Indesit Washing Machine Help

A2a

Active Member
When putting the machine on any normal cycle, the program does not seem to advance to the next stage and just keeps ticking over in the initial rinse mode.

Can anyone offer any insights please?
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Probably a knackered programming unit.

Given the price of new washers, it'll probably be easier to just buy a new one, as a repair will easily be above £150, if you have to call someone in, imo.
 

A2a

Active Member
The water doesn't seem to get warm, perhaps it's a heating issue since it's just looping indefinitely on it's initial spin and not at all progressing to the next cycle?

Have tried the dedicated spin and drain cycles, they work fine - and were my only hope as the machine being full of water wouldn't let me open the door... Seems to be only on normal wash programs?
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Yes, it could be the heating element.
That's a much easier proposition (I think) and they're not that expensive.

Not that I'm an expert.
I was just going off previous experience, where it used to be worth replacing parts.

Probably best if I keep my nose out tbh and wait for better qualified answers.

In the meantime, try searching for your specific model on the net.

I managed to sort my washer, which had blown a transistor and sourced a recon board via the net.

Also, you should post the model no here, which might get you more specific answers:)
 

lynx

Well-known Member
If you have a meter, check the element reading and check if there juice at the element.

Could be a stat - Indesit Washing Machine Thermostats

Does it wash on a 90 degree program?
 

A2a

Active Member
Thank you, it's an Indesit WIL163S.

Know what you mean, we seem to live in a consumable society where it's cheaper to replace than repair. It's been really well looked after though so would like to try rescue it (without professional repair as that would be worth buying new!).

Just researched about the element and it shouldn't be too difficult to replace - it's just getting access to it. Do you know where it's located?

It doesn't wash on a 90 degree program, it doesn't even do a 60 or a 40. The machine just fills with water and stays with the 'wash' led and rotates, and does that continuously.

Going to try a 30 now. If I know where to get to the element I'll try reading it (do you mean voltage reader?).

Where's the thermostat located? That looks a small part and potentially easy to replace?
 
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lynx

Well-known Member
Take a resistance reading, not sure what you element should read, perhaps around 30 ohms.

It (element) will be located low down at the rear of the drum.

Don't purchase parts without being fairly sure that is where the problem lies.
 

A2a

Active Member
I'll try do that ASAP.

Is it at the back or front of machine under the drum?

You're right, I'd definitely like to ascertain what the issue hi before buying - £s rather limited.
 

lynx

Well-known Member
Perhaps you may be better getting a knowledgeable mate to help out. Isolated from the mains, there are still heafty currents that can give a nasty belt in there!
 

A2a

Active Member
Will be asking someone as need to borrow voltage reader.

If it's not the element, where is the thermostat located?
 

A2a

Active Member
Just tried a 30degree quick wash, which resulted in constant cycling during the wash part. Cancelled it and the water inside was cold...
 

A2a

Active Member
If the machine isn't heating on any programme, what would the general likelihood of the issue be; element or thermostat?
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
If the machine isn't heating on any programme, what would the general likelihood of the issue be; element or thermostat?
My money, fwiw, now goes on the element.
 

A2a

Active Member
Don't have an led display
:(

I'll buy an element (just removed old one - but also see how nice and easy the thermostat sits in there).

Found the part about £7 cheaper on a certain auction site with exact same part number as Indesit's catalogue. Will fit that and fingers crossed...

Meanwhile nanny has to help with baby daughters clothes :)

Thanks for your help and advice, will keep you posted.
 

primadonna

Novice Member
i get the same problem of not advancing into the next stage with my Indesit washing machine as well. It keeps leaking as well, flooding up the entire area. That said, I've been using it for nearly a decade. Maybe it's time to change!
 

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