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Old 06-10-2013, 10:06   #46
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

My neighbor had what i think was a virus on her PC so i wiped and reloaded it.

He she couldn't access any websites because the settings on PC kept trying to use a proxy server and if u tried changing it would change right back and if u tried running an antivirus it would cause PC to just hang.
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
and you made 3.50 out of it
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Old 07-10-2013, 20:27   #49
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
That's an excellent result. Can't help wondering how many breakdowns could be so easily resolved.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Quite a lot, many of the washing machine repairs I go to are for blocked filters or jammed pump impellers.

Most machine you don't even have to take the back off to gain access to the pump as it's situated behind the kick plate at the bottom of the machine. The hard bit is to get the water out of machine without flooding the kitchen floor.
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Old 08-10-2013, 13:56   #51
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Quite a lot, many of the washing machine repairs I go to are for blocked filters or jammed pump impellers.

Most machine you don't even have to take the back off to gain access to the pump as it's situated behind the kick plate at the bottom of the machine. The hard bit is to get the water out of machine without flooding the kitchen floor.
I have a strange fault. My washing machine was cutting out mid wash the run/pause was flashing and nothing helped it would not start back up. I cleaned the filter. Upon pulling the washing machine out it worked again pushed it in and it failed. It runs full cycle pulled out . I have checked for loose connections inside. Any ideas. It is s whirlpool btw
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Is it plugged into the mains behind the machine if so check if the plug is pushed fully in or if the socket is dodgy try wiggling the plug and seeing if the machine cuts out.

The other thing it could be is syphoning. Is your drain hose pushed down a drain pipe or is connected to the plumbing under the sink? If the former check the hose isn't going right down to the bottom of the pipe. Pulling the machine out could be pulling the hose back up the pipe stopping it syphoning

also what is the model of the machine?
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I have a strange fault. My washing machine was cutting out mid wash the run/pause was flashing and nothing helped it would not start back up. I cleaned the filter. Upon pulling the washing machine out it worked again pushed it in and it failed. It runs full cycle pulled out . I have checked for loose connections inside. Any ideas. It is s whirlpool btw
Kinked / blocked waste pipe?
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Fixed the power switch on our dishwasher for the second time. It's a Hoover HEDS 668 and the mount where the switch is located started to disintegrate so I drilled a couple of holes further down, used a couple of tie wraps and it was ok for about a year then the plastic started to disintegrate even more so the ties were no good, had to drill through the front of the face plate, add a lid off of a drinks bottle and again use ties to secure the switch through the face plate.
What I'm wondering is why is the plastic becoming brittle and disintegrating.
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What I'm wondering is why is the plastic becoming brittle and disintegrating.
Poor quality plastic everything is built as cheaply as possible these days.
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Fixed the paper holder on a lever arch file. Spring had come out.
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Kinked / blocked waste pipe?
I did look and it appears that it does not kink as it flows out and the top of the machine stops it short of hitting the pipe pushed back. My old man said it might be flow and the stopping a time based error. Need to wait till it happens again now lol

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Is it plugged into the mains behind the machine if so check if the plug is pushed fully in or if the socket is dodgy try wiggling the plug and seeing if the machine cuts out.

The other thing it could be is syphoning. Is your drain hose pushed down a drain pipe or is connected to the plumbing under the sink? If the former check the hose isn't going right down to the bottom of the pipe. Pulling the machine out could be pulling the hose back up the pipe stopping it syphoning

also what is the model of the machine?

It does not switch off it errors

It fits behind in a pipe but there is a ring on the pipe stops it going to far ( I believe will check that)

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I cant find this particular model in the whirlpool range only a zanussi. Do you get any fault codes on the display if it has one ie F07 or does any other lights flash when it stops.
Could you post a picture of the machine as this could help me identify the model.
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That's an excellent result. Can't help wondering how many breakdowns could be so easily resolved.
There's nothing in the back of them, a drum, motor, pump and some wires. The pump was the first thing I went for was the pump for some strange reason. It worked and is still working so everyone is happy.

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I have a strange fault. My washing machine was cutting out mid wash the run/pause was flashing and nothing helped it would not start back up. I cleaned the filter. Upon pulling the washing machine out it worked again pushed it in and it failed. It runs full cycle pulled out . I have checked for loose connections inside. Any ideas. It is s whirlpool btw
Sounds like your control board has had it's day. Is it still under warranty?

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I cant find this particular model in the whirlpool range only a zanussi. Do you get any fault codes on the display if it has one ie F07 or does any other lights flash when it stops.
Could you post a picture of the machine as this could help me identify the model.
sorry my old one was Whirlpool it is a Zanusi lol there is no display the pause play button just flashes

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There's nothing in the back of them, a drum, motor, pump and some wires. The pump was the first thing I went for was the pump for some strange reason. It worked and is still working so everyone is happy.

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Sounds like your control board has had it's day. Is it still under warranty?

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That was my bonus for the day.
unfortunately not its not been used much. It is working now which is of course strange but when it dies I will buy cheap and not expect it to last lol
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