Question about Washing Machines
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Posted on Dec 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE A BAD OUT OF BALANCE SWITCH. THE MACHINE WILL NOT GO INTO A HIGH SPEED SPIN IF THE SWITCH IS BAD.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Out of balance switch could be faulty/ coroded.
have a gw 709 and it had the same problem, out of balance switch had jammed on
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Hi just read your posting.Now when the machine beeped, a series of lights would have lit up.They will be in a row of 8 lights.Starting from the left to right which lights are lit when the machine beeps,Is it the 2nd and 4th or the 1st and 6th ---etc---?Please reply with additional information and I am sure I can help you.Looking forward to your reply.
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(try this but no promises!)
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play!
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning!
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Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Apr 29, 2011
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