I'm trying to fix a broken washing machine and any advice, hints, tips would be greatly appreciated. It is a Proline PFL 106F.
It switches on, but won't start when you select any of the cycles. It beeps. I've checked the manual and the number of beeps doesn't really correspond to anything meaningful in the troubleshooting section. So I started by cleaning out the drainage filter, which made no difference. Then I pulled out the washing machine and verified that it is indeed receiving a supply of cold water, which is it. I checked the drainage hose for any obvious obstructions, and there are none I can see.
So next I opened it up. I can see no obvious signs of problems with any of the electrics, no burnt out capacitors or wire connectors that have worked themselves loose. The drum and motor all appear in decent condition. The belt running the drum seems to be fine, decent tension, no damage.
Next I thought it best to try and inspect the drainage system to see whether there was any blockage. I thought to tackle this next since when the cycle is selected it doesn't get to the stage where the washing machine does a quick drain before the cycle starts, like it normally does.
At that point I'd like to be a bit more confident that I'm on the right track trying to access the drainage system. Does that sound reasonable? Which part is the best to inspect?
Furthermore, if I procede with disconnecting the drain pump, etc, there are a number of hose clamps, which you can see in the photos. I believe that these are removed by applying a bit of pressure with some pliers. But I'm just wondering whether if I remove them, whether I'll have to buy new ones, or whether I can re-use the original ones. I'm guessing by squeezing them open, they'll lose some of their torque and might not seal the hose adequately. What do you think?
Any suggestions on all of that very welcome!