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Washing machine woes (again)

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Washing machine woes (again)

No matter what cycle is used within a minute the clock starts clicking round & the light flashes 8 times
I have completed the reset cycle as per the info found last time around & to no avail
It is a AWD12 Margherita (Ariston) for those that do not know or new members since the last time I had to completely strip to repair the bearings etc
I have not taken the lid  off as yet
However accordng to http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/help/fix-it-yourself/fault-codes/laundry-fault-codes/3050-hotpoint-a-i... it is likely to be the F8 Heater relay stuck Check pressure connections for heater, wiring and module connections
As such I will check there 1st
P.S
Why do the call it the same as a mode of transport Cheesy
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TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

A quick search, does not show a heater relay for purchase Sad
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

Pull the relay, test it with a continuity meter then Google the part number as they tend to be off the shelf parts.
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

Sounds like a new machine might be the the most economic solution. With a family you can't be without a machine for more than a few days. ao.com is a good company for price and selection. Quick delivery as well.
TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

According to http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=199704
The Heater relay is on the PCB
could someone confirm
You can refer to the pictures in http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,125749.0.html if needs be Wink
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

What happens if you put it on a cold wash?
TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

Cheers Andy,
I have just put it on a cold wash albeit with an empty drum & it so far it lasted approx  minute or so longer before the clicking around of the timer
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

A quick update
What I though was a cold wash / obviously wasn't a cold wash, however it was a warm wash according to SWMBO (Whom is now laughing @ me Tongue )
She has put it on the alleged correct cold wash & it is completing it's cycle as it should (so far)
TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

Further update
It has completed the cold cycle without issue Smiley
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

5 minute job to swap a relay on a PCB - grab a cheap desoldering tool, heat the terminals with a soldering iron and suck out the excess solder, replace the relay then resolder.
TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

There is no problem with swapping them out, it's a case of being able to get hold of the replacement part & I am having no luck in finding one (as yet)
This site http://www.ransomspares.co.uk/parts/brands/ariston/washing-machines/awd12uk/default.htm?p=1&ps=50&se... started to look hopeful
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

I would get a multimeter and test the PCB - it might be a sensor or the heating element.
TORPC
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

ATM I am trying it on a quick 30 minute wash, which so far is going ok after approx 10 minutes, (where as earlier it wouldn't go past 1 minute)
Guessing that something was stuck & the cold wash cycle has somehow freed it up
Will see how it goes
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

Thanks to Andy's suggestion for trying the cold wash, has seemed to have cured the problem (for now @least) Smiley
SWMBO said she will test with a full load in the morning
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Re: Washing machine woes (again)

SWMBO has tested a quick 30 minute wash with a full drum & has worked without issue
She have tried a normal /. standard wash (clock clicks around after approx 1 minute or less)