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Yesterday, the elecrolux washing machine was not in use but The lights were on and it was showing E40 (door lock fault code). I pressed the off button and the lights went crazy, but it turned off. Only to come back on again after a few seconds. This continued a few times but it went back to normal after i removed the plug for a while. I tested a short wash and all was as it should be.

Today around the same time, 6pm, i saw the lights were on and e40 was in the display again. I did notice around the same time that some of the florescent tubes flickered. I checked power at the socket and it was 220v- (with a few lights and fans running on the circuit) I plugged and unplugged the machine several times but it stayed off and did not show any odd behavior.

The machine had a new PCB around 10 months ago, but i think it maybe giving up again. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

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e 40 is the door lock code. My point is the machine was not in use, It was turned off. The machine turned itself on and gave a code when not in use.

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Definately a phi. Don't tell your wife, she'll have you moving house.

 

 

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Door open or closed?  Sounds like a utility switching transient to me; do you have a surge suppressor for the house?  Might want to invest in one for the washer specifically.  

 

What prompted the first board replacement?

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Just now, tjo o tjim said:

What prompted the first board replacement?

The machine was dead. When i examined the board you could see the the blown bits.

The door is always left ajar when not in use.

No surge suppressor.

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Get a surge suppressor.  Ideally two, one on your main board, and one at the outlet for the washer.  Also, have you checked your grounding?

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A few suggestions:  unplug the thing for a while, like overnight, or for however long you don't use it;

open and close every thing that can be open or closed;

rotate every dial, push every button, flip every switch etc.

It's amazing how many gadgets can be repaired by going through this.

 

This problem, along with the blown-out circuit board, sounds like uneven power supply, drops and surges.

 

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After the saga of our Samsung washer our new (Electrolux) machine is disconnected from the supply whenever it's not in use.

 

I would echo the installation of surge supressors.

 

The Samsung washer thread

 

 

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8 hours ago, tjo o tjim said:

Get a surge suppressor.  Ideally two, one on your main board, and one at the outlet for the washer.

Can you get surge protector built into a breaker? ( ie a standalone) It would be easier to swap it for the current one. I would appreciate a link to get me started. Thanks.

FYI- I have no issues with the computer or TV which is in use most of the time.

The voltage at 6am was 228v compared to 220 at 6pm.

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I put our washer on a switched outlet.  Only on when used.  

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21 minutes ago, stubuzz said:

Can you get surge protector built into a breaker? ( ie a standalone) 

Easiest solution might be to put it inline with the washer cord, assuming you have a proper ground on that outlet. The idea of a switch or unplugging is also smart depending on how often you use it. 

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