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Washing machine ZWC 1300W Runs programme works. Rest of

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Washing machine ZWC 1300W
Runs programme works. Rest of machine doesn't. Water and power present No sign of drum rotating.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
programme which seems to work is the spin

Just to clarify the only programme which seems to work is spin (and that shows the drum rotating)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

This rules out a motor failure, on re-reading your comments you have confirmed the water supply is switched on, but when you start a wash or rinse cycle do you hear water going into the machine?

Secondly when a programme fails to run what lights show on the display?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can hear water entering. Lights on: start, door, washing. All lights out after 2/3 minutes. No movement of drum

This is sounding very much like a PCB \ Control board failure, could you run it on a cycle again keep watching the washer take notes of which lights illuminate and if any flash (and if they flash how many times). This may point to a failed sensor such as flood\water level or temperature.

I will await your feedback regarding the lights which are displayed.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After getting your last message I found the end light flashing. Ran another programme . Lights on: Start, washing and door. After 4 minutes all out. Almost at once end light on and flashing and it continues to do so.

So it doesnt flash x times then go off, and repeat, its just a constant flashing?

If this is the case it would suggest a significant failure, rather than a specific sensor.

Based on your symptoms your looking at a new control board \ PCB, which is around £130 in parts alone, labour would be around a further £50. Taking into account the age of the machine, its getting to the point where it may not be economical to repair, however if you would like to proceed and arrange a repair please provide me with your post code and I can recommend a firm to come out and replace the faulty part.

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