An error fault code indicates that there is a technical issue with your washing machine, and in the case of the E08 error code, it shows an issue with the motor speed sensor. Fixing the problem could mean lightening the load or checking for and mending loose wiring or a sensor that has worked loose, but you may have to change the motor or its carbon brushes.
When your washing machine is still under guarantee be careful with what you attempt to fix/replace, since tampering with your machine could invalidate your warranty. Alternatively, try these steps to fix the Hoover E08 error on your Hoover Vision or Hoover Candy washing machine.
Is Your Hoover Washing Machine Overloaded?
Here’s when you cross your fingers and hope for an easy solution. There have been reports of Hoover Washing Machine Support showing the E08 fault code when the load size is too big. Switch off your washing machine for a few minutes and remove some of the clothes in the drum.
Now, try running it with the reduced number of garments. If you still have the same error code, you can rule out too many clothes in the machine, and it’s time to move on and look at more options.
Check the Wiring
Before working on any appliance, ensure that the electrical supply has been turned off and unplug the machine. You should also turn off the water mains supply and disconnect the inlet pipes. With everything disconnected, it’s safe to start working on it.
Unfortunately, the most common reason for the problem lies with the motor’s carbon brushes, but you can start by removing the backing plate and checking for loose wiring. If the wiring looks OK, your next step is to locate and check the motor speed sensor itself.
Remove the Belt
With the backing plate off, you should be able to see the motor and its wiring clearly. Your first step is to disconnect the wiring. The connector block plugs into a socket. You shouldn’t need any tools to do this. The belt has grooves that fit onto the motor spindle. It goes over the spindle and the pulley wheel.
Turn the belt and gently unhook it from the grooves on the pulley wheel. The task should not require brute force. Just keep turning and unhooking until the belt is free from the pulley wheel.
Once the belt is off, you can remove the motor, but try checking the sensor first. It’s an outside chance, but if it has worked loose, you could get an E08 error message.
How to Check Motor Speed Sensor on Hoover Washing Machine
To access the sensor, you will first need to remove the belt. If the sensor looks intact and fits firmly, the problem probably lies in the motor or its brushes. Since your next step is to inspect the motor to see whether you must replace it, you will need to remove it to take a closer look.
Remove the Motor
The motor of a Hoover washing machine is held in place by two bolts and four pegs. Start by removing the bolts. Before you start work on the pegs, consider the possibility that the motor will drop out when you get it free from the pegs. You may want to place something under the motor to protect it!
You will find two of the pegs under the bolts you just removed. You’re likely to find that the fit is rather snug. You may need to use a little force to work the motor off its pegs. Once it does, you can remove it and try your hand at checking the brushes to see whether that’s the reason for your error code E08.
Hoover E08 Error Code: Inspect the Carbon Brushes
The simplest way to check for worn carbon brushes on your Hoover’s motor is to give them a visual inspection. The motor has a rotor (the armature) and a cylinder that turns and is known as a commutator. They both fit onto a shaft. On either side of the commutator, you will find the carbon brushes.
There are screws holding them, their brush springs, and their holders in place. Remove these. Once you’ve done so, you can easily remove the brushes and take a closer look at them.
The ends of each one should look rounded off to match the shape of the commutator. If they look worn down, it may be that you can fix your error code E08 by replacing these components. After all, they are often to blame for these faults.
If you aren’t sure about this step, it may be worth testing them with a continuity tester – or getting someone else to do it if you aren’t qualified to do electrical work.
Appliance repairs experts will tell you that worn carbon brushes are the leading cause of Hoover Washing Machine Support showing you an E08 code. It’s worth being sure of them before deciding whether to replace the motor.
Finding Your Model Number
If you’ve come this far, you’re probably looking at replacing important components. Order the correct spares to get your Hoover washing machine fixed using the model number. It appears on the rating plate, but you can also check the user manual if you still have it.
You can find the rating plate behind the door frame or on it, or it could be at the back of the kickplate. – that’s the covering at the bottom of your machine.
If you’re changing the brushes, your repair is pretty simple. Fit the new ones and their springs into the brush holders, and put the brush assemblies back where you found them, securing them with the screws you removed in order to remove them. Now, replace the motor.
Replacing Your Hoover’s Motor
To replace the motor, start by aligning the four pegs with the corresponding spots on the motor. Slot it into place. Replace the bolts you loosened when removing the motor, and get ready to fit the belt.
Begin by fitting it onto the bottom spindle. Carefully match the grooves on the belt with the ones on the spindle. Now, fit it over the pulley wheel, turning it until it is tight.
Slot the electrical connector back into place, and screw the back panel on again. You have sorted out your Hoover E08 code, so it’s time to plug in and test out your washing machine.
If You Need Help
Although you might find a video on YouTube that takes you through the details of a washing machine engine replacement, you can’t be blamed for deciding to get expert services instead. You have answers to your questions, but you can see that it’s quite a big job. Look for a technician who knows the Candy washing machine or the Hoover Vision.
You now know the common error code that shows something is amiss with the engine, and with overloading ruled out, you may decide that you need no additional information. All the same, ask for a quote before deciding whether to go ahead with repairs. Replacing a motor is costly, so you might consider getting a new machine instead.