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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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  • stumpy1 Jan 25, 2008

    Hi I have checked the board no sign of damage, do you have a wiring diagram showing this door lock cct. I could have please. I am a electrician working on machine tools, so would ba able to follow a drawing. Would 1 of the relays be at fault?

    Thanks for your help

    Stumpy

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    Exactly the same issue.

    I'm going to unscrew the cover and look at the board tonight.

    Any idea's how much a new board would cost.

    Just incase, I have taken out cover on the machine today...........

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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...

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