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Intermittent power supply

This inbuilt unit has suddenly started to have no power when the door is open at certain angles. I have checked the supply to the unit and it is all OK. Do you think that there is a loose connection around the door hinges and if so is this something that can be fixed?

You help is much appreciated.

Regards

Mark

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  • markjUK Sep 08, 2008

    Thanks for this as it's what I expected to be wrong. However it wasn’t the problem.



    I took the machine apart to check which wires were carrying current and they were all dead. Further investigation showed a bizarre problem. The reason the power was going off intermittently was because the wall socket had become stuck to the back of the unit and kept disconnecting with slight movement. The heat of the wash cycle had melted the unit’s insulation onto the plug gluing it in place.



    Took a while to fix but at least I saved myself bill for new parts!



    Thanks

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Check the wires as they pass out the door. Repeated bending can cause breaks. (sometimes the wires will be separated inside the insulation, making it more difficult to find than if the wire breaks in two)

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Sep 08, 2008

    Yes , that sure was an unusual condition. I'm glad you were able to find the problem. Thanks for the followup info !

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