Question about Miele Washing Machines
Hi Guys - How do I replace the 2 heater elements in a Miele WS5426 Commercial washing machine. They appear to be held with spring (star) clips as opposed to with a single nut as most washer elements are? - Terry
On the WS 5426 the elements are mounted at the bottom of the drum of the accessed by opening the front of the machine.
Removal of the elements will involve destroying the rubber seal and can be done by cutting two vertical slots with a sharp knife in the seal and then pulling hard on the seal with a pair of pliers. It is not necessary to remove the spring clamps or drip shield but it will aid access to the seal.
Posted on Jan 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would concur that is probably the element and or thermistor attached to the element that is causing the problem.
Before commiting to replace, try disconnecting the supply to the element and trying it again, if it does not trip, then this proves element and or thermistor faulty.
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
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Only way to be sure if it is the heater, is to test it with a meter.
They are a fairly straightforward job to replace
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Posted on Nov 17, 2009
If it works fine with the heater off then i would say that fault appears to be element..the readings you get seem okay, put you meter onto megs and check, with wires off if you get electrical leakage between live and earth...Body....of element, it could be element is heating with no water in machine causing it to burn out..this is a problem with this machine...Wish you well
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
hi there, this heater can be a bit fiddly but can be fitted from the back first remove the 10 or possible 8mm nut from the heater and all wires then with a pair of pliars grip one of the terminals and pull the heater 2-3" out then with a small flat head screwdriver start to prise the rubber seal out all the way round until the heater drops out don't be scared to use a bit of force on the seal as your new heater comes compleate with new seal
hope this is of some help murdozzz
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
remove the back, the element is at the bottom of the drum tis maybe a split cabinet, where the lid comes off the it splits down the middle like cracking an egg, loads of screws, hard to describe, also 2 at bottom at the side in the middle, behind 2 plastic lugs, when removed the back half of the cabinet comes away, not an easy job until you have seen it done if you really are stuck try and send me an e mail address and i will send you a drawing, then you will see its easy, i am an engineer of 20 years and done loads, its easy job to do once you know how to split the cabinet
Posted on Oct 07, 2007
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