When you get the door ligh flashing is the door actually locked so you cannot open it?
No, it doesn't lock.
I've lifted the lid off the top of the washing machine and the loud clunking noise is coming from the locking mechanism 100%.
If I give the mechanism a budge from inside with the washing machine off and then switch it back on, sometimes it will make the clunking noise once or twice but then the cycle will start. Then it trips the electric after a few minutes.
I would guess this means it's not the locking mechanism directly causing the issue or it wouldn't trip the electric once the cycle is started?
I thought of buying a new locking mechanism online to test but for the life of me can not get it detached from the machine and no online spares website show the model listed.
So I tried doing the cycle once more and this time, the cycle ran for much longer, tripped the electric but a strong smell of burning was emanating from the machine.
It's hard to pin-point the exact location of the burning smell. I've take a peek at the rear control board but can see no signs of burning.
I guess I will need to take out the possible options and give them a sniff up close to detect what the burning is coming from.
I tried this washing machine this morning before ringing an engineer to come out and this time all the lights flashed and error F06 appeared on the front panel.
Does this coincide or help you pinpoint the issue?
Will this error be for a part that I can buy and change myself for cheaper than an engineer to come out?