indesit w123 spin problem

23 Jan 2005
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Hi, we have a Indesit w123 and when we use it, it works fine, until it gets to the spin cycle. Then it cuts off the electric to the whole house. I tried removing all the clothes from it and switched everything back on and it works. (without any load in it) as soon as you put clothes back in, it cuts out. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance
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sounds like it needs a new motor. is it tripping the house rcd?
Now wer'e totally confused.

The wash that it was on, was boil wash (got kids you see) and yes Breezer, it was tripping rcd's in consumer box.

Today its on a different wash, and everything works fine...... so far.

Its just completed a cycle and finished.

Any ideas? is it overheating somehow?

try it again.


boil wash (95) is of no use, since most biologial dtergents do not work as tey should above 60. the boil wash can about because of the old days when things were boiled, and rubbed with hose hold soap / scrubbing board
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Its done a few washes today, I think it only tripped the electric a couple of times, then carried on with the program and completed it.

Is there a chance that it could be an earth leak at the consumer box?

Other people have suggested its something to do with motor wearing out and arcing somehow, causing the rcd to trip.

At a loss now as i hanv't a clue where to start fixing it.

We've got an electrician comming out in morning to check consumer box. Hopefully i'll know more then.

if the appliances motor brushes are worn, they will arc, causing your RCD to trip
Well....... I've had 2 electricians condem the washer as its arcing all over the place.

So we ordered another washer.

I thought, i'd have 1 last blast at fixing it.

How i missed this, i aint a clue, but what looks like a thermostat has popped out of its normal location (a little recess in the back of the drum) and its landed on 1 of the brackets that hold various components. This in turn would cause the spade connectors to arc to the bracket.

I popped it back in, put a little gas tape at the back of it to hold it in place.

It works absolutely fine now.

Thanks for the replys.

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