Candy Grand O 1282 8 flashes

11 Jun 2011
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United Kingdom
My candy grand O 1282 washing machine gets part way through a cycle and then stops with the lights flashing in sequences of 8. I'd be very grateful if anyone knows what this is trying to tell me? Thanks, David.
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Fault codes are only a guide. 8 flashes can indicate a motor tacho problem (open or short circuit on the tacho or associated wiring). In the worst event it could also be a pcb issue. You could try removing the motor & check the tacho coil resistance. 3 different motors types were used in the production this model: A Ceset motor tacho should read 42 ohms - Hoover motor 156 ohms - & Sole motor 184 ohms. You should also check for a loose shaft magnet at the same time. The tacho assembly is fitted to the non-drive end of the motor, it has 2 thin leads out to the motor plug.

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