I have an Indesit W101 washer that has developed a strange fault: when
starting a wash cyle the machine starts to fill with water normally,
then after about 30 seconds the pump runs continuously and the
programmer clicks round and won't stop, even when it gets to one of
the red dots where a cycle normally ends. The fault is intermittent,
it started off happening once in about ten washes, but now I would say
it is more like one in every two. If I switch the washer off on the
power button, the fault resumes when I turn it back on. If I pull the
plug out and leave it for about 10 seconds I can sometimes make it
work ok if I try again, other times I have to repeat the process two
or three times before it will accept the programme and work normally.
I can tell if it won't work because the problem always starts after
about 30 seconds, if it works for longer than that then it will be OK
and do it's cycle normally. Has anybody seen this fault before & got
Thanks in advance,
It does sound rather like the programmer unit which has probably
failed. The problem being that replacement programmers are so
expensive, it might not be a worth while repair and there is no
certainty that a replacement would in fact fix it.
On 16 Feb 2004 02:59:49 -0800, email@example.com (Chris
To be honest, they're not worth repairing. Indesit are useless
machines. If you manage to fix the fault now, which sounds like the
programmer, it'll need something else doing soon. You may as well go
fore a quality appliance that'll last a lot longer and in the long run
will be cheaper than continually repairing your knackered Indesit.
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