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Hi Rob - Perfect! - came out a treat. Drum now out; the next stage is also tricky - a further simple question if I may - the locking screw on the pulley is stock fast; I've managed to break two hex drives on it already trying to loosen and remove it - any tips?
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Yes, it is the pulley bolt. If it's like everything else on this machine it's been smothered in Locktite.
Brilliant! Bearings exchanged, smooth as silk; now all that remains is the chore of putting it ll back together; with a bit of luck all in the fight places.
Very grateful for all your advice. Spot on!!
Hi again Rob,
I wonder if I can have your expertise one more time - everything is back together, fingers and thumbs ruined, no leaks, but I think I've made a wiring / connection mistake somewhere. I colour-coded all the connections before disassembly and I thought I had put them al back the way they were.
I tested several wash programmes on the control panel. Same result on all:
1. switch on, light flashes as usual, sets programme
2. water starts (both feeds), drum fills to about 1 inch above bottom of drum; then after about 15 secords -
3. drum empties and control panel goes into click-and-turn mode.
4. Motor does not turn.
If I select spin only the motor does turn, at normal slow wash speed, then after about 20 seconds pump activates, then 10 seconds later goes into click-and-turn with pump still running with light flashing steady..
The indicator light shows steady blink (1 second) during this click-and-turn.
Door lock functions OK.
Even before the bearings problem the machine would very occasionally have a click-and-turn moment, but starting it off again after a short break seemed to solve it.
Is there anything I can do?
Hi Rob - I've checked the pressure hose - I disconnected it from the pressure switch and blew down it - all clear. I also blew gently into the switch - clicked on and off OK (but it could still be buggered!).
Oddly, the drying cycle seems to work OK, but since the element failed a few years ago and I never replaced it that's not of much use.
I've just found out something else a bit odd.
After leaving mains power off for about 10 minutes and the control set to standby (black dot); switching on mains causes a couple of seconds of rapid flashing (resetting programme to 'nul'?) then slow flashing, as I would expect. Then, after about 20 seconds with no programme selected it goes in to click-and-turn with the pump running.
Weird! I think a gnome is living in the machine.
From power off (at end-of-cycle setting):
Power on, then
3 rapid flashes
11 slow flashes
light goes off for 5 seconds and turn-and click starts,
light resumes on slow flash.
Pressure-switch test seems OK - blowing into it there's a single click, then click off when pressure released.
See the last but one error, this is also pointing toward the level switch.
Is it possible that it got knocked or got water in it?
Have a look here, this is 2nd hand, but may be worth a try
Sincere apologies for bothering you yet again - I got that pressure switch this morning, fitted it, no difference I'm afraid.
The machine sequence on any end-of-cycle setting (black dot) is:
3 rapid flashes followed by 11 slow flashes, then pump switches on (it works) and then continuous click-and-turn with pump still running.
If set on any wash cycle and switched on the sequence is:
3 rapid flashes then fill starts (both cold and hot); water switches off after water level is clearly visible; wait about 5 seconds then pump starts, after a further few seconds goes into click-and-turn with pump still running.
I didn't test the replacement pressure switch (by blowing into it to listen for two sets of clicks), just fitted it exactly as it arrived.
Could the second-hand pressure switch also be faulty?
I've checked all the connections several times; I'm reasonably sure everything is connected as it should be, but I'm at my wits end as to what to do next; by funds are now at zero to do any more; if I had any funds at all I would give you a bonus through this site, you've been absolutely brilliant.
Apart from taking a lump-hammer to the whole thing, what more can I do?