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Zanussi model FA1035E

Sorry for posting here but rather desperate & friggin' annoyed with machine I bought in Spain for our holiday home. 2 yr guarantee. Trouble was from the very start, told shop, they kept messing us about with saying engr was coming but he didn't come when meant to on numerous occasions & we live in the UK so were not there if he showed up other times. Guarantee ran out so we've had English engr come out to advise. Basically, what happens is we pit it on cottons 40 wash, the long one & after washing the thingseems to want to drain as we hear drain noise but it goes into a mad spin then stops abruptly. Does it again after few mins. Generally, it then won't let me drain manually. HOWEVER, as we found with English engr helping us it does work on the rapid wash. Engr says he feels it is overheating on longer wash & sensors are not then working. On 30 mins rapid wash it's ok. Any more thoughts ? Thanks.

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  • Morerosado May 11, 2008

    Not a solution to MY problem though.

  • Morerosado Jul 05, 2008

    Having just spent almost a month in Spain we managed to just use the rapido wash function without the machine malfunctioning. We used the washer around 5 times without it playing up.

  • cb269 Aug 06, 2008

    sorry i´m spanish and i don´t write a perfect inglish. My zanussi doesn´t work
    When you turn the piece of plastic to select cotton and degree... and push the start button. It doesn´t work the finish led flashing four time and it´s the only thing that it do.

  • mrycro Apr 14, 2009

    I have a 5year old Zanussi FA1035E.
    The door will not open.
    I drained some water out with the emergency emptying hose and checked the filter. Since then I have run a number of programs ranging from rinse and spin to a full program.
    All programs seem to have run through properly, but the door remains locked with the washing inside.
    any advise on what to try next ?

  • Reg1949 Jul 16, 2010

    The finish LED flashing 4 times indicates that the door is not closing. It seems to click shut firmly so may be a switch problem. Has anyone managed to fix this?



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Just to let anyone know that releasing the door lock on the FA1035E was quite easy, after unplugging the top came off after removing 2 screws from the back ,
after that it was possible to get my hand down to back of lock , after a couple of probes with a screwdriver into the lock and then some moving of the lock casing it came free. It has worked perfectly since then

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I suspect the tacho coil on the end of the motor is breaking down after being on for a long time. or possibly the magnet in the centre of the coil is broken. not sure they still do, but zanussie used to do a tacho kit as a spare

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