I am afraid to buy a washing machine, everytime i find one i like, always i end up reading reviews on it about poor quality and breaking down/long repairs from owners of the machines...I cannot afford to buy a problematic machine...really want an energy efficent machine also
I am now paralized to buying any brand of washer
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Re: how to pick a washing machine that wont break!
(I probably shouldn't say this)
I would reccommend a Bosch product.
Their build quality just seems better. Most of the parts are well thought-out, and not over-designed to be the thinnest and cheapest like other brands.
I would steer clear of "own brands" as these may be cheaper, but often lack durability.
I have had several Bosch appliances over the years. They are solid, dependable, and if spares are needed, they are always stocked. Not that I've actually needed any!
In in doubt - buy the simplest machine to do the job. You don't need 1001 sensors to tell you that you've put shirts in with towels. Just stick to a knob controller , or push button for temperature selection and there is less to go wrong.
Keep it simple.
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DE MEAN'S DOOR ERROR,There is a little magnet that detects if the lid is open or closed & this magnet always falls off into the machine then pumped away. (If it gets past the pump with out jamming it).you can't just buy the magnet you have to buy a whole new top & most of the time this cause's the computer to fail as well,So it could end up costing a fortune even up to the amount you could have bought a new one my advice get rid of the samsung & buy a new lg the sooner you do that the sooner you start saving money in washing machine repairs.
because the same sort of thing happens right across the board they are all making the machines with cheap parts not only should there be alot more recalls but the whole industry needs a big kick up the bum about the quality of the products its bad for the enviroment repairers charge so much to fix em its not worth so we buy a new one and we know who wins there then your old one gets dumped into the enviroment years before it should of.
Never reach inside the washing machine with it connected to the mains. The door interlock is always live.
There are several reasons why a Hotpoint door could be jammed shut.
•A broken door catch or door frame where the door catch screws in (they are rubbish on many Hotpoints - always breaking) you can sometimes get the door open if you push the door firmly in as you open it
•If there is water still inside the washing machine, then the door wont open either on these Hotpoint washing machines (not on some others though) If this is the case, when you try to open the door the ****** won't try to move down at all. You can open the door usually if you drain the machine. (only applicable with door interlocks that have a rubber pressure hose attached to them)
•A faulty door interlock
•The pressure chamber can be blocked on some earlier Hotpoint washing machines which gives the same effect as having water in the machine. Basically the washer "thinks" there is water in when there isn't. This would require the washing machine being stripped down to remove and clean the pressure chamber bottle. This cause is only applicable to washing machines where a small rubber hose is connected to the door interlock. This hose allows the door mechanism to be locked and unlocked by air pressure activated by water rising inside the pressure chamber bottle attached at the other end on the tub. Gunge can block the very small aperture where the pressure hose fits to the pressure chamber bottle.
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I had the same issue with FAV9800AWW, the Quick Spin Test showed "Machine cannot spin because the unbalance circuit is always open or out of range." Removed the Tub Displacement Sensor, disconnected the wire harness to the sensor, and found corrosion between the contacts, especially on the 12V DC pin. When I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and soft brush, discovered that the trace had corroded away, and so the board was not receiving the 12V DC input. Also had checked on the pins of the blue/white (signal) and pink (gnd), and was always negligible millivolt reading. The part number is Whirlpool 12002194. Ordered it from Appliance Parts Pros after reading various reviews. I found it cheaper other places, but those places got too many poor reviews for my taste.
Plug off the wall; open up behind; check to see that all connections are firm fixed. Due to vibrations, etc, some may have come loose - to give you wrong or no data. People always want to sell you something.....always, service is quite another story..............................Read the manual carefully.