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Control panel reads E61 at wash cycle and E66 and drain and spin

The wash cycle starts and begins filling with water but then stops and gives error message E61 on the control panel, then when trying the drain and spin cycle it starts draining and then stops and shows E66 on th4e control panel.

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  • mike602 Dec 28, 2008

    This is a Toshiba Model No. AW-D2001S washing machine, 9.5 kg, top loading, made in 1999

  • mike602 Dec 28, 2008

    I don't think it has a heater, it's a cold water washer, only uses 535 watts, so doubt it has a heater. The error code of E61 comes on after a couple minutes of beginning to fill with water and then stops. Only a quart or so of water. To drain that water out, when setting the cycle for drain and spin, it starts draining the water and then stops, showing the error code E66, taking several trys of start and stop before finally getting that little water out. During both these cycles there is no action from the motor, but this maybe because there wasn't enough time into the cycle for the motor to kick in. I've checked the motor and it looks in good condition no opens or shorts in the windings. The drain and spin cycle never gets to the spin as its only on for about a minute before it stops with the error code on the control panel. The Toshiba service man just came and took one look and said the machine is to old (8yrs) and you can't get parts from Toshiba anymore, never even opened the top to look at it. It seems the younger technician just want to replace new parts and want you to buy a new machine if those aren't available any more instead of trying to see what exactly the problem is and if can be fixed with replacing components. That is what I'm hoping to find out by this error code message which may pin-point the problem. Can you find out what these codes mean? The machine is in very good condition, everything looking almost new.

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Can you tell me what make this machine is? As it sounds like a heater problem??

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  • Kris Seymour Dec 28, 2008

    Ok its sounds like you have more than one problem!! The first sounds like a heating problem or that the machine is over filling with water! When the machine starts to spin does all the water get drained out?

  • Kris Seymour Dec 28, 2008

    Hi, I think you could be a little confused! Your machine is yes a cold fill but it will require a heater to heat the water for the washing powder to activate and remove the dirt... I will have a look at toshiba web site and try and get some information on your parts. I would not be surprised that the parts could be obsolete as 8 years old is now old for a washing machine..

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