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Wash motor fault

This has been comming up every few months for nearly two years. Normal solution is to switch everything off ie re boot. This time no luck, took the back off dirve belt is fine, drum and motor move by hand, but on any program the motor is not roating ( I watched with back off). Water fill and drain works just fine and we are not overloading.

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  • Paul Citro
    Paul Citro Nov 03, 2007

    I am constantly getting a motor protection fault error. I checked the motor brushes they are fine. I even burnished the communicators. I found that if I hold the control buttons down long enoughI can over ride the fault but it takes me an extra 5 to 10 minutes standing in front of the washer pressing buttons and holding them down. Once it gets started though it goes thru the entire cycle OK. How can I turn this fault thing off?

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have had the same problem over the last weeks with W640.'Wash motor Fault it says. What does that actually mean? Or is it a heading for a multitude of possible faults.Switching all off and back on- seems to still work- but I need to do it more often/ or a couple of times before the 'trick 'seems to work.
    Does it mean the machine is on it's last legs?

  • debden2897 Oct 23, 2008

    have an asko w640 about 8 years old- have a wash motor code- it drains and fills fine, washes intermittently if i only put in a very small load, spins out okay with a small load. Will not spin or tumble with a normal load. If i need to clean brushes, how do I do that, or is the motor shot? Also would like to find a service manual to repair it ourself but cant. Have tried all the searches on the web with no luck? can anyone offer any advise?



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We got the same problem 2 weeks ago. Overode it by swiching everything off and then back on, wish we hadn't as te machine stopped washing 1 week later. Motor has gone $300 and it took the electronic controler out as well $300. Labour $100 plus call out $95. It'sa serious falut and should get it fixed which begs the question why have fault indicator ro this problem if you cna overide it. In addition you probbaly have a minor water leak from above the motor, which can be fixed with silicone. Asko saya it's machine lasts 20 years, think again as for a $1900 machine very disappointed. Australia

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If the problem is fixed by switching the machine on and off, think about one thing: The ON/OFF switch is there bacuse when the machine is not in use, it shall be turned off.

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Sounds like its just time for as motor. The motor is covered for 5 years parts only and 3 years parts and labor. Otherwise expect to pay about $180 for the part from an asko dealer. Only one I know of in the US is American Appliance in denver. 303 777 0993. Good Luck!

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