Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 28/Jun/16 10:36am

Hey, before I go the way of the Googlepages, anybody recommend a washing machine fixerer in chch? Our ginormous Simpson seems to have packed up this morning, half full of water...
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby neels on Tue 28/Jun/16 11:02am

Saxon appliances have been reasonable the couple of times I've used them.

Just looked at their website to see if they do Simpson, it's awful.
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 28/Jun/16 11:08am

neels wrote:Saxon appliances have been reasonable the couple of times I've used them.

Just looked at their website to see if they do Simpson, it's awful.

their website!? yeah, i thought that too. it's still about 1997 in their book, i guess.
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby Slapheid on Tue 28/Jun/16 11:17am

We've had great service out of Dells appliances, though each time it was paid for under warranty (Samsung Dishwasher and then fridge)

Contacted them recently to get our washing m/c fixed
They charge $70 callout, then $16/10min. $36 callback charge. Seemed reasonable
http://dellsappliances.co.nz/

In the end I fixorred it myself (carbon brushes $20 on EBay) :thumbsup:
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby happybaboon on Tue 28/Jun/16 11:40am

Have you got the manual? Empty it out and see if there's an easily accessible place to get to the out-pumpy bit. There's usually an easy way to check if there's something stuck in there (classically, a baby's sock).
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 28/Jun/16 11:58am

good point, i guess i should try to fixxor it myself first... i'm thinking now maybe it's a coin... a 10c piece? there were a couple of $1 coins in the bottom after the last load, but maybe a 10c piece could get through the gap in teh bottom.

Altho, would that explain why all the lights went out on it...??
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby happybaboon on Tue 28/Jun/16 1:09pm

Probably not...

Usually (well, older F&P washers) the lights will stay on in a self-diagnostic pattern.

Anyway unplug the fucker and have a look at the back/pump area in case it's obvious (esp if you can find a manual to guide the way). But don't touch anything electrical. Even with it unplugged it's just asking for trouble.
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby neels on Tue 28/Jun/16 2:27pm

swtchbckr wrote:good point, i guess i should try to fixxor it myself first... i'm thinking now maybe it's a coin... a 10c piece? there were a couple of $1 coins in the bottom after the last load, but maybe a 10c piece could get through the gap in teh bottom.

Altho, would that explain why all the lights went out on it...??


Blocked pump wouldn't explain why the lights went out...does something else work when plugged into the same wall socket?

Google the model number, that's how I found out about the stock fault on our dishwasher where the tracks to the power relay burn out, fixed in 10 minutes with an ordinary household soldering iron.

You should be able to drain the thing by dropping the drain hose lower than the bottom of the bowl and letting it siphon, sometimes you need to reverse fill the hose to get it started, makes it much easier to shunt the things around the laundry without water inside.
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby Conners on Tue 28/Jun/16 2:43pm

It hasn't tripped an RCD has it?
Try plugging something else into that power socket.

Suggest that if it has tripped the RCD, you don't just keep resetting it like I did. Because ultimately you WILL let the smoke out of the motor.
If you're lucky like me, that will be within two months of the warranty expiring though. Phew.
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Re: Washing Machine Repairers, Christchurch

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 28/Jun/16 3:06pm

all good suggestions. thanks.

Yeah, landline phone was plugged into the same powerboard that was still working, so it wasnt that... At first i though, huh, power out. but the radio was still on so it wasnt that. then i thought fuse, but nopes, the phone was still working... defo machine.

Anyway, Christchurch Washing Machine Specialists dialed in for tomorrow a.m. (my folks have always used them in the past)...

Churs alls.
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