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Re: How can i open the machine
There should be 2 5/16 screwsacross the bottom front panel to gain acess to the inside. after remove the panel there are 2 more additional ***** tthat will drop the larger half of front panel. can you see brown/ rust colored splatters around the entire insire of cabinet??? if so you have a bad main seal. other wise youll be able to see where the waters coming from atleast. but this machine is known for have bad main seal. repair requires a hub and seal kit p/n 766p3a. everthiin you need is in kit as well as a instuction manual for installing. minus the sealant. which i use a marine silicone caulking when i cant find the reccomneded 3m product. regular silicone wont work, it needs to remain somewhat pliable and be able to be submerged in water.
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Sounds much like the rubber diaphragm in the water inlet valve is split, which means that as long as the water tap is on you will get that drip drip drip of water into the machine.
You can still use the machine until you fix the problem, but the most obvious short term thing to do is to turn the water taps off when the machine is not in use.
To determine which machine inlet valve is leaking, turn on both taps, then turn off, first the HOT water tap as this is more often than not the least used. If the leaking persists, then it is the Cold Water Inlet Valve you need to replace on your machine.
While this repair can be done by a suitably skilled handyman, I always urge caution, because the average guy may just not have as well instilled "Safety Consciousness" as the professional technician who does this sort of thing all the time.
Remember, you are dealing with 240v A.C. which can deliver a LETHAL shock.......so unplug the power cord when doing any work as the least of safety steps to take. It only takes one forgetful mistake which could result in injury or worse!
A dishwasher needs access to water numerous times during it's cycle. You'll have to have the hose on the tap with water pressure on while the machine is in operation. You could exchange your tap for one with thread or install a second one behind the current one.
(Slightly agricultural repair)
When installing a dishwasher the drain hose outlet MUST be above the water level in the machine or the water will run out as soon as it is put in...They usually connect to the S bend under the sink.
It would probably be best to have a handyman/plumber attend to the job.
The water may be a result of the drain not being able to handle the flow. This can be a result of either the drain hose not being in far enough, a blockage in the drain, or even a slow draining main line in the house. (The above applies if the puddle is from the drain area.)
hello tom quick to to do open the door on the washer grab the hold of the drum lift up and down if it feel loose the bearing have gone try this site www.espare.co.uk these may sell the bearing and might show you how to fit them hope it helps good luck
Hello,Most likely this will be the drum bearings. Bearings normally last
quite a long time but some will fail sooner than others. Quite often
bearing failure is due to a faulty drum shaft seal which allows a small
amount of water through and in to the bearings. The bearings then start
to rust, which then accelerates the wear on the bearings.
the bearings needs well above average DIY skills to do, so unless you
feel confident to tackle the job, can get hold of a tech manual, and
can get hold of new bearings, it's time to call an engineer for a quote
and then draw your own conclusions as to whether it's worth it.
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR INLET WATER VALVE HAS CHUCKED IN THE TOWEL.
WHEN YOU TURN THE MACHINE ON TO FILL UP THE VALVE OPENS TO LET THE WATER INTO THE MACHINE, IF THE VALVE DOES NOT OPEN THEN NO WATER WILL ENTER IT
THE VALVE WILL BE BEHIND THE PANEL WHERE THE HOSE ENTERS THE MACHINE
THEY ARE REASONABLY CHEAP AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE REPLACED BY A HANDYMAN OR WOMAN, JUST MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE WIRES BACK ON THE SAME TERMINALS AS THE OLD VALVE
Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.
The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.
Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
During drain and spin only
A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.
Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.
Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.
Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it.
Outer tub - Over time, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.
CA Cl Average current limit Or Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip. Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.
the belt is held by pulleys, there is an ajustment bolt loosen this (should be marked) to loosen the belt. some models have a frame bolt that must be removed to get the belt off. this repair should be fairly easy to do.