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Hi Pommie, signed up and created an account like others here to shout out and say thanks for post along with detailed description and pictures, error gone, problem solved. hoping some cool karma comes your way. Cheers, Steve
This fix worked for me also. I was skeptical to say the least, but I'm truly amazed now.
I have no idea why that could cause an error code, as it's just a simple relay latch.
There shouldn't be any way for the system to know it's not working properly, but somehow it does. Resistance in the coil, I suppose.
I used white artist's tape, and put a couple layers so that the actuator plate is not hitting the front stop, and a couple layers underneath so it can't be pulled all the way back against the electromagnet. And much to my amazement it fixed it.
The existing foam was still there but very thin, not much thicker than a sheet of paper so I guess that was the flaw.
Thanks again for everyone who posts on this forum.
Here's another beer to Pommie for another C1860 fixed. It was a bit of a pain-in-the-butt since my wife has it in the corner and I had to spin it in place to get the back screws out. I hope I don't have to do this again!
POur les français : il y a un petit bout de mousse. Il faut qu'il soit en dessous du machin metalique entouré. J'ai pris un tourne vis plat et je l'ai reglissé vers le bas car il était remonté d'où la panne.
As there's such a massive feeling of thanks to Pommie for posting this information, perhaps he might like to post his favourite charity?, and people could send any donations they feel the urge to make to them?.