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Electrolux EWF1495 - LCD dead, door locked no knob function

I was attempting to put a second load of washing on tonight. I turned the knob to a different setting and the machine completely died. At first i had no functionality or what seemed no power at all. Screen would not light up, door would open and shut & the dial would not make any changes at all. I turned the machine off at the mains. Turned it back on about 20min later the LCD screen is still not functioning and the door is now locked with the orange led on the door on and i cant open the door. Turning the dial to differnet setting made the machine make a grinding noise at first but now i have nothing but the door light on and the door permanently locked. Any ideas on what the problem is ? I purchased this machine in 2006.

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Maybe that the door is shut "mechanically" but the micro-switch that indicate the control unit that door is shut,is faulty.

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www.electrolux.com.auGo here and type in the model in the search bar and download the manual for the machine this will help

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
(manual first then a possible cause of the 'EF')

I'm so sorry but this forum is not able, nor in a position, to supply any type of manual, installation instructions, electrical or schematic diagrams direct; it's just made up of ordinary guys and gals, probably at home and from all over the world, with experience of addressing problems and giving guidance for free on the web ;-0)
Also members on Fixya are not 'affiliated' to, or representative of, any manufacturer at all, just using their experience gained probably over many years.
Manual
You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make model number) washer manual' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount.
You could also try the manufacturer's web site direct ;-0)

'EF' = Error Filter (?)
I do not have this error code in my list for Electolux washers, however I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

From your desciption it seems to be indicating that there is a problem either with the door lock or more likely the door locked sensor requiring a service call, sorry ;-0(

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Thanks and good luck!
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