Hotpoint 9526 - stopped working altogether - HELP!!

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by 69morris, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. 69morris

    69morris Guest

    Help - I've got a hotpoint 9526 washing machine that suddenly stopped
    working after a 50 deg cycle finished today. I've done the usual -
    checked the fuse, checked the pecker assembly inside the machine, taken
    the brushes out (they seem OK - they've got about 2cms left on them).
    The machine will not do anything - will not fill, spin or make any
    rotating effort whatsover.

    Could it be the timer mechanism? Any help would be really appreciated
    as our clothes are getting smelly.

    Cheers

    69morris
     
    69morris, Aug 25, 2005
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Safety switch on the door? (not the Bowden cable to the pecker)
     
    Bob Eager, Aug 25, 2005
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  3. 69morris

    69morris Guest

    Safety switch mmmm....... haven't tried that - Is it a similar sort of
    thing to the pecker assembly, but on the door? Secondly is it
    reasonably OK to remove?

    Thanks
     
    69morris, Aug 25, 2005
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  4. 69morris

    Bob Eager Guest

    The door catch has an electrical switch, and also a Bowden cable
    connecting it with the pecker. Motor (well, belt) movement prevents the
    pecker seating and frustrates the door catch operation via the Bowden
    cable, thus the door can't be opened if the drum is in motion. The
    electrical switch is a further interlock. Fairly simple to get to if you
    take the front off. If you're asking 'is it OK to take it out and do
    away with it'....no!
     
    Bob Eager, Aug 25, 2005
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  5. 69morris

    69morris Guest

    Thanks - I'll get one of those today and see if works!
     
    69morris, Aug 26, 2005
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    zikkimalambo Guest

    It might be too late by the time you read this, but a better (well,
    possibly cheaper approach) would be to test it, and or temporarily
    bypass it (just to check that a new switch is what's required)).

    I'm sure the specifics of how to do this have been discussed here
    before (Google is your friend).

    If not, if you are competetent at operating a multimeter, it shouldn't
    take too much working out.
     
    zikkimalambo, Aug 26, 2005
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  7. 69morris

    69morris Guest

    I've just bought one the interlocks, but I'll definately try your
    method out first, and possibly save myself 30 quid . - Cheers
     
    69morris, Aug 26, 2005
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Well, yes...I didn't mean him to get a new one without testing the old
    one first!
     
    Bob Eager, Aug 26, 2005
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    69morris Guest

    Thanks to both of you - after taking the top off the machine and delved
    around near the safety interlock, I found a broken cable that was
    supposed to go to one of the contacts on the safety interlock. The wire
    was corroded and quite brittle for around 2 inches. I cut the wire back
    to good cable, re made the joint with the spade connector and hey
    presto, the thing works fine !!

    This is my first go at using these newsgroups, but after the advice
    I've received (and the money I've saved) it won't be the last!! :cool:
     
    69morris, Aug 26, 2005
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Glad to hear it. My first post (a while ago) was about changing washing
    machine bearings...!
     
    Bob Eager, Aug 26, 2005
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