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we have a direct drive 7.5 kg LG machine, WM 16331 FD. all power is on to the machine, all panel lights are on. Door is shut, start button is flashing but nothing happens when we push this switch for a go. Thought for some reason it may be a problem with the interlock but on second thoughts maybe not. Any ideas welcomed. Machine is seven years old now.
Hi and thanks, XXXXX XXXXX the delay, may be due to time zone differences. Right in answer, yes the lights, as I put it, are the same as normal except the 'door locked' light does not show. We do not get any error codes come up to indicate what the problem may be. Although the machine is seven or so years old it does not deal with excessive loads or runs as we are just a couple, children long since left to their own homes. Oh and there is not any movement on the door either up or down when closed.
Hi Gary. Many thanks for your ideas on our problem. I did think first of all that the switch may be the problem but thought I should get a second opinion. I have seen a short video on how to change these types of switches and it seems very straightforward. I do have a clear idea of these mechanical things as I spent over 50 years as an engineer and do at present enjoy building and running miniature steam locomotives. So I will try to obtain one of these and replace it before taking up any more thoughts, let us hope it works once again. Thanks again for your input. Stan
Hi again, no there was never any indication of an insult, and I do appreciate how difficult it must be 'talking' with somebody you can't see and is many miles away. As for steam locomotives, I am afraid my Wife and family will not allow me to sell any of my (Six to date) locomotives. They all carry some memories from over the many years building them. The latest I purchased from a dear friends widow in Ontario Canada after he passed away. I had it shipped over here to the UK and finished it off, it know takes pride of place when we have running days at our club track. Oh well back to the more mundane things like washing machines. If I may I will let you know how things turn out. Thanks again Gary, regards XXXXX XXXXX
Sorry Gary. New switch interlock fitted today, no difference, no action frthe washing machine. Since we have had this machine, seven years or so, it has not been without a few very small problems, now this is something else. As we do need to provide clean clothing on a fairly regular basis we have decided to go that big step forward and purchase a new machine. However i will persevere with the old one to see if it can be fixed economically. If so we will place it as a reserve for the entire family. I appreciate your input on this as I have no idea about the PCB world of today, just like motor vehicles, they are fine while they work, when that stops they are a real financial liabilty. many thanks once agaion, keep up the good work. Stan.
Harness and all three wires appeared to be fine, did check for a second time to make sure it was in the correct way around, but of course it will only go in one way. Did make sure plug was fully home and tried again,. Still nothing. We do take a realistic approach to all these white goods these days, with a general check on total prices over the period of ownership these things work out fairly economical, the problem is of course that all of a sudden we are faced with a fairly high outlay when we were not expecting it. If you can compare the cost of this particular machine some seven years ago at £400 GBP to the average use of three times a week it works out to a failry low total per week, A 'new' machine with possible up grades to all ot the systems is still aoround the same price here in the UK, so that has convinced us to take a chance.and go for new. Again many thanks, XXXXX XXXXX investigatingand let yopu know if a fairly early result is obtained. (Just out of interest where in the US are you located approximately.)