Question about Washing Machines
Could any of you guys help with this big problem I'm having with our Hotpoint, I fiited a new timer (controller) and Motor to the machine yesterday. by the way the machine was working before hand but the motor was noisey and machine washed when it felt like it. after changing these parts the machine seemed dead. so I went back to the shop and he gave me another timer to try. fitted that and it still seemed dead, phoned the washing machine repair shop and he said to by pass the door lock as that could be the problem. I joined the two wires red/green and the brown/green together and presto the machine sprang to life. every thing worked fine except no door lock. I went back to the shop got a new door lock and fitted that. Machine dead!. I phoned the shop back up and he said maybe I had the wiring wrong on the door lock and try switching them round. I tried that. machine came on for about 5 seconds a small amount of smoke came from the timer ,then it tripped the fuse board out. I bypassed the switch again and the machine worked, but when I turned it off at the button on the machine it trips out the fuse board. even when I put all my old parts back in its still not working. it just trips the electric. I may have mixed the up the two connectors to the timer , ones purple and the others green not to sure if green is fitted at the top or bottom of the timer. also could you tell me which colour is the live to the door switch, brown/green or red/green.
This is a UK machine as I'm in the UK
something is going down to earth, start by unplugging the motor and retesting, if it doesn't trip them check the motor carbons etc, if it trips then check the heater element for contact down to earth, replace if needed etc, then check the outlet pump the same way if i have helped rate me please ps when working on machine remove from power supply
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
Your problem could be caused the interlock but it could also be that the machine is failing to drain in the time alllowed and therefore the machine will not spin, before buying a lock check the sump hose and pump area for blockages.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
Ok that rules out the heating element. There are a number of possible causes so bear with me while i go through them.
Can you open the door? If so leave it open then turn on the machine. Does it trip?
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
run the machine, after it trips, unplug and carefully touch the motor,it may have a bad capacitor, or dry bearings causing it to draw excessive current,if these 2 things are not it, then look for a bare wire that may be touching case during this part of the cycle,and if you can get an "Amprobe" it reads current and check machines current draw during the start to trip current
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
there is a few things that will do this to your electics 1st & formost if your trip switch is tripping off remember this is a safty device to prevent fire so ignoring the problem & switching the power back on to try again could run the risk of fire!!
when the power trips you will need to know at what point in the wash this happens if its when the machine is emptying then it would be a pump issue if the machine is emptying no problem then the issue is more likely to be the motor either of which would need to be replaced if you are having these problems.
on rare ocasions you can spring a leak & if water gets on the electrics this will also trip the power but this is 1 of the least likely posabilatys.. rest assured if the power is tripping off then your home electrics are working fine & to confirm all sockets run from 1 main fuse all lights run from a second main fuse then there is a few other bits that run on there on fuses too i.e. cooker, power shower etc.. remember always get a qualified electrician to work on your electrics to ensure the job is carried out correctly
Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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