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Can't get machine to start a cycle. When press the start/pause button, the door open light begins to flash. After a few seconds, it stops flashing and the start/pause button begins flashing. I have checked the door is closed properly, I have reset the cycle, even shut the washing machine off at the wall and restarted but nothing seems to fix this.

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It is hard to tell if there is no model number. Normally, WP machine has error code appeared on the display. I guess your unit does not have display, so the combination flashing is a signal to tell you what wrong with the system. You can check the service manual normally taps inside the unit.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

  • Cath Watson Oct 23, 2013

    Hi there, thanks. The model number is Whirlpool WFS1274CE. It does have a display but no error messages are coming up.

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SOURCE: I started a wash cycle

try unplugging- let sit for an hour- and plug back in

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SOURCE: Zanussi 1000XC Washing Machine - Pause Light Flashing

The ECU is failed. unplug for 40 minutes to try to reset it.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2010

SOURCE: Machine won't restart after reset, 'start/pause' button flashing.

Hello,

When you put it to drain/spin does the pump make any attempt to drain,if not it could be that there is something stuck in the pump,needs draining manually.Another thing to try is to find the fault code.If you hold down the 2 buttons on the far right of panel then press on/off button till lights start chasing,then release the 2 buttons on right hand side.Now the first function button by the on/off button you will need to press until the light above the button reaches the 9th or 10th position this will give you a read out in the display.
E10 = low water press.
E20 = pump or filter.
E30 = press. switch or heater faults.
E40 = Door swich.
E50 = motor.
Some of these numbers can vary there are more but those are the most common.After checking codes switch off machine then back on twice to reset.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: washing machines door open light is on, but door is shut

Found it for myself - F7=motor fault. New motor brushes fixed it. This error code will come up if the motor fails to turn on demand at any point in a program, be it filling, in a wash cycle, or spinning.



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Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: door locked light flashing when door is closed

push on the door where the lock is... it may not be fully locked.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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