Washing machine does not work /  there is no power

Last updated 16/11/2020 13:08


  • Washing machine does not work /  there is no power
  • No response when turning on the appliance

Applies to

  • Washing machine
  • Washer dryer


1. Remove the plug from the electrical outlet.

2. Plug another device (table lamp or hairdryer for example) into the electrical outlet and switch ON.  This will test that power is getting to the socket.  

  • If the lamp (or another item) operates, there is the power to the socket and there is no problem with the power outlet 
  • If the lamp (or another item) does not switch ON, it means that there is a problem with the power outlet.

3.   Where the socket is found to be OK,  plug the appliance back in and switch on again (ensure the door is shut).  

  • If the appliance is still dead, unplug the appliance again and check the fuse in the plug.  If no method of checking the fuse exists, replace it with a known working 13 Amp fuse.  Then try the appliance again. 
  • If the appliance is still not working contact Authorized Service Center.

4. In the case of a faulty power socket, you can check/reset the circuit breaker, RCD or fuse at the consumer unit.  Alternately try the appliance in another socket outlet.  If you require an extension lead to do this, it should only be for testing purposes and not for ongoing use.  

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