Question about Washing Machines
Machine working fine until the other day. Drum does not rotate during washing cycle or spin. Water comes in fine, heats up and drains away. Had machine since new over 20 years ago - is it worth repairing?
Hi, I have the same problem as you, same washing machine model, I suspect the problem lies with the electronic control box, the electrolytic capacitors probably dried up from old age and need replacing. The control box is behind the front large door / panel of the machine (not the drum door); in order to open the large door / panel you have to remove the two screws near the detergent drawer, three screws near the entrance of the drum (the three that are covered when the door is closed, and with a screwdriver underneath the machine, right under the wash filter door, there is a release mechanism, push it down to open the door (there are hinges on the other side, so it won't fall off). The control box is the white box held with two screws you can see at 2:23 in the following video I found on YouTube (it's the first video that comes up on Google when you search for Miele W701, in this case it's an Italian model machine, but internally it's the same thing everywhere). Electrolytic capacitors have acid inside and it's perfectly normal for them to dry up over time, lasting twenty years is very good, but all of them dry up sooner or later. The pcb is fairly large and the circuits well spaced and thus it should be fairly doable for anyone with a soldering iron and proper solder (and soldering skills) to replace the electrolytic capacitors with new ones of the same rating (the rating is written on each capacitor). Or you can try to see if you can find a replacement control box from Miele. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3nnSUxQWJI Cheers.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: DRUM HAS STOPPED SPINNING
Well, I failed to find your product but found close and I've read the manual and can see no sign of anything being able to be presed that would stop motor operating in its wash cycles, I take it that you have totally drained/removed clothing and let machine get to normal start position, and done the standard disconnect from power, and plug it back in and test again and make sure no flashing lights are present and door is locking correctly
Possibility exists that your balance switch is faulty I'd look at that if not then Either motor is dead or control board is faulty
If you know your way around electricity then you could test if power is being supplied to motor.
As for the count losing 10 mins then thats pointing to control board fault (quite possible due to operations panel being operated)
Link to Manuals I read
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Hi there, this problem sounds as though the carbon brushes are needing replaced or infact just needing to be cleaned of dust or dirt. Its very common for the brushes to be covered in dust and fibres. Im not sure where the brushes will be on this model but I hope this helps you in someway.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
HI .THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION. THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE WATER PUMP.REMOVE 2 SCREWS AT BOTTOM OF FRONT PANEL . PUMP ON RIGHT .REMOVE HOSES AND CLEAN OUT THANKS THE APPLIANCE DOC.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Have you checked the pump filter, and or that the pump is actually working. if it spins o/k with no water in, then I would suspect a draining problem.
If filter clean and pump o/k, then it could be a control module fault. if this were the case, then it would probably be wiser to purchase a new washer.
Hope this is of some help to you.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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