Hi,my machine has started blowing fuses,they are the right ones - 13Amp,brown. I have looked under the machine,and it looks like its got some water dripping onto the long box at the bottom,(the box has a pipe from the Fluff filter, and from the drum).
Even though the two contacts have a 'plastic sheet' covering them,I've noticed some water under the sheet which is making the fuse blow,when its turned on. I think its coming from an approx 4 inch square part,(possibly the pump??),as it seems to be slowly leaking from its seam,and this peice is above the 'pole' which is blowing.It is 'black' around the base of the 'pole connection',where the wetness is.
Can anyone help please? As its a great machine,and is/was super reliable!
Thank you :)
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Re: blowing fuse,caused by dripping water?
Dry out the area thoroughly and restart the machine to see if fuse blows with it dry - i'm not convinced this is the cause.
the part you are referring to i think is the drain pump and these do lewak sometimes. the other place to look is at the door boot which if it is holed can cause water to drip down in the same area
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The LED signal light under the drip cap on the motor not working indicates that there's no power getting to the motor. With the front panel removed, look to the right and you should see wires
wrapped in tape. Remove the tape and you will see the fuse on the white and red wires.
Fuse is tiny round redish brown thing bout the diameter of a pen.non replaceable in later models,Grey boards & Brown boards.they are soldered in & in most cases other damage is caused when they blow,I don't know why they even bother putting one in.
Earlier models such as Blue,Yellow & Green boards have a glass fuse you can replace but like i said before the minute you put a new one in & turn it on they blow straight away because there is other damage caused when it blew the first time,but some times it actually works.
please check your fuse box, it must have 22amps fuse. if not than upgrade it. if your fuse is of 22amps or above, than my friend you have to replace your switch...............thank you and have a nice day
Sounds like error 49. A water solenoid. I bought mine for $40 on ebay. FP didn't want to help. I still had the same problem after so I did a bit of chasing. I wasn't going to pay $350 for a controller, they must cost about $30 to make!
If you look closely at the solenoids you may see a bulge or burning.
I replaced the solenoid but still had binary 49 LED code. I chased the circuit through the Motor Controller (brown one in Australia) GW712.
It was a couple of FETS or Qs in a H drive. The get fed their +v from the main power rectifier. There is a funny looking round component called F^ which is a quick blow 1.6 A fuse. Because my solenoid had a shorted turn on it (bubling to outside packaging) it had blown this.
I didn't have one instock so I substituted an ordinary glass 2AG 2.0amp fast blow. You need to remove the old fuse and solder 2 wires into the holes left these are inturn soldered to the fuse ends. I used hot glue to hold the fuse clear of any other components.
You can get slow blow fuses almost anywhere. In my experience ordinary fuses are the same they always fail after the components are lost anyhow!
If you are desperately dirty you could just jump the 2 holes with tinned copper but this could represent a fire hazard if a solenoid goes again.
We amke microcontrollers. It is a simple fix and saved me $350. A fuse is 10c or maybe $1 if you buy them one at a time. Make sure you test the plugs before you start up. My GW712 read:
1. Each motor winding ~ 35 ohms to any other 2. The lid solenoid ~ 70 ohms 3. Each water solenoid ~ 60 ohms 4.The thermistor ~ 10K ohms
# When this fault exists you can empty the water by removing the tube to the Pressure Xducer and using a tube from your mouth to blow into it HARD!!! The pump will start and pump it out for you.
To calculate the error code (for what use that is when you can find out)
Hi - had a similar problem with about 3 different makes of washing machine - the RCD switch on the main household fuse box was continually tripping . Nobody could give me a right answer . Eventually ended up with a Hotpoint . Felt sorry for the delivery guys from the electrical retailers having to keep dragging machines in and out .