Question about Washing Machines
Thanks for the tip. I thought I might elaborate on the problem before I touch anything.
It seems the machine is heating the water excessively to the point that steam comes out of the detergent drawer. This happens on all but 4 cycle settings. I thought it would be a problem with the thermostat maybe??
Yes, it is beginning to sound like the thermostat has failed. They usually fail the other way - refusing to heat the water.
A thermostat is a simple little 50p / $1 item if only you can find it, identify it and fit another yourself.
If you have to buy one from a spares dealer, x15 !
If you have to get a repair man to visit, x200 !!
If I were faced with this problem on my machine (being reasonably techy) I would initially disconnect the machine from the power supply, find the thermostat and cut it's wire off in such a way that it could be joined again afterwards (insulating both ends). Most clothes can be washed quite well in cold water.
Hope this helps a bit. Cheers, D.
PS Be prepared for the machine to throw a tantrum or fault code after disconnecting the thermostat - if it won't work at all with the wire cut we'll have to think of a "Plan B"
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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