This section will help solve the most common problems you may encounter with your appliance.

Burning smell
Dryer is overloaded causing the motor to overheat. Do not load the dryer more than half full.

Lint build up on element due to dryer being run for extended periods of time with a blocked filter or restricted air flow. Recommend the dryer has a service to clean out any build up of fluff and lint.                         
Cabinet very hot
Dryer is overloaded. As the load dries it fluffs up and if too many articles are in the load it will restrict the air flow. Do not load the dryer more than half full.

Lint filter is blocked. Clean the filter. The filter MUST be cleaned after every load.

If fitted the duct/vent system could be restricting the airflow causing heat build up. The duct/vent length should not be longer than what is listed in the user manual and should be as straight as possible. If length is OK check the duct for blockages eg. build up of lint and make sure the outlet is not blocked.  
Cant reset the safety switch / safety thermostat
Button not pushed in far enough or hard enough to reset the contacts. Use pen to push button.

Dryer is still too hot. Wait at least 10 minutes before pushing the button. 
Clothes creased
Clothes left in too long after cycle is finished. Remove clothes immediately after cycle is finished or if available use the anti crease option.

Dryer is overloaded. Do not load the dryer more than half full.

Dryer stopped before it reached the cool down period. If possible advance the dryer to the cool down segment before stopping it and removing the load.

Articles in load made of inappropriate material. Check label and see if item is suitable for tumble drying.

Sharp items on clothes in load. Close zippers and stud fasteners. Secure loose belts and strings.
Clothes not tumbling
Dryer is overloaded. As the load dries it fluffs up and if too many articles are in the load it will restrict the movement. Do not load the dryer more than half full.
Clothes not dry
Air intake is blocked or restricted. Check intake is free from any restrictions eg lint build up. Dryer too close to the wall. Curtains blowing or being sucked over intake. Where applicable the safety reset switch / thermostat may have to be reset.

Dryer installed in a confined area (eg cupboard) causing inadequate ventilation. The dryer re-breathes its own moist exhaust air. Reposition dryer or improve ventilation eg use a duct system. If applicable fit a vent kit available through spare parts.

Dryer is overloaded. As the load dries it fluffs up and if too many articles are in the load it will restrict the air flow. Do not load the dryer more than half full.

Drying time too short. Select a longer time especially if room temperature is below 5°C or there is high humidity.

Exhaust outlet is blocked or restricted. Check outlet for blockage or restriction and rectify. Where applicable the safety reset switch / thermostat may have to be reset.

If fitted the duct/vent system could be restricting the airflow. The duct/vent length should not be longer than what is listed in the user manual and should be as straight as possible. If length is OK check the duct for blockages eg. build up of lint and make sure the outlet is not blocked.

Lint filter is blocked causing disruption to the airflow. Clean the filter. The filter MUST be cleaned after every load.

Wrong temperature setting used. Use higher temperature setting. Airing setting does not use any heat while bulky loads like towels will require the hottest setting.
Clothes too hard
Clothes over dried. Shorter drying time required.

Detergent left in clothes due to poor rinsing or over sudsing. Use less detergent or different rinse option. To remove excess detergent from clothes wash without detergent but with a water softener.                         
Cycle taking too long
This is normal compared to some older model dryers due to different wattage elements . A new dryer has a lower wattage element to make it gentler on new fabrics. It also makes the dryer more energy efficient.
Lint on clothes
Air flow through dryer restricted. Check air intake and exhaust outlet are free from any restrictions eg lint build up. Dryer too close to the wall. Curtains blowing or being sucked over intake.
Not heating
Program in cool down period. There is a period at the end of the program where the clothes are tumbled without the heater being on. This lets the clothes cool down to reduce creasing.

Temperature control set wrong or wrong program selected. Select a heat setting / program that uses the heater, not an airing setting.                         
Not heating enough
This is normal compared to some older model dryers due to different wattage elements . A new dryer has a lower wattage element to make it gentler on new fabrics. It also makes the dryer more energy efficient.
Not working
Delay start set (if available). Cancel delay start.

Door not fully closed. Firmly close the door.

No electricity supply through the power point. Check power point with a small appliance that you know works.

Power not switched on. 
Not working after reset button pushed
Button not pushed in far enough to reset the contacts. Use pen etc to push button.

Dryer is still too hot. Wait at least 10 minutes before pushing the button. 
Not working / stopped
A blocked lint filter has caused the dryer to overheat and the safety cut out switch / thermostat to operate. Lint filter is blocked. Clean the filter. The filter MUST be cleaned after every load. On models with a red button on the front panel near the door latch, push the button to reset safety switch / thermostat.

Restricted airflow has caused the dryer to overheat and the safety cut out switch / thermostat to operate. Check air intake and exhaust outlet are free from any restrictions eg lint build up. Dryer too close to the wall. Curtains blowing or being sucked over intake. On models with a red button on the front panel near the door latch, push the button to reset safety switch / thermostat.

If fitted the duct / vent system could be restricting the airflow causing the dryer to overheat and the safety cut out switch / thermostat to operate . The duct/vent length should not be longer than what is listed in the user manual and should be as straight as possible. If length is OK check the duct for blockages eg. build up of lint and make sure the outlet is not blocked.

Overloading has caused the dryer to overheat and the safety cut out switch / thermostat to operate. As the load dries it fluffs up and if too many articles are in the load it will restrict the air flow. Do not load the dryer more than half full. On models with a red button on the front panel near the door latch, push the button to reset safety switch / thermostat. 
Clean the filter light on - selected models
This light is only a reminder to clean the lint filter and it appears at the end of the program. Lint filter MUST be cleaned after every use.
Condensation / water on walls
Inadequate ventilation. Improve ventilation by opening a door and / or window or use a duct system. If applicable fit a vent kit, available through spare parts.
Noisy - scraping noise
Bra wire caught in drum holes. Turn the dryer off at the power outlet and if bra wire is visible remove with pliers.
Noisy
Dryer not level when installed. If wall mounted make sure levelling spacer(s) are fitted.
Rattling noise / clunking noise
Belt buckle or similar item in drum eg coin, screw etc. Do up buckle or remove object.

 

DE
Door not closed properly. 
E10
Machine not filling in 10 minutes. Tap not turned on.
E20
Machine not pumping out within 10 minutes due to blocked pump or filter. 
E40
Door not closed properly. 
E60
Heating fault. Service required. Phone 13 13 49. 
E90
Communication error between PC boards. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49. 
FE
Water has risen above safety level. 
HE
Heating fault.
IE
Machine not filling. 
OE
Pump blocked or faulty. Check filter is clear. Requires service call if filter is clear
SE
Motor sensor error. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
UE
Load out of balance. Rebalance load. If error persists machine requires service call. Phone 13 13 49. 
Banging noise / noisy in spin
Are the transport rods and / or packing removed? Remove transport rods from the back of the machine and packing from under the machine. 
Banging noise when filling
Water hammer when the water valves close. Not a product fault. Water pipes are moving in the wall. You can try and turn down water at house supply tap. Fit anti hammer device available from plumbing supplies and hardware stores or have a plumber fit a pressure reducing device.
Scraping noise
Bra wire caught in drum holes. Look and feel for bra wire and if found remove with a pair of pliers.
Rattling noise in wash
Foreign object in drum eg coin, screw etc. Remove object.
Noisy when filling
Tap or valve whistling due to water pressure. Close the tap a little bit.
Burning smell
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. Use less detergent. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down. Use only a low suds detergent suitable for front loaders.
Clothes too hard
Too much detergent being used and not fully rinsing out. Clothes go hard once dry. Use less detergent. To remove excess detergent from clothes, wash without detergent and use a water softener eg Calgon. Use only a low suds detergent suitable for front loaders.

Clothes over dried on line or in dryer. Shorten drying time. 
Clothes wet at end of program
Pump blocked not allowing all the water to drain. Clean out pump guard.

Outlet / drain hose kinked not allowing all the water to be pumped out. Check for kinked hoses.

Too many suds causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Use less detergent. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.

Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Reduce the size of the load. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.                         
Conditioner has not dispensed - conditioner still in detergent drawer
Cap in conditioner compartment requires cleaning. The conditioner is dispensed via a syphoning action so if builds up occurs under the cap syphoning will not work. Remove cap and clean as per instruction book.
Cycle / program taking too long
Filters blocked slowing the water entry. Machine will take longer than normal to fill. Clean filters in the inlet hoses.

Out of balance load. The washing machine may be trying to re-balance the load. This will increase the cycle time, resulting in a longer cycle than normal.

Inlet hose kinked slowing the water entry. Machine will take longer than normal to fill. Unkink hose.

Pump blocked not allowing the water to drain quick enough. Clean out pump guard.

Compared to top load washers program times are longer. Times are longer to allow wash loads to be washed to the same or better standard than top load machines using less water, making them more efficient.
Dirty wash - stains
Not enough or no detergent. Check amount of detergent used and rewash clothes accordingly.

Too many clothes in load. Remove some clothes and rewash.

Incorrect wash program or temperature selected. Reselect program and or temperature and rewash clothes. 
Door will not open / can't open door
All front load washers have a safety lock on the door which will not allow the door to be opened during the cycle. Some only lock when the water is too high or too hot. When the program has finished it may take up to 2 minutes for the safety lock to reset before the door can be opened. If you want to open the door during the wash program refer to the user manual.
Filling and emptying immediately - not commencing cycle
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.
Lint on clothes
Mixed load. Refer to user manual for the correct procedure for sorting loads.
Not advancing - will not finish program
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.

Out of balance load. The washing machine may be trying to re-balance the load. This will increase the cycle time, resulting in a longer cycle than normal.
Not draining - before final spin
Drip dry option selected (if available). Change wash option.
Not draining / draining slow
Pump blocked not allowing all the water to drain. Clean out pump guard.

Pump suds lock caused by too many suds. Pause the program and let the machine sit for a while until suds subside then restart the program. Reduce the amount of detergent being used.

Drain hose kinked. Adjust hose. 
Not filling
Program not set to start of wash program. Turn program knob to start of wash cycle.

Filters blocked. Clean filters in the inlet hoses.

Inlet hose kinked. Unkink hose.

Make sure taps are turned on.

Door not closed fully. Close door firmly.
Not Filling - models with 2 inlet hoses
Hoses crossed over and on wrong taps. Connect hoses to correct taps.
Cannot see water in washing machine
It is not always possible to see the water in new water efficient front loaders when there is a load in the drum. On some programs the water level is below the level of the door so cannot be seen when the machine is loaded.
Not filling - water escaping without commencing wash
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.
Not spinning
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Use less detergent. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.

Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Reduce the size of the load. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.

Water not drained. The machine will not spin unless it is empty. Check the pump for blockages and drain hose for kinks etc.

Door not closed. Ensure door is closed.  
Not washing - not tumbling
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Use less detergent. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.

Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Reduce the size of the load. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.

Door not closed. Ensure door is closed.

Program in soak period (if applicable). Wait until soak period finished. If washer is electronic, machine may have a programmable soak period. Cancel soak period. 
Not working - not commencing cycle
Power not switched on. Check power point.

No electricity supply through the power point. Check power supply with a small appliance that you know works.

Ensure water taps are turned on.

Ensure machine power button has been switched on.

Delay start may be set (if available). Cancel delay start.                         
Too many suds / bubbles
Wrong detergent used. Use a low suds detergent suitable for front loaders.

Too much detergent used. Use no more than the recommended amount. This is especially important with concentrates.

Soft water supply. Reduce the amount of detergent. 
Vibrating - moving across floor
Machine not level. Adjust levelling legs.

Are the transport rods and / or packing removed? Remove transport rods from the back of the machine and packing from under the machine.

Floor too slippery eg high gloss tiles. Contact Spare Parts on 13 13 50 and request Non Slip Discs (Part Nº 8000777477).

Machine is installed on an unstable floor eg wooden floor. Move the machine to a more stable location or have the floor modified.                         
Discoloured door gasket / seal
Body oils / fats or dirt residue. Clean with warm soapy water.
Mouldy door gasket / seal
Gasket not wiped dry. The gasket should be wiped dry at the end of each wash day.
Going out of balance
Machine not level. Adjust levelling legs.

Are the transport rods and / or packing removed? Remove transport rods from the back of the machine and packing from under the machine.                         
Water / bubbles coming out detergent drawer - detergent drawer leaking
Water pressure too high. Turn back the tap.
Water coming out detergent drawer - detergent drawer leaking
Wrong or too much detergent causing too many suds which then come out of the detergent drawer. Use no more than the recommended dose of a suitable front load washer detergent.
Water on floor - flooding / leaking
Loose inlet hose connections or washers / filters missing. Check connections at taps and at rear of machine.

Tap leaking - water runs down the hose to look like the hose is leaking. Check and fix tap.

Pump guard cap not on properly or not on tight enough. Refit cap correctly.
1F
Clutch failure. Machine has failed to start to agitate. Press the start / pause button to see if machine will restart. If unsuccessful, requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
2F
Motor temperature sensor failure. Motor overheated. Wait 10 minutes to see if problem goes away. If not contact service on 13 13 49.
3F
Motor speed (position) sensor failure. The motor cannot run. Advance to SPIN and press start / pause to drain water from bowl. Contact service on 13 13 49.
AF
Internal PC board failure. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
CO
PC board communications failure. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
DD
Drip dry has been selected instead of spin. Select spin speed and close lid. 
DE
Machine has been programmed for delay start. If Delay start not required press start / pause button to cancel. 
DF
Water temperature sensor failure. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
EE
EEPROM failure. The machine is not operational and requires a service call. Phone 13 13 49. 
FL
Flooding fault. If there is water pouring into the bowl, turn off wall taps and turn off the machine. Requires service call - phone 13 13 49. If no water coming into machine wait for this fault to self-clear. 
FN
Not an error. This means cycle has completed.
Ld
Lid not closed. If Closed problem with lid switch circuit. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
LL
Unexpected water loss. If water is pouring onto the floor advance to spin and press START/PAUSE. May require service. Phone 13 13 49. 
OB
Off balance load. Rebalance load.
PF
Pressure sensor failure. Level sensor fault. Advance to SPIN and press start / pause to drain water from bowl. If required phone service on 13 13 49.
PU
Draining problem. Pump blocked or failed. Requires service call. Phone 13 13 49.
SF
PC board has detected the spin bowl is not spinning fast enough. Could be possible suds lock. Try to start cycle with no clothes and allow machine to complete cycle to flush and disperse suds. Please reduce amount of detergent used.
SL
Suds lock. Start cycle with no clothes and allow machine to complete cycle to flush and disperse suds. In the future try to reduce detergent amounts.
SO
Machine in soak Mode. Press soak button repeatedly till 00 is displayed.
SP
Machine in pause mode. Press start / pause to resume.
TF
Motor has overheated. Maybe suds locking due to using too much detergent. Reduce amount of detergent. The motor may cool down and the fault will self clear. If the fault does not self clear and there is water in the bowl the machine can be advanced to spin to operate pump and empty bowl. Service call required. Phone 13 13 49.
Banging noise - noisy in spin
Brake operation at end of spin segment of program. This noise is normal and is the brake lever stopping the spin bowl from turning.

Load slightly off balance. Rebalance load.
Noisy in spin -rattling noise in spin
Vibration during spin causing the drain and / or inlet hoses to tap against the back of the machine. Reposition hoses.
Banging noise when filling
Water hammer when the water valves close. Not a product fault. Water pipes are moving in the wall. Try and turn down water at house supply tap.
Banging noise when lid opened during spin
Brake operation during spin segment of program. This noise is normal and is the brake lever stopping the spin bowl from turning.
Noisy when draining - noisy when pumping
Pump cavitation. This is a rhythmic droning / slurping noise when most of the water has been pumped out. This level of noise is normal and it occurs when most of the water is drained and air is being sucked into the pump. This does not harm the machine.
Noisy during spin
Bra wire could be caught between inner and outer washbowls. If bra wire is visible remove with pliers.
Noisy during wash
It is normal to hear a slight whirring noise as the agitator moves. This is normal operation.
Noisy when filling
Tap or valve whistling due to water pressure. Close the tap a little bit.

Water hammer when the water valves close. Not a product fault. Water pipes are moving in the wall. Try and turn down water at house supply tap.
Rattling noise in spin
Drain and / or inlet hoses hitting back of machine. Reposition hoses.
Vibrating - noisy in spin
Load slightly off balance. Rebalance load.

Machine not levelled correctly causing excessive bowl and / or panel vibration. Adjust levelling legs so machine is level.                         
Banging noise in pipes
Water hammer in the pipes when the water valve closes. Not a product fault. Water pipes are moving in the wall. Fit anti hammer device, available from plumbing supplies and hardware stores or have a plumber fit a pressure reducing device.

 

Bowl dropped - bowl lower when loaded
Normal - weight of water and clothes compresses the suspension causing the bowl to drop down. This is not a product fault. The bowl will return to its normal position once the wet clothes are removed at the end of the program.
Clothes tangled
Incorrect water level for size of load. If water level is too high for the load size the clothes can bunch up and tangle. Use lower water level.
Clothes tangled around agitator
Clothes not loaded correctly. Position clothes evenly around the agitator. Do not wrap large items around agitator.
Clothes too hard
Too much detergent being used and not fully rinsing out.

Clothes over dried on line or in dryer. Shorten drying time.                         
Clothes wet at end of program
Outlet / drain hose kinked not allowing all the water to be pumped out. Check for kinked hoses.
Cycle / program taking too long
Filters blocked slowing the water entry. Machine will take longer than normal to fill. Clean filters in the inlet hoses.

Inlet hose kinked slowing the water entry. Machine will take longer than normal to fill. Unkink hose.

Compared to older machines program times are longer. This allows larger capacity wash loads to be washed to the same or better standard than older machines with smaller capacity loads using the same or less quantity of water.
Dirty wash - stains
Not enough or no detergent. Check amount of detergent used and rewash clothes.

Too many clothes in load. Remove some clothes and rewash.

Incorrect wash program or temperature selected. Reselect program and or temperature.

Incorrect water level selected. Use higher water level and rewash clothes.

Fabric conditioner on clothes. Looks like oil. If stain can be washed out by hand then it may be fabric conditioner and not oil. Clean out appliance with washing soda.
Filling and emptying immediately
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.
Lint on clothes
Low water level. Increase water level.

Lint filter bag torn or missing. Replace filter bag. Available from Spare Parts. Phone 13 13 50.

Mixed load. Follow correct procedure for sorting loads. Refer user manual.

Fabric softener has blocked off holes in lint filter material. Clean lint filter in warm water.

Lint filter not cleaned.

Machine overloaded. Reduce wash size.
No rinse - only spin
Eco rinse option selected (if available). Eco rinse is a series of spray rinses. 4A water rated models default to eco rinse. Select deep rinse option.                  
Not advancing - will not finish program
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.

Out of balance load. Redistribute clothes evenly. 
Not draining - before deep rinse
Suds save option selected (if available). Change option.               
Not draining - before final spin
Drip dry option selected (if available). Change option. 
Not draining - draining slow
Pump suds lock caused by too many suds. Pause the program and let the machine sit for a while until suds subside then restart the program. Reduce the amount of detergent being used.           
Not draining - draining slow - water left in the machine
Drain hose kinked. Adjust hose.
Not filling
Not at start of wash program. Turn program knob to start of wash cycle.

Filters blocked. Clean filters in the inlet hoses.

Inlet hose kinked. Unkink hose.

Hoses connected to wrong taps. Connect hoses to correct taps.

Ensure taps are turned on.

Ensure lid is closed.                                          
Not filling, emptying immediately
If outlet hose is lower than the water level on machine the water will continue to syphon / run out of hose on fill cycle. Move hose to top of the machine. Refer to user manual.
Not spinning
Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Reduce the size of the load. The motor will restart once it has cooled down.

Out of balance load. Redistribute clothes evenly.

Lid not closed. Close lid.                                                            
Not spinning - not rinsing
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Use less detergent and / or use a low suds detergent eg front load washer detergent. If doing another load allow 20 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.
Not washing - not agitating
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. There maybe a burning smell as well. Use less detergent.

Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. There may be a burning smell as well. Reduce the size of the load. The motor will restart once it has cooled down.

Ensure lid is closed.

Program in soak period. Wait until soak period finished. If electronic machine it may have a programmable soak period. Cancel soak period.                  
Not working
No electricity supply through the power point. Check power point with a small appliance that you know works.

Ensure water taps are turned on.

Out of balance switch off. Re-position clothes evenly around the agitator in the wash bowl.

Ensure machine power button has been switched on.

Delay start set (if available). Cancel delay start.
One way agitation - agitator only moving in one direction
Normal bowl rotation during fill. Some models slowly rotate the bowl while at the beginning of the filling process. This is normal.                               
Slow filling - taking too long to fill
Filters blocked. Clean filters in the inlet hoses.

Inlet hose kinked. Unkink hose. 
Machine spinning when filling
Normal bowl rotation during fill. Some models slowly rotate the bowl while at the beginning of the filling process. This is normal.                             
Will not return suds
Obstruction in the trough blocking the suds hose. Remove blockage.

The suds hose may be kinked or flattened. Unkink hose.  
Burning smell
Too many suds causing motor to overheat. Use less detergent and / or use a low suds detergent eg front load washer detergent. If doing another load allow 20 to 30 minutes before starting to let the motor cool down.

Machine overloaded causing motor to overheat. Reduce the size of the load. If doing another load allow 20 to 30 minutes before starting to let motor cool down.                         
Going out of balance
Incorrect water level for size of load. If water level is too high for the load size the clothes can bunch up on one side. Use lower water level.

Clothes not loaded correctly. Position clothes evenly around the agitator. Do not wrap large items around agitator.

Machine not level. Adjust levelling legs.                         
Vibrating - moving across floor
Machine not level. Adjust levelling legs.

Floor too slippery eg high gloss tiles. Contact Spare Parts on 13 13 50 and request Non Slip Discs (Part Nº 8000777477).

 

Water on floor - flooding / leaking
Incorrect water level for size of load. If water level is too high for the load size it will cause splashing. Use lower water level.

Condensation from hot water running down the inside of the machine & dripping on the floor. Reduce water temperature.

Spin cycle selected before water pumped out. Select drain before spin cycle.

Loose inlet hose connections or washers / filters missing. Check connections at taps and at rear of machine.

Machine is tilted forward. Water coming into the machine is hitting the bowl cover. Level by raising the front or lowering the rear of the machine.

Tap leaking. Check taps.

Handy Hints

  • Wipe the surface of your washing machine with a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth
  • Check all pockets before loading clothes into your washing machine or dryer.
  • Don't leave wet clothing (especially swimwear) in the washing bowl for too long before you wash it.
  • To clean the stainless steel wash bowl, wipe with a cleaning product which is marked suitable for stainless steel.
  • To avoid static charge when drying is completed, use either a fabric softener when you are washing the laundry or a fabric conditioner specifically for tumble dryers.