capacitors. By unplugging and draining out power, the appliance restarted working.

    "No luck this time"
    This time it is a blown capacitor or fuse, either the board or the single component must be replaced.

    "Can anybody tell me the procedure they would follow to establish the fault please."
    Sure, access the control board assembly, test voltages in, there is no voltage find the broken contact, if there is voltage, replace control assembly or find faulty component.As mentioned this should be done by a technician.

    I suggest instead to test the fuse on the control board, and to visually inspect the control board with power UNPLUGGED.
    If you read (using a multimeter) that the fuse has blown, replace it, if you find a bulged capacitor, replace the board. This kind of repairs must still be done by a technician.

    You can find machine diagrams by entering model number here.


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Well come sir
that prblem you have ask to fixya
is very simple
it is totally linked to a short sarket you should have to repairer from a good are near you elctrtion
who can solve your problem
if you wants to solve its your self.maybe you have to makes new problem

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Hey there mate,

There might be a switch to enable a second rinse cycle, which is set to the OFF position. This will forward it to the "extra rinse" portion of the cycle and spin out the rinse water.
Otherwise, it is getting stuck because the timer assembly is seizing in some way. It could be the washers, the bearing etc. If you were to do a small wash, and then take out the whole timer assembly and take it apart, you will probably find that the timer motor is quite hot to the touch. You could order a new timer assembly for the model. That should stop it sticking in mid-cycle. But that can be pretty expensive as you can see from the link below, the timer motor is a hefty amount and the entire timer assembly is even more expensive than that. A new machine might even actually be worth considering, as the timer assembly unit, alone, could set you back at least £250

http://www.espares.co.uk/parts/washing-machines/blomberg/1503as/p/1085/165/0/396525?page=2

But first see if the model does have a second rinse portion to the cycle and make sure it is switched on. Worth a try before you order any parts, or end up buying another washing machine!!!

Good luck with that and Happy holidays from myself and all at Fixya!

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I would myself check the motherboard first and then trace my steps forward that you know what has power and what doesn't

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, may I offer a possibility? The unit is waiting for the completion of a cycle, could it be drain? Have you tried cleaning the filter, drain sump, drain valve, impeller, pump drain hose? Although of course it is a messy job.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 19, 2008

    Hi again and appreciate the update,

    The technically correct procedure for a completely dead appliance is to check for the presence of the supply voltage and determine at which point it stops.




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    Louie Role Dec 21, 2008

    Hi again,

    Offhand:


    • the door switch is faulty. It is one of the most used/abused part since it activates/deactivates every time the door is opened. Of the 3 terminals, at least a pair should read a continuity on the engaged position, looses it when disengaged but the other pair would by then have continuity (most likely);

    • the time is likely to be good. Although of course the possibility is till there;

    • in most designs, there are two (2) door switches, one goes to the control board, the other cuts off the main supply to the entire unit.
    Cheers.



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Sonds like a programming issue rather than a mechanical one, since it's stuck on a cycle and would not move forward from that. You will need a technician to come see it for you and see it they can reprogram it for you.

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    Alan R Dec 16, 2008

    No power at all? so you cannot change anything on the control pannel?

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If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

The cycle doesn't advance When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

  • It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.


  • It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.

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    f your washer doesn't seem to work at all, check these: 

    No power
    Lid switch



    No power

    Check to see whether power is getting to the washing machine. Is it plugged in? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit breaker tripped?




    Lid switch

    If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

    Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit won't fill with water until you replace the fuse. 



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A good idea to check that the pump is not clogged. If the washer goes into rinse and than trys to drain but cant. It will shut down and usully lock the door. Im assuming this is a front load washer. thanks Dave www.washermd.com

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    Its filling with water, agitating, but when it goes to rinse and spin it stops. No spin at all correct? If its a cold water rinse but isnt getting the cold water due to a bad water valve on the washer or the cold water on the house turned off, it will stop and either give you an error code or simply turn off. Check to see that the cold wate is indeed on and working, no clogs in the screens. Next try switching to a warm water rinse and see if that works. Also the washer needs to verify the door is locked before spinning, listen to hear if the door makes a clicking noise to lock.Do you have a way of testing voltage like a voltmeter? We can test to see if the pump is working. Still can very well just be clogged. Let me know..thanks

  • Dave Dec 16, 2008

    You cant reprogram these machines. Its simply replace. If your getting no power to the panel. First look for the obvious. Is the panel locked, thier should be a button that says panel or control lock on it. Not door lock. Hold this button when u find it for 5 seconds, it will unlock. Also check the outlet make sure of no tripped fuses, make sure your getting proper voltage to the washer. Last of all if your getting no power, you have a bad control panel and need to replace the panel. Especially if youve been able to pull the power before and plug it back in and have it work, Thats a sign of that board going bad. Be sure to check all connections to the board , make sure nothings loose, unplug it before you do this. dave

  • Dave Dec 16, 2008

    Theres nothing else on this machine (that I know of anyway) that will cause no power to the board, not a pump, not a motor, not a door switch. Only the board itself, or t he power supply.

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What is the model number of your machine?

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    First let me know whether the machine gets stucked after completing the rinse or it doesn’t at all because if it gets stucked after completing the rinse cycle then there is a problem with spin motor.


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