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Hi Our Miel W830 front loader is not spinning for the wash cycle and the drain/spin cycle. Water fills up and drains the machine itself does not spin at all.

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  • Mitieli Bovoro Aug 21, 2010

    Sorry for the late response Had to go and vote - National Elections in Australia today. Have lifted the top. Seen a black tube connected to the drum but no switch attached to it. Just to explain problem again. When we turn machine on to "quick wash" the "on" light comes on then water starts to fill up. "Pre-wash" light goes on then "Main Wash" goes on. The light for Rinse and rinse hold comes on while the main wash is on and flickers.


    When we change the selection button from Quick wash to Drain the water starts to empty out. Even when we change the selector button to "Spin" the drum does not spin at all.


    In all the above the drum never spins at all. We can hear and see the water filling up and emptying but there is no spinning of the drum to indicate its in washing or spinning mode.


    Thanks
    Miti

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Hi.

If washer starts filling, then suddenly drains all water and quits, you usually fix the problem replacing the inlet valve. First ensure that there is enough pressure at inlet , and that inlet hose is not kinked or blocked.

If the inlet valve is not the problem, test pressure switch and timer board. Problem is usually the inlet solenoid valve.

If the machine fills completely and get stuck before spinning, with cycle hanging there for a while, then replace the pressure switch.

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There is a device that tells the machine when it is full and therefore when to start the agitation. You need to lift the top and look for a tube that connects to the drum and has a switch attached to it. The fix is to remove the switch and clean it and the tube out.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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