Zanussi washing machine problem

Postby rob698 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:51 pm

Hi, I have a zanussi zwf1621w washing machine, It will not complete its final spin (1600) or spin when selecting the spinning program.
the motor is also making a clicking sound when the drum is spun.
I have removed the front and back, and have managed to look inside the drum but can not see anything stuck/caught.
The machine is rarely used due to being in my other home, I say about 30 times a year, this has only happened on the last 3-4 cycles.
Any help would be grateful
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 9:17 pm


Simply Build It

Postby Dave From Leeds » Fri May 11, 2012 12:40 pm

Don't know if you've managed to resolve this yet but whenever I've had problems such as this with washing machines it has been due to worn carbon brushes in the motor.
Dave From Leeds
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:02 pm

Postby MarcusWright » Sat May 12, 2012 8:19 am

I think it is a machine issue. I am not sure that it is due to a carbon brushes of the motor but it can be one of the reason to fail to complete it's cycle. Still, you need to try take it to a shop and check what is the reason behind it.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 8:01 am

Postby joel651 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:21 am

I have a ZANUSSI ZWF1621W Washing Machine

The machine was working fine. Then it blew its circuit yesterday, during a hot wash. I reset it from the mains. Now all it does is light up saying Washing and then after 10 mins goes to End.

It doesn't fill with water, the pumps are clear, the water hose is working, no kinks in the out pipe, the belt is on and in good condition. The drum turns if you manually turn it.

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Prod No. 914521-1005-03
Serial No. 801 00297
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 am

Postby thedoctor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:53 pm

Hi Guys, we have a page on the main site about repairing basic washing machine problems. Here is a link, let us know if it helps. ... oblems.htm
Posts: 2406
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:15 pm

Postby fgibbons » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:11 pm

I have the exact same problem. After a short during a load the washer only runs for about 10 min and then switches to end still full of water.
This happened after it shorted.
I can manually put it on a spin-only cycle and that works.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:08 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics