Electrolux washing machine does not turn on

Electrolux washing machine does not turn on

Equipment manufactured under the Electrolux brand is usually of high quality, be it a washing machine, electric stove or refrigerator. But even such equipment is not insured against breakdowns, and this is normal.

In this article we will look at a practical situation when an Electrolux washing machine does not turn on and, accordingly, does not start. What to do in such a situation, how to detect and fix a breakdown, all this will be discussed.

Probable causes of failure

What to do if the Electrolux brand washing machine does not turn on, that is, it does not show any signs of operation at all, the lights do not light up, the control panel does not activate, and the machine does not make any sounds? First of all, there is no need to panic and rush to call the specialist. Collect all the information about the symptoms of a breakdown and determine the range of possible reasons that caused these symptoms. So, what could happen to the Electrolux washing machine, why doesn’t it turn on?

  • The power cord is broken, or the capacitor that filters electrical noise has burned out.
  • Somewhere in the case the power wire going to the control panel or command device is broken.
  • The command device itself or the start button is damaged.
  • The control module is broken.

Be attentive to the symptoms of an Electrolux machine breakdown, every little detail will help you narrow down the troubleshooting area. In particular, if the Electrolux washing machine does not show any signs of any operation at all, and it is clear from everything that it is de-energized, you can exclude the command device from the list. Be sure to check the outlet that powers the machine; it cannot be ruled out that the problem is not in the equipment at all, but in electrical communications.

Power cord or capacitor?

If the Electrolux washing machine is completely de-energized and does not turn on, first try checking the power cord and interference filter (capacitor). First, carefully inspect the power cord and plug for damage and scorched areas. If any are found, then most likely the problem is in the wire and it needs to be replaced with a new one. The faulty wire may not be detected visually (most often this is what happens), which means you need to check it with a multimeter, and at the same time check the capacitor. What do we have to do?

  • Prepare the washing machine for repair by disconnecting it from all communications.
  • Unscrew the top cover and remove it.
  • At the end of the power cord, where it enters the body of the washing machine, you will find a small semiconductor part; this is the interference filter.
  • Unscrew the interference filter along with the power cord and pull out both elements.
  • Disconnect the noise filter from the power cord of the Electrolux washing machine.
  • Set the multimeter to ring and install one probe of the device on the prong of the fork, and the other on one of the wire cores. Check all the strands of the wire one by one; if they ring, it means that the network wire is intact and that is not the problem.
  • Next, we install the multimeter probes on the contacts of the capacitor and check it for breakdown. The bell rang - there was no breakdown.
  • After this, we will set up the device to test the resistance. Set the minimum resistance value. Place the probes on the contacts of the capacitor of the Electrolux washing machine. If the device display shows a significant number, and it gradually increases, then everything is fine. If the device display shows 1 or 0, the capacitor needs to be replaced.

Broken wire in the housing

We checked the socket, rang the capacitor and the power cord - everything works, then why doesn’t the Electrolux washing machine turn on, what should I check next? Well, we weren’t able to quickly discover the cause of the malfunction, so we’ll go deep into the washing machine and check the power wires inside.

From the mains capacitor comes a rather impressive bundle of wires that power all components and assemblies of the Electrolux washing machine. It would be good to ring each wire to understand what the problem is, but this will take a lot of time, so we will start from another.  It will be necessary to check each plug and each wire connection for breaks, and also inspect the wires for damage. Perhaps one of the wires is too pinched or frayed.

If you couldn’t detect anything visually, take a bundle of power wires and start calling them one by one. If a damaged wire is found, it must be replaced. After this, the Electrolux washing machine should turn on.

The control unit is faulty

If the Electrolux automatic washing machine still does not turn on, despite our efforts to fix it with our own hands, it is very likely that one of the most important components has failed - the control module. Damage to the control board is possible in the event of a strong voltage drop in the electrical network, or as a result of adverse external influences. Factory defects also cannot be ruled out.

Is it possible to repair the control board yourself ? The question is complex, more “no” than “yes”. The fact is that in order to detect which of the semiconductor elements of the microcircuit has failed, you need to have some skills in working with electronics. What to do if you don’t have such skills? But doing nothing and calling a specialist will cost less. After all, makeshift repairs can lead to fatal failure of the microcircuit, and replacement will be very expensive.

If we are talking about old equipment, the reason that the Electrolux washing machine does not turn on may be the on/off button. To check it, you will have to:

  • Remove the top cover from the machine,
  • Unscrew the front panel,
  • Disconnect the latches and remove the control panel,
  • Ring the button using a multimeter.

In conclusion, we note that if an Electrolux brand washing machine does not turn on and does not want to show any signs of operation at all, it means that it or one of its modules has problems with the power supply. It is necessary to limit the possible range of faults and begin searching. Good luck!