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Asko- 3 years old - W 6461 will not rinse

Starting yesterday, 1/20/09, the machine would go through the wash cycle but would not rinse. It will not rinse on the Rinse Only cycle either. It will Spin Only. This morning the door was open, water in the tub running out slowly. The door was probably left open the night before. We have done the basic Troubleshooting suggested and have found nothing except a dime and penny in the Pin Trap. We checked the water supply to see if the filter to see if there was some obstruction. Nothing there but did remove a small (1/2") rubber washer with a 1/8" hole that seemed questionable. The spin speed option was set neither on the No Spin nor the No Spin/ No Drain option.

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  • rlcaldwell Jan 22, 2009

    We have a repairman coming this morning and will certainly pass on the information. Many thanks.

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It's slow to fill Check to see if there's good water volume coming through the hoses attached to the washing machine. If there is, check to see if the screens inside the water-inlet valve are clean. (The water-inlet valve is the device on the washing machine that the fill hoses are attached to.) If they're clean, you probably have a defective water-inlet valve. If so, you should completely replace the valve.

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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.
Check out www.2ndwave.co.uk/manual.html
Do look at these links as wel

http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/diy-repair-help.html


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Check the pump for clogs sometimes a sock or other piece of clothing will get in there and prevent it from draining and not allow it to spin out.

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f 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.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_11_1.asp#Level1_3
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Most likely a bad timer

Other possible causes BUT I DOUBT IT since the other cycles do work is:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator

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    Nate Stansfield Jan 22, 2009

    My Solutions
    1. BAD AIR PRESSURE SWITCH - all newer washing machines have an air pressure switch which tells the washer when the wash tub is full of water
    2. BAD TIMER


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    Nate Stansfield Jan 22, 2009

    1st thing to check is the cold side of the water valve is plugged up with sediment. If
    this is your problem, you can turn off the cold water supply and remove
    the hose end at the water valve side and clean out the filter screen
    thats caked up


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    Nate Stansfield Jan 22, 2009

    There is a flip out cover on the bottom LH front of the washer. Open
    the cover, drain the remaining water out of the machine via the small
    black hose attached to the door. When it is empty, unscrew the front
    off the pump (round cap with handle) and check inside

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    Nate Stansfield Jan 22, 2009

    Not that you need this, but I like to try and send an owners manual link to everyone I help. The owners manual witch usually have troubleshooting guides and illustrated pictures.




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