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Post# 260261   1/16/2008 at 17:33 (3,618 days old) by peterh770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Pulled the "quick install" converter box apart. There is really nothing in it! Found that one fuse housing was melted and bad. This is a 20amp fuse connector that contains a 15amp fuse. Replaced this with a new one from Grainger. Reconnected everything back up and the washer is dead. No sign of power at all. Plugged the washer into the dryer side of the install box and the dryer into the washer side. The dryer works fine, the washer still has no power. Followed all wires and secured all connections. Nothing. Deadness. Crickets chirping.

Next steps?


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Post# 260295 , Reply# 1   1/16/2008 at 19:58 (3,618 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Just guessing, but I'll bet there is another fuse inside the washer - or a couple of them. The Asko I had for a while had two fuses, one was shot and the machine worked like a charm when it was replaced. Pop the top and have a peek!

Post# 260309 , Reply# 2   1/16/2008 at 21:43 (3,618 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Did your excesively hot connector box damage the plug/cord/wires/prongs of the washer cord?

Post# 260314 , Reply# 3   1/16/2008 at 22:46 (3,618 days old) by gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        
Crickets chirping-------

LMAO

You so ain't right.


Post# 260538 , Reply# 4   1/18/2008 at 10:51 (3,616 days old) by peterh770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Gyrofoam, you need to hush...

No sign of any melting anywhere. No sign of any fuse anywhere. The washer is remarkably simple under the hood. It reminds me an awful lot like my laundromat machines. I wish I was better at electronics troubleshooting...


Post# 260558 , Reply# 5   1/18/2008 at 14:06 (3,616 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Strange my '56 Hotpoint doesn't have a "convert

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Peter did you check to see if power is making it to the otherside of the fuse? Do you have a multimeter?

Post# 260560 , Reply# 6   1/18/2008 at 14:18 (3,616 days old) by launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Have you contacted Miele Tech support?

L.


Post# 260567 , Reply# 7   1/18/2008 at 14:58 (3,616 days old) by irishwashguy (Salem,Oregon.............A Capital City)        
Miele Tech Support

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1-800-245-8215

Post# 260585 , Reply# 8   1/18/2008 at 16:01 (3,616 days old) by peterh770 (Marietta, GA)        

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I just got the schematics... Will mess with this later...

Post# 260593 , Reply# 9   1/18/2008 at 16:35 (3,616 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Peter did you check to see if power is making it to the otherside of the fuse?

...and then into the machine itself.



Perhaps the fuse housing was melted due to ecessive current draw, but not enough to blow a fuse. Which then may have melted a conductor in your power ("flex") cord. It might pay to check it for continuity.

Then think about WHY the fuse housing was melted.......






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