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F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

Hello Everyone,
I have a Unimatic T V-Zug washing machine. It is about 10 years old now and has been in storage.
I have just reinstalled it and have done about 3 complete washes in it.
After the last wash was complete it gave me an "F8 call service department' error code.

The machine spins takes water, drains the water, the door opens and closes fine.

Does anyone know what the F8 refers to, or how to fix it?
I live in Bulgaria, so I doubt any service department is her or will come and it is 10 years old.

I have tried all the normal procedures in the manual.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 21.02.2021, 11:55
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

Error of an electronic part. No idea which one
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Old 21.02.2021, 20:18
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

"F8 call service department"- would second part of the message be easy way to follow up and perhaps find our what the first message is exactly about ...?
https://www.vzug.com/ch/en/troublesreport
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

That is the only part of the message
Thank you for the link.
I will try it as well.
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Old 21.02.2021, 22:43
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

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That is the only part of the message
Thank you for the link.
I will try it as well.
No it's not. Second part is "call service department", part one is "error F8".
So call service department to find out what F8 means.

When they hear where you are and have no access to a V-Zug provider, they might even be helpful and give you some additional information on how to fix it. TIS.
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Old 21.02.2021, 23:32
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

In this document, F8 means that the water is too hot.

https://www.vzug.com/medias/sys_mast...ttachment=true

The inflow water, that is.

(I googled for "Fehler f8" instead of error f8).

But I'd call a technician.
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

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No it's not. Second part is "call service department", part one is "error F8".
So call service department to find out what F8 means.

When they hear where you are and have no access to a V-Zug provider, they might even be helpful and give you some additional information on how to fix it. TIS.
I hope so
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

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In this document, F8 means that the water is too hot.

https://www.vzug.com/medias/sys_mast...ttachment=true

The inflow water, that is.

(I googled for "Fehler f8" instead of error f8).

But I'd call a technician.
Thanks for the link.
This only has cold water attached to it. Any hot water it needs for a hot cycle, ie: whites, it heats up itself. But it does go along with another F8 from whirlpool about an open heatig circuit. So maybe the heating element area???
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

You should be able to find the instruction manual for the machine on V-Zug's website or on some other. If the manual explains what error F8 stands for, you may be able to make some headway. If not, you will have to call or email them.
You should see if there is any way to "reset" the machine. Maybe, unplug and plug it back once and see.
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Old 22.02.2021, 10:56
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You should be able to find the instruction manual for the machine on V-Zug's website or on some other. If the manual explains what error F8 stands for, you may be able to make some headway. If not, you will have to call or email them.
You should see if there is any way to "reset" the machine. Maybe, unplug and plug it back once and see.
I have the manual, pdf, and original paper. I have tried all that is in there as well as on/off. Thanks.
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Old 22.02.2021, 11:12
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Thanks for the link.
This only has cold water attached to it. Any hot water it needs for a hot cycle, ie: whites, it heats up itself. But it does go along with another F8 from whirlpool about an open heatig circuit. So maybe the heating element area???
I really doubt that V-Zug has the same error codes a Whirlpool.

What are you going to do when you get the error code translated into an actual fault description?
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

Is it cleaning your clothes properly? If so and you are still able to run the machine even with the error code, I wouldn't worry about it.

We had one of those F# error codes on our V-Zug dishwasher for the last 5 years. It was one of those faults that didn't say what the problem was but to call service. From previous experience with service rates in this country (not sure how it is in Bulgaria), it wasn't worthwile to have service on an 8 year old appliance. We hung on with this error code beeping for 5 years until the machine finally gave up last week.

If you google your Model Number and the error code, you should get some better details of what the code means. If it turns out that it is related to a specific part, you might be able to swap it out for not too much money. If it only says to contact service, for a 10 year old appliance, it isn't worth the hassle or cost as you are unfortunately near the life expectancy of the machine.

Having said that, you should send a PM to user st2lemans. If you fly him out to Bulgaria, he could surely fix it for you.
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

When it's washing touch the door and you should be able to tell if it's too cold, warm, or too hot.


If there's a little filter compartment near the bottom of the machine have you cleaned it?
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

It seems to do with a sensor for water temperature has failed.
I will need to replace it. Thankfully a simple fix.
Just unplug, pull out, and put in a new one.

Just got to get ahold of a new one now.
About 14 CHF for the part. Much better than 300 CHF for a new machine.

And ye sit is worth it. This machine is like the Mercedes Benz of washing machines. I have only had one other problem with it in 10 years.
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Old 22.02.2021, 20:20
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Re: F8 Error Vzug Unimatic T Washing Machine

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In this document, F8 means that the water is too hot.

https://www.vzug.com/medias/sys_mast...ttachment=true

The inflow water, that is.

(I googled for "Fehler f8" instead of error f8).

But I'd call a technician.
I've not heard of washing machines that take in hot water
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I've not heard of washing machines that take in hot water
Haven't seen them here but it's common in the States (or used to be at least).
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