If your Electrolux washing machine’s timer isn’t able to advance, it can be a frustrating and time-consuming problem to resolve. There are many steps that you can follow to fix the problem. The following article will cover the common reasons that Electrolux washing machine won’t start , and provide step-by-step solutions. This guide is for both seasoned DIYers and newbies to home repairs. It will guide you through how to fix your Electrolux washing machines back up and running in a flash.
The lid switch is a security option on top loading Electrolux washing machines. The lid switch is typically placed below the main top and is equipped with an opening on the lid or a pin that is attached to the lid that will actuate the switch when the lid is shut. The lid switch supplies electricity to the timer and motor circuits. How to check the switch that powers the lid on anElectrolux washing machine with a multimeter:
- Remove the plug from your Electrolux washing machine.
- Remove the cabinet or top panel and locate the lid switch.
- After finding the switch begin by making sure that the levers and actuators are damaged or stuck and the switch is active mechanically when the lid is closed.
- If you find no issues after the above check then you can take off the switch and adjust the Rx1 setting of your multimeter. When you press and hold the switch button, place the probes on the switch’s terminals. You should get a reading of zero.
- If you’re getting a different reading, you’ll need an new lid switch.
Timer and Motor:
The timer controls all functions of the Electrolux washer. The timer will have a series of electrical contacts. They are operated by a cam assembly which is advanced by a motor. The motor for the timer is controlled by some of these contacts. The timer motor could be defective if the washer’s timer does not move. How to test the motor and timer in an Electrolux washer using a multimeter:
- Unplug the Electrolux washing machines from the source of power.
- Locate and take out the timer. You’ll have to take out the control panel as well as the back panel in order to get access to it.
- Set your multi-meter’s Rx1 setting and then connect the probes to the terminals that regulate the motor (refer to your wiring diagram). You’re testing for continuity, and you should get the reading as almost zero.
- If the test you are performing produces other results, you’ll require the replacement timer.
Water level control:
The water level control feature of Electrolux washing machines allows the user to turn on and off the water valve at certain levels and to also supply power to the motor to regulate the level of water. It is possible that you have a problem with the water level switch when your washer fills but does not move. How to test the control of water levels in an Electrolux washing machine:
1. As you’ll be working with electrical components, it’s important that you unplug the machine prior to when you begin.
2. Before you decide to investigate the issue before identifying the switch, you must eliminate the air dome hose as the source of the problem. Remove the cabinet to locate and eliminate the air dome pipe. Place the hose into water, then seal the other end, and blow air into the other, checking for bubbles in the hose. In addition, you must examine the hose for evidence of cracks, wearing, or obstructions.
3. If no issues are found above, you might require a replacement water level switch.
Timer Knob, Dial & Skirt
The timer knob, or dial, is attached to the shaft of the timer and is rotated as the timer goes through a sequence. You can also pull out the knob to activate an internal switch inside the timer. The knob for the timer is generally made from plastic, and then reinforced by a keyed-in insert. Normal use can cause the knob to crack or wear and no longer be able to turn in the direction of the shaft. This can make it difficult to set the timer for the desired time. This may also cause the dial not to move along with the shaft as the cycle proceeds. How do you inspect the knob for timers on an Electrolux washer?
- Unplug the Electrolux washer’s power supply.
- Locate the knob that controls the timer It is necessary to remove the rear panel or cabinet in order to reach the back of the timer.
- In order to ensure that the timer works examine the knob by pulling it out and then pushing into.
- If it’s not engaged the knob, you’ll need new knobs.
A drain pump is a device that removes water from the Electrolux washing machine tub following the rinse and wash portions. The washer from Electrolux may not be able to sense the tub as empty if the drain pump is not working. You should inspect your washer’s drain pump in case it stops during the wash or rinse sections. Some models with electronic control could display a fault message in the event of this. To determine the cause of your Electrolux washing machine flashing a fault code, it is recommended to refer to our list. How can you check the drain pump on the drain pump in an Electrolux washer?
- Unplug the Electrolux washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. You will have to remove the front panel or cabinet of your appliance in order to access the pump.
- Once you’ve located the pump, check all connections and hoses to ensure there aren’t any leaks or damage.
- If the leak originates through the pump, you will need the new pump.
Water Inlet Valve:
The water valve that is inlet to supply cold and hot water to the Electrolux washer during the filling phase of the cycle. At minimum, two solenoids can open the valve. If your washer doesn’t move through the cycle, or is unable to move through the wash or rinse fill portion and then the water intake valve is probably at fault. Check first that the inlet hoses don’t have any restrictions or kinks and that the screens for inlet are free of dirt. The screens should be clear. Next, you can examine the resiliency of the solenoids using a multimeter. How do you check the valve for water inlet of theElectrolux washing machine with the aid of a multimeter:
1. Ensure that you have unplugged the Electrolux washing machine before starting.
2. Locate the water inlet valve and take it out. It is located directly behind the hose connectors. To access it you must remove all or a portion of the cabinet.
3. Inspect the screens inside the valve for any buildups or debris Make sure you do this with care because the screens cannot be repaired and if they are damaged you will need a new valve.
4. If you see any wear or damage to your pump, switch on your multimeter and attach the probes to the appropriate terminals. Check the owner’s manual to find out what readings the test will give since it differs from model to model.
5. If your reading is not within the recommended range, if you are reading infinity, or if your valve is visibly damaged, you will need an replacement water inlet valve.