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Smell of burning

Hi there

I have the above dishwasher DA6141.

Yesterday when using the washer, there was a smell of burning, when i opened the door the right hand side of the element was glowing Red Hot.

There was water in the washer at the time.

Can you tell me if this is an element fault and it needs replacing?

Many thanks

Richard

Our Zanussi DW915 Dishwasher started to have a burning smell around 6 weeks ago which seemed to be coming for the element as the smell was very strong when the door is opened. There also seems to be a lot of heat being generated which you can feel as soon as the door is opened.

The Dishwasher was still finishing its cycle until recently and now what happens is the main eccentric fuse switch is tripping around half way through the wash.

My first thoughts are that there may be an issue with a thermostat because of the heat that is being generated and released when the door is opened. Could this be the issue and if it is then could we also have damaged the element as it has gone a little black around the area where the element enters/exits the inside of the dishwasher.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Stephen

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  • stephen177 Feb 24, 2008

    Thanks very much for responding Trylo. I have ordered the element which should arrive on Tuesday and I have sent an e-mail off to Zanussi asking them for details of the stat that controls the temp. Also checked for any dry joints and all seems fine.



    Thanks again.


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The Element is shorting out, tripping the rcd. replace the element, thermostat,and any cut outs that are in the element cricuit. The element should not be glowing which means the stat is shot and the safety cutout for the element is shot also, while you`re at it check out the circuit board for dry joints, discoloured resisters, bulging capacitors etc.

This is VERY dangerous situation, as the machine has the potential to set your house alight and burn it down!. If you continue to use it in it`s current condition you may well damage other componants - rendering the machine B.E.R - Beyond Economical Repair. I will will advise You to never to leave this machine unattended, do not go out after turning it on and have a nice afternoon in the park etc, you may well come home to a pile of ashes!

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I have the zanuusi ZWF1437w washing machine. Water will not go into it when switched on. The hose is not kinked and the water is switched on.I have tried all the programmes and it goes onto the drain cycle on all of them.

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Hi,
I am a fully qualified Zanussi engineer.

This is definitely a fault with the pressure switch.


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