My washing machine has gone weird

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My washing machine has gone weird

Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:34 pm

My washing machine is making all the plug sockets in the house short out. What's with that, Anorak?

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:56 pm

You've probably tried this already but I'd check it's not the fuse in the plug first, just cos that's easy to do. Anything else, like water leaking on to the motor or stuff like that, I'd turn it off and make a cup of tea. Don't get electrocuted.

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by linus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:46 pm

pete, I saw this and thought of you: http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39622

clearly electrical, possibly scary, maybe nothing to do with anything mentioned in that link

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by tonieee » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:35 pm

Our washing machine does the same! Maybe it's a Walkley thing? We solved the problem by not using the socket next to the washing machine and use an extension from the one the other side of the room.

Also the sparker on our gas cooker does this too. We bought a box of matches.

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by tompony » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:44 am

I had a washing machine that did this once. We solved it by replacing the washing machine. This isn't much help, is it?

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by humblebee » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:05 am

Thankyou all, dears. I shall try some of these remedies this morning. Tom, yours will probably be a last resort, although in fairness my washing machine dates back to the last millennium.

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Re: My washing machine has gone weird

Post by tonieee » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:11 am

You could ask the people at the washing machine repair place on Barber Road. They replaced a part in our old washing machine and when it broke again a couple of days later they refunded the money. We bought our current one from them. They seem nice people.

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