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Wash/dry wd 61. Control knob will not advance so programme

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wash/dry wd 61. Control knob will not advance so programme does not complete. Washer will fill then does nothing else. Manual advance of control knob to rinse cycle will cause washer to emty so pump action seems to work but motor never kicks in to rotate drum. ? control bos gone or motor defunct?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Im sorry to hear that. How old is your washer?

Also does it sound normal when you do run it even though it wont complete the cycle? Also does it drain? can you manually set it to spin drain etc?


Tech Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it sounds as if it is working normally when i start a programme. it fills the knob does not advance so nothing starts ie the drum does not start to rotate. So I rotate the knob nothing happens till I rotate it to the spin cycle. It then drains the water but does not start to spin so at no point does the knob move or start the motor. I can get it to fill or drain nothing else
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
washer is 2001 vintage
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that information.

You will need a new timer control board for this one.

Its easy to replace if you are just a little handy and have a few basic hand tools. I will help you all the way as well;-)

The best place to get a new timer control board is:

Its best to call to order that part: 0844(###) ###-####a href="" target="_blank">Home » Parts » Kitchen Spares » Dishwashers » Hotpoint

In any case, I will stick with you until this is complete.

Please rate my service kindly.

Also it is the only way I am credited for my time and expertise with you.

Once you rate, I will be notified and will add your question to my priority list so you can reach me anytime until this problem is solved.

Then you can reach me by simply replying to this message anytime.

Thank you and have a great day!


Tech Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
|,m happy to rate the service once I,ve bought and fitted a new timer control board but is the motor equally not likely to be a culprit . It would be an expensive repair if a new control board does not fix it!
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I have been a washer tech for over 30 years so Im sure that will solve the issue.

You are more than welcome to wait on rating until its done;-)

Thank you

Tech Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I,ll get the part. I was just thrown by this as the motor appeared good and the manual turn of the control knob fills and empties but there was no motor action so here goes I,ll get the part and fit it. Do I just get back to you online if I have any probs fitting the part?
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Awesome, keep in mind, once you rate, you have 30 days of free access to me on this appliance so we can be sure it all works;-)

Keep in mind, once you rate, you have me for 30 days free on this until we are sure we have solved your problem.


Tech Mike

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I,m rating this when I,ve fitted the part and it works. I have ordered the part from Ransomes it was mot in stock, and I,m ready to fit it when it arrives having removed the old one. In the meantime I,ve tried to test the motor whilst it is off the machine but I cant get a proper set of readings with my circuit tester so I,m worried the motor might have gone duff. You will definitely get a rating when I complete the job
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi thats fine with me ;-)

Have a great evening

Tech Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was going to rate the service but after ordering a new control panel and fitting it the washer is exactly the same ie dial rotates the stops at certain points motor never runs all I can get the machine to do is empty or fill by turning the dial. So now I,m really stuck