Ariston frontloader - dial spinning around and won't start a cycle
I have a 3 year old Ariston Margherita front loading washing machine (5kg) and recently it has been making loud noises during the spinning cycle, sort of like it's grating on something. Intermitantly, I have had the problem of when I put it on, the dial just constantly turns around and it makes a really loud noise whilst doing it. Everytime I have turned it on in the last 3 days it keeps doing it.
When I've had this problem before, turning the machine off and unplugging it for half an hour has worked, but it's not now.
I'm hoping that I can fix it myself, as I don't have a lot of money to get it repaired. Can anyone shed some light on my problem before my house is over run with dirty washing?!!!
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Re: Ariston frontloader - dial spinning around and won't...
Your bearings are almost certainly gone which would explain the noise not an easy job or cheap . Normally it would consist of a tub change or at best a bearing hub . As for the clicking round of the selector Iwould suggest poss the heater or brush fault. As ofr price you'd have to ask your local repair man. Worst case sinario approx £200 .00
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According to the instruction book - it appears the machine has been stopped mid cycle then re-started. Switch machine off, turn control knob to a solid circle symbol (they are after every set cycle). Switch machine back on and lights will flash and program is reset. You can then select wash cycle as normal.
To start ensure that machine is well balanced, and that the load is well distributed inside the drum.
If the problem is not balancing, then the most common is a broken drum bearing spider or a bad drum bearing. A symptom of drum bearing problems is the drum having excessive play when you spin by hand. Also struts and springs must be checked.
I have an Ariston Margherita AL128 and the same problem happened. After skimming through the manual, it occurred to me that it could be the pump that's causing not to drain or spin anymore. Dislodge the white covering infront (just located at the bottom). Once opened, unscrew the black button at the right hand side. Once open, check for blockages like coins, loose items, even lint. This worked for me and saved me $$$!!!! Now my Ariston is back to its superb performance. Do read the manula once in a while, it does help!
to reset the dial, switch the power off, then turn the dial to a dot on the selection then switch the power on, the light should flash about 3-4 times this should be it reset.
for the machine to start doing this mid cyle though usually indicates something is wrong, i would hazard a guess at the pump filter is blocked and the mahine was trying to drain at the time it started clicking.
the best thing to do is empty the machine manually by placing the outlet hose into a bucket or large dish, once empty remove the plastic kick plate on the bottom of the machine and behind this you will find the filter.
before you unscrew the filter you will need to place some towels or old cloths on the floor as there will still be water left in the pipes, remove filter and any foreign objects (possibly coins, hair clips etc) and then screw back in. job done.
hope this helps
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