Hi I’m after some help fixing a Hotpoint washing machine WMA40 the door locked LED is constantly flashing, I replaced the door interlock but the same thing happened. However on the new interlock was a small black arm if I press this in the door will then lock and the machine will carry on in the cycle. Any clues what could be wrong ?
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Re: Door interlock flashing
Same issue with loose solder joint on the relays inside CCU (computer control unit) the same bad CCU is used by several manufactures. you have to open the CCU and re-solder the the relays to the board. they have microcracks around the legs. you will get the door lock issue randomly. to prove the issue open the top access panel .and pull up on the center black plastic connector and the issue will go away.
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hi if your interlock is playing up this will cause this try giving a bit of push on door were catch is dont slam door if light stops flashing doors locked its good idear change interlock to do this take band from round door rubber pull rubber of rim take two screws out interlock you can get it through the gap unplug put new on should be ok then but try a push on door 1st when doing lock unplug machine hope tis helps
hi check the spring on the door handle/catch,the easiest way to check this if you close the door and it indicates that the door hasnt locked,push the inner part of the handle towards the machine,if it locks then the spring is worn.(this is more commen than the interlock).
If the door locked light is flashing, then in all probability, the main p.c.b board has blown due to a motor fault which caused the fuse to blow in the first case..
If no llight at all, then could be broken door latch or spring. If you pull on the handle and it feels sloppy , then that is where your problem is, it is not very often a door lock fails on one of these m/c's.
Remove the front control panel where the controls are...
undue the three screws by the soap draw to do this.. Behind this panel is a pcb board,,,, detach the board from the plastic panel and check that it is not blown... check by the biggest wiring plug.... it might be blown.....
if not let me know and i will try my best to resolve...
This depends on how old your machine is mine is now 7 years old so I do not want to invest in long term soltions. So I repaired my own, I bought a new interlock and replaced the old one that did not work. So I shorted out the three links that go to the interlock, the machine now shows the lock is always on and you can open the door during the wash cycle so BEWARE. Also if you have never wired a plug or fixed basic electrics DO NOT DO THIS.
1. Turn off power and unplug. (Very Important)
2. Remove lid you will need torx drivers.
3. Unscrew door interlock from the front of the machine.
4. Lift out interlock. Try replacing the interlock with spare first (about £15).
5. If new interlock does not work do the following.
6. Put Interlock back on without wires attched to it.
7. From car spares shop buy spade conectors and create a three way shorting link (insulate well).
8. Put shorting link into each of the wires that go to interlock.
Safely tie up wire to a loom (do not let dangle)
9. Shut the door remove hands and try starting the machine.
10. If that works put the machine back together. And warn people that the DOOR CAN BE OPENED DURING WASH CYCLE and STARTED WITH DOOR OPEN. So check when the machine has stopped properly.