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#1 applison

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:43 AM

Hi, I'm having a problem with this machine for a while and have just put up with it, but would like to know if its fixable before saving money for a new one.

Basically, it loads fine, both hot and cold ( sometimes it will beep at the beginning, but this is very rare), then after the long/short wash, on the first led of the rinse cycle, it just stops.
It doesn't continue, and the tub is still full of water. Sometimes it will just stay like that, and sometimes it will beep. But it doesn't get past that stage.

The only way to get it going again, which doesn't always work, is to unplug it for a bit, plug it back in and start at the rinse cycle again. But again, sometimes it takes 4 or 5 times of plugging in/out, or several hours before it continues and completes properly.


Is there a way to fix or find out what is the error?



*Also, just in the meantime, that is, when it does work, what is the best way to clean it. At the moment, there is some black looking stuff that attaches itself to the clothes, like lint or something. it looks like grease, but it must be black lint, as it comes off by hand. I remember reading once to do full wash cycle with only hot water and maybe something added ( baking soda? ), but I cant remember exactly.



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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

pulled some things apart and flipped it on it front 90deg :)


tested the cold and hot inputs with the continuity and on the 200ohm setting

on continuity : Cold = 78/79 Hot = 80
on 200ohm: Cold = 61.6/7 Hot = 62.8/9


On the Motor pump underneath, it looks good, all clean, like new really. I took the plastic cover off where the green socket plugs into.
I tested the two plugs/pins that are close to each other ( that the green socket plugged into):
With the setting on 200ohms it jumps between 34.6-34.9

I unplugged the black output tube as well, nothing in the tube or the holes where the pump goes.
underneath is pretty clean too !



I connected it all back up.

Is there anything I should check/test while its still on it's front, as I want to stand it back up as soon as I can.

Should I spray anything on the motor, wd40 or something?

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

no dont spray anything on the motor. The codes are stored in the memory of the board, to get to them, you'd need to become an apprentice, so that we can get you a service manual. This will also get you a list of what the codes mean, and how to fix it.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 02:54 AM

DIAGNOSTIC MODE
Turn the power on at the power point but off at the machine.
Press and hold the WASH TEMP DOWN button and then the POWER button until the machine gives 2 short beeps and lights up.
Release buttons when the beeps indicate diagnostic mode has been entered.
The SmartOrive is now in diagnostic mode. To obtain the last fault code, (Phases 1, 2 and 3 only, press the ADVANCE button once, then)
press the SPIN SPEED UP button three times so that the Hold and Slow LEOs are illuminated.
The eight wash progress LEDs will now show the last fault in a binary code.
On LW models, there is no window for the Long Wash LED, but the LED is still visible under the panel for diagnostic purposes.
The value of each LED is shown below.
Add up the value of the LEDs illuminated to obtain the fault code number, then refer to the Detailed Fault Codes section of this manual.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:59 AM

no dont spray anything on the motor. The codes are stored in the memory of the board, to get to them, you'd need to become an apprentice, so that we can get you a service manual. This will also get you a list of what the codes mean, and how to fix it.


by motor I meant the drain pump/fins :P so its not a good idea to ever spray wd40 onto it?


DIAGNOSTIC MODE



I did that before I did all of the above in my second post, no lights were lit.

It's still on it's front, anything else I can do from underneath before I stand it up again?




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