Misc Washing machine broke down, help.

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by fettoken, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    Packed the washing machine too much, it supports 8 kg. Was probably 25~ kg when it came out.
    Now, it fills with water, but doesn't start spinning.

    You guys recon it can be fixed in a easy/cheap way?
  2. Punishment

    Punishment Part of the furniture

    Have you tried kicking it ?

    Also is it plugged in ?

    Alternatively plug it in and then kick it
  3. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Has it got a filter at the bottom that you can clean out, mine filled with water and wouldn't drain, it turned out there was a blockage in the filter tube. Only problem is that when you unscrew the filter, the water comes out of it to drain the drum
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  4. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    It is plugged in. Not sure if i want to kick it, but i could try shaking it a bit.

    But when it is about to spin, it clicks somewhere in the mechanism inside.
  5. Punishment

    Punishment Part of the furniture

    The motor is more than likely knackered mate, was there a smell of burning when/after you noticed it ?
  6. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    How did clothes get clean before washing machines?
    Answer: the little lady.

  7. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Motor fucked.

    Replace motor.
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  8. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    Now that you mention it, yes.

    Any chance of getting it on the insurance?
  9. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    How old is it?
  10. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    More likely to just be motor brushes, post make and model number.
  11. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    could get it on house insurance but think about it your excess will prob be more than a new machine costs, could call a repairman out but prob be more expensive than buying a new one

    So buy a new one :)
  12. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    I got 2 extra years out of our last one before it became uneconomical to repair. Post make and model, we'll go from there!
  13. sayward

    sayward Resident Freddy

    Should've gone to Comet!
  14. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    2.5 years.

    Will check it out tomorrow. The lightbulb went out in the basement and i havent got a spare that fits, grr.
  15. sayward

    sayward Resident Freddy

    That's not old. Should've lasted longer than that. Mine usually last til the day after the 5yr insurance expires.
  16. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I have a Bosch washing machine, bought it in 2001. Not a thing wrong with it, and I've had duvets spinning in that thing.

    Always buy quality.
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  17. sayward

    sayward Resident Freddy

    I've had Zanussi for years but the latest is rubbish. Will definitely go for Bosch next time.
  18. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    you didnt overload it with 25kg of stuffs tho ;)
  19. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    My last Bosch lasted a year but mine is used multiple times a day where you are a single fella - your stuff should last forever tbh.
  20. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I think even a rock solid Miele would have issues with that.
  21. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    How do you even get 25KG in? Were you washing your rock collection?

    2.5 years old it won't be worth claiming on your insurance. The excess will be too high.

    As for the "always buy quality" argument; tried that, probably valid if you use it according to the instructions, but I've had several tenants in my flat who've been serial washing machine abusers; one actually got through two machines in a year. I started out with Bosch, it makes no difference, so now the fuckers get Beko.
  22. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Have you tried prepping a kid in the sink for dinner?

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