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Gareth James Posted on Jun 17, 2007
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Machine not starting at all.

A recently visiting 'washing machine expert' and I are baffled. I have a Hotpoint BWM20 washing machines which has recently just stopped working. When we try and select any programme, then press the 'on' button, the timer clicks round 1 notch but then nothing happens, at all (not even the usual drum 'jerk' to check the drum isn't jammed). We have: - checked water supply, fine. - changed the pump, no difference. - checked all hoses for blockages, nothing. - checked for loose connections, none obvious. - checked the belt and drum (fine + spin ok by hand) The power and timer seem fine. The only thing that we have spotted is that, once the timer has clicked a notch, there is a 'white box' at the rear bottom of the washing machines which makes an electrical 'buzzing' noise. Any thoughts / tips out there, or is this lovely white good heading for the scrap heap? Many thanks

  • Gareth James Jun 21, 2007

    Thanks for the input tresilla... I think for £75 + P&P + fitting; it's going to be heading for the tip and us out shopping for a new machine! Just can't justify spending that much on a gamble...

    Thanks for the 2nd opinion... what a waste for the sakes of a small board with a copper coil on it...!


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Its the door switch not making contact

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The white box you refer to contains the main module which drives the whole issue. with no start, this module is probably faulty and is an expensive part


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