Question about Washing Machines
THE WATER WONT DRAIN OUT OUT MACHINE THEREFORE THE DIAL KEEPS CLICKING AROUND AND AROUND.I HAVE TRIED TO EMPTY WATER FROM THE BOTTOM PANEL AT THE FRONT BUT IM NOT EXACTLY A BIG BUILT WOMAN AND I FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO AS THERE WAS NO HOSE AND ITS TOO LOW DOWN TO PUT ANYTHING UNDERNEATH,ALSO SINCE THEN WATER IS LEAKIN WHILST ITS OFF IF YOU'VE GOT ANY IDEAS AT ALL I'D REALLY APPRECIATE THEM (ANY HELP GRATEFULLY RECIEVED)PS:DNT NO IF ITS RELIVANT BUT MY OUTSIDE DRAIN IS BLOCKED WONDERED IF THAT CUD OF CAUSED IT?
I had exactly the same problem, found the answer on another website. The filter had a small sock stuck in it, stoppin the ppump from turning and draining the water out. Lever off the front panel right at the bottom of the washine machine, then unscrew the round black plug, lots of water will come out. Pull out the black thing and stick you fingers inside and pull out watever is blocking the pump. Turn off the electrics first. Mine now works fine again. :)
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
I am an amatuer electronics designer, and I have an Indesit WD 10 broken down. In the first place, many front loading washing machines are now controlled by a microprocessor that not only controls the programme phases of wash and spin and dry etc., etc., but also senses if something is wrong with a periferal component or programme phase. The circuit board on the WD 10 is an Ariston FE. It can be configurated with different discete components, but also it has RAM or EEPROM that has to be programmed to match your particular machine.
So you have all the peripheral devices--tub elements, thermistor probes, electric motor, pressure switches, drier fan, and drier element, and these are all sensed by the microprocessor and EEPROM, and the onboard electronic components control these peripheral electrical and mechanical devices that make up all what the washing machine and drier does.
When something goes wrong with a programme, or that of a device failure, the slave programme selector "aborts" the programme sellected, or that when it moves on to a programme such as rinse and drain, if something is wrong with peripherals it shall again "abort its programme", and this is when the microprocessor commands the slave programme selector to rotate around to find a reset/off position on the front panel programme select icons.
As yet, I am in the process of trying to find out what it is exactly that causes the programme selector to abort and begin rotating around. That is, the aborting programme selector and rotation of the switch can develop under a variety of different conditions.
The service manual for the WD 10 is very expensive at about £30 for a couple of dozen photostats, but it does clearly begin to work over the entire machine bit by bit as though you were a captain of an airliner getting ready to take of with the pre-flight check list.
This does not help the ordinary person get their machine working again, or does it fully explain the rotating programme selector. The service manual does appear to be designed for engineers prepairing to renevate the whole machine.
Obviously, one would automatically suspect the bottom water pump, and this could be a blocked filter, but it could also be a faulty pressure switch. Anway, the list of most common faults with the WD 10 is worn or uneven electric motor brushes, open circuit temperature probes or thermistors, condensation on the Ariston FE circuit board causing short circuiting and damage, or similar condensation and short circuiting where the edge connector plug fits onto the programme selector.
Please be aware that every attempted fault repair must be accompanied by a "reset proceedure" with withdrawing all mains power and selecting the black dot or reset position on the programme selector.
This reset preceedure must be accompanied by a knowledge that electrostatic charges and EEPROM memory must either drain out of the electronic components or sense the peripheral mode of the washing machine components before reset. The time interval is equal to or greater than 30s or equal to approximately 3-4 minutes between resets when ALL SWITCHES ARE OFF AND MAINS POWER IS COMPLETELY REMOVED when commanding the reset proceedure.
Anyway, try checking the filter and bottom pump, the motor brushes, the thermistors, the micro interlock door locking mechanism, and the pressure switch by substitution and elimination, and then take a look at the back of the programme selector as well as the main Ariston FE circuit board for burning, then go through the reset proceedure carefully.
All the best in getting your Indesit WD 10 working properly. Meanwhile, if you yourself find anything obvious about peripher devices on the machine, please send me an email to Email:email@example.com.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Same prob here, getting the landlord to replace the machine as it is a useless pile of junk currently available for bout £80 of the net.
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