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?
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.
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!
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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The water pump could be stuck, or broken so the pulley on the pump is not spinning, while the belt is, which gives you the burning smell. Could also mean the motor is overheating giving you the burning smell. You will have to open the back and observe whats happening while its running. Just keep your hands clear while its working.
check the inside stainless steel drum isnt moving up and down. use the plastic outer drum as a reference. If its wobbling up and down, then your drum is bad. If it isnt then for some reason, the boot is making contact the drum. I would actually get a tech out to confirm this.
Remove the drain hose from sink Unplug machine Safety 1st....put hose over bucket should gravity drain next take out the filter if its got one bottom /right hand side of machine clean...if not locate drain pump and remove blockage...kids sock maybe? Door may reset after water has been removed and unplugged .Good luck
Older top load washers use a belt to drive to transfer the energy from motor to drum. However, if the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer. The solution is to replace the belt with a new one. To replace the belt you can open the back lid of the washer To replace the belt carefully pry up on front washer top to release plastic keeper pins, remove 2 Phillips screws from beneath lower front washer panel, slightly lift upward on panel to release. Now remove old broken belt, push new belt beneath large tub pulley and put belt on small motor pulley. After this push back belt tension /idler arm, start belt on large tub pulley, turn tub pulley by hand to run belt on, release tension on idler arm. Replace front panel and lower top. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
For the door locking problem, on several of the Bosch washers, there is a round plate at the front bottom with a hole in it. One can place a thin phillips screw driver or some thing that goes in and turn the plate while pressing the plastic latch behind the hole to open the plate.
There is a mecahnical door lock release mechanism you can see or reach inside. Open the washer door while pulling on that. You can atleast get to your clothes inside.
There is a filter/drain mechanism inside this area. The manual and the postings here suggest a few more things you can do further to remove junk/blockages in this, but that is a messy job.
If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier. 2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose. 3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located. 4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" "DLE" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.
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There is a filter in the water pump that can get slimy and needs to be cleaned with bleach. You take off the front lower panel that is attached by torx screws. One on each end and one in the middle. Then the cover will come off. The pump is right in front of you and the filter faces you and can be opened by hand turning the cap. You can wash the filter by placing it in dilueted bleach and check to see if there is anything else in the filter.
The front door seal stays moist an will grow mold. The mold smells and must be removed from the seal. To remove the mold you will need to remove by manipulating the seal to get under it. The mold will stink up you towels and other fabrics that have much of a pile to them. I have run my laundry with an oxygen sanitizer that I use to clean beer brewing equipment. This is the only thing that gets the smell out. Sears has a service flash on this but no solution. You might try leaving the door open so the seal can dry.