Anyone a Washing Machine Expert Around Here ?

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  1. loonatic

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    My washing machine has just stopped and started beeping at me :mad:

    It's a Hotpoint (Model #9949 if anyone's interested) and it shows an error code E30 which seems to relate to the motor which makes sense as all seems well when you start it until it's time for the drum to move.

    Had a quick search on the net and a new motor will cost around £100 :eek:

    Anyone know if replacing the motor will sort it out ? or even if it's worth it ?

    Would be looking at about £500 for a new one...it's a washer dryer you see.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    i aint even at expert at washing my clothes in one, let alone repair :p :rotfl:
     
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    Check round the back, and see if the belt is still attached correctly, or snapped, as this will cause the motor to stop working, and give the error code you mentioned.
     
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    Check the brushes on the motor.They are easy to replace and dont cost much.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    We had a worn brushes fault with simlar symptoms on our washing machine 3 weeks ago whilst I was working in Ireland.
    Local guy with "no callout charge" changed them for the missus in my absence - 60 quid for 10 minutes work!
    Should be a simple DIY job (take the usual precautions including unplugging it from the mains, of course).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
  7. loonatic

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    Thanks for all the replys :thumbsup:

    Have posted a query on the UK White Goods forum to see if they have any more ideas.

    The belt looked fine but will double check.

    I will have another look at the motor tomorrow and try and source some new brushes...it's got to be worth a go...any idea if local places might sell 'em ?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Definately the brushes. Worn down too far.
     
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    I'd go for the brushes too.
     
  10. loonatic

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    Just a quick update...I sourced a set of brushes locally as mine did indeed look a little worn, especially compared to the new ones, but after fitting them the problem persisted.

    So I set about testing all the wires and connections and then the two PCBs which after a couple of hours led to the discovery of two dry joints on one of the PCBs...so after a spot of soldering to make good the joints everything was put back together and all is now working fine.

    Have since done four loads of washing to catch up without a hitch.

    Cheers, Lee
     

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