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Siemens 16s480 takes forever to wash warm and seems to not

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Siemens 16s480 takes forever to wash warm and seems to not reach the preset temperature. 7 years old. Replace or repair?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 3 years ago.

KevinWhiteJA :

Hi, welcome to Just answer

KevinWhiteJA :

Please tell me its complete model number

KevinWhiteJA :

it seems the heating element assembly is bad however, it is always better to test it before replacement

Customer:

wm16s480sn from January 2007

KevinWhiteJA :

OK, if the water is draining fine and everything else works fine then it is the heating element assembly that will need replacement ... a new one will cost you around £30

Customer:

okay , sounds like a worth while repair - should be straight forward to do for experienced DIY?

KevinWhiteJA :

Yes, check this Video it is not for your washer however, will give you an idea on how it is done

Customer:

thx - could not find heater for s480 but one listed for 460/470 - do you know if it's the same?

KevinWhiteJA :

s470 and s760/s761 are almost same

Customer:

ok, will dismantle and have a look. Thx, enjoy your evening.

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