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I have a hoover performa 1100 and twice this year (2nd time last night, 1st time 2 months ago), it has exploded with a loud bang followed by a burning/singed smell and smoke. It is 8 years old. It has happened when I leave it powered on after the wash say for 10 minutes or longer (without collecting the washing).

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  • scopsm Jul 19, 2008

    So is it time to get a new washing machine which I am thinking of doing in case this one goes on fire the next time?

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Mains filter capacitor usually goes with a bang and puff of smoke it is usually located near to where the mains cable enters the machine fixed to the rear panel by a nut the main cable is connected directly to it then the cables from it feed power to the machine. the capacitor is usually round in shape and has four connections onto it

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  • ken pawson Jul 19, 2008

    the part to repair it is relatively inexpensive (under £20) and can be obtained from any good washing machine repair shop

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