Machine is Dead!

The first thing to check is that power is getting to the wall socket and a circuit breaker or fuse has not blown. This is easily checked by plugging another appliance in the socket.

Next check the fuse on the plug. If you have a electrician's meter, you can check the resistance across the fuse. If this is more or less zero, the fuse is good. If this is a very high reading the fuse has blown. If you do not have a meter, you can swap the fuse in another appliance, then plug that in and see if it still works.

The next thing to check for is a faulty on/off switch. The best way to do this is first make sure the WASHER IS NOT PLUGGED IN, then remove the connecting wires from the back of the switch. Use the electrician's meter to test the resistance across the contacts when the switch is on. Again this should read a very low value.

Please note that all the advice given is intended only as a guide and that no responsibility for loss or damage will be accepted as a result of implementation of such advice.

If you are a man, ask a female if she thinks you're as able as you obviously think you are, if the answer is unhappily no, then take her advice and leave it to a repairman. Under no circumstances remove the top cover, the back cover, or attempt to gain access to the underside of the washing machine when the electricity supply is still connected. If you do look inside the washing machine, always disconnect the power completely rather than just switching it off at the switch as there may be an error in the house wiring that means that the live side of the supply is still running through the washing machine!

If you are divorcing and your wife states that you are competent enough to repair the washing machine, when previously, she hadn't trusted you to boil an egg, beware, she may be attempting to save on lawyer and burial  fees by hoping you will touch a live connection, thereby granting her a 'quickie' divorce  and cremating yourself prematurely into the bargain!

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