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Washing machine isn't moving beyond first setting

The macine isn't heating up and gets stuck on the first setting. If I click the setting knob round it will continue and finish the cycle. It is a Zanussi FJ831 Jet system. I would really appreciate any ideas!

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  • mary_j_saund May 16, 2009

    Thank you ike joe.  Although I don't understand what to do because I'm not an engineer your advice has given me hope that the machine is fixable, so I will call out the engineer.

    Many thanks


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Your machine is waiting at the thermostop position on the timer till its hot enough as per thermostat/timer temp setting,its probably faulty element or faulty stat ,id check the element first,it should have approx 20 to 35 ohms depending on wattage of machine,check element connections and heavy connection wires at timer for any burnt connections-hope this helps

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  • ike joe May 16, 2009

    hope u get it sorted without to much cost


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