Ok so the fault now is when you try and start the washer going are you getting error code E40?
Have you already replaced the dryer element?
Ok if its showing ED4 again then its more then likely the dryer heater has failed again.
These are a big problem on these as if they don't use the dryer often then what happens moisture builds up inside the dryer element and cause the insulation in the dryer heater to fail and this messes the electronics up and creates the ed4 error code and stops the washer from working.
If you disconnect the dryer heater then it should work as normal on wash again. But if you or who ever is using the washer don't use the dryer side then you can just leave it disconnected.
Or if you do replace the dryer heater and you need to run the dryer at least 2-3 times a month and that will stop this from happeing again.
If you need anymore info just get back to me.
Ok so when you disconnect the 4 heater wires is it still doing the same in the washer will lock and then the start light flashing?
As at one point in you question you say you get E41 error code are you still getting this?
Ok the E41 error code is a door related fault which is different from the ed4 error code.
Usually the E41 error code is either the door not closed, The metal pin in the door handle has come up so its not lining up in the lock when you close the door or the door lock itself is the fault.
What you can try first is remove the screws on the inside of the door and then use a small flat bladed screwdriver and split the door.
From there you will see the metal pin in the door handle. Make sure its pushed all the way down into the rim of the door.
But if that's all ok and you still get the E41 error code and its not starting up then its going to be a faulty door lock.
But thinking about the ED4 error code this may have been from the prev time you fixed it as the error codes don't erase themselves you need to do it otherwise it just stays in the memory of the control board so if you try and get the error code it my have shown the ED4 error code from 2 years ago,
But if the washer isn't stating but it just clicks then its something to do with the door lock usually the lock is the fault as over the years ive replaced loads of them for this fault.
Ok sometimes the door lock can play up so that could be why it started up when you checked the dryer.
But when you set the dryer going it doesn't get hot straight away it will take about 5 mins before you start to feel any heat from there.
But check it out tomorrow and see what you find. Are you quite handy at diy repairs on machines? As if you want I can get you the service manual for this.
Click here for the manual then you can download and save it as that may help you when you are with the washer tomorrow.
Hi just finished the checks starting with door and it door lock seems to be ok. I put it on dryer cycle with the top off and drum rotating ok and fan came on. Let it run for over 6 mins but duct remained cold. Then removed all connections from heater element again and with the element disconnected the machine operates on the wash cycles (unlike the original test I did) Looks like as a minimum the element is definitely faulty so I plan to replace this and see how it goes.
Ok replace the dryer element and fingers crossed this will sort it. As if the dryer isn't heating if it was anything else it will give a different error code. As its not then its a good chance its just the element itself at fault here.
Let me know how it goes once you have replaced the heater.