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How to fix the error code E40 on Electrolux EWF1073 Front Load Washer?

Hello, I'am Duong, and i have a Electrolux EWF1073 Front Load Washer, it does not working, so it has a error (code E40). When i start it runing, it run above ten minutes then stop, have three "tak" sounds and E40 code on LCD display. And i have check some item as: restart machine/open and close door again and restart/check the door switch but with the obove solution due not fix of the error. Please help me some solution for fix this problem. Thanks, Duong.

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    Nguyen Van Duong May 10, 2014

    Can you help me ? And I opened the door switch (as image attached) and I don't no it has failure or not

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    Nguyen Van Duong May 10, 2014

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  • Nguyen Van Duong
    Nguyen Van Duong May 10, 2014

    And i don't the control PCB fault or door switch fault. Can I short-circuit connect on cables (connection main control board to door switch at point 4 and 5 on image) ) to check what the main board has fault or not ?


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hi there e40 fault could either be your door interlock or main pcb

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hi there e40 fault is a problem with your door interlock. get it replaced and all will be fine..

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The E40 error code indicates a loss of electrical power usually but not always due to the door not shutting properly or not locking. But, since you smelled burning it could be any electrical short that blew a fuse and shut the machine down. It could also be the motor windings with the internal overload protector shutting it down.

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