A tragedy! My reliable old Eudoria/Eumenia EU456 Sparmeister washer/dryer is out of commission. One of the best items of gear
This machine is made in Austria and is built like a brickhouse. My boat
was delivered with it already built in -- the cabinetry in my passage cabin
was built around its unusual shape. The only trouble I've had with it despite almost daily use many of these years, is a bad door seal once, and some bolts fell out once.
How I have a burned out multi-switch, which is FUBAR as two of the contacts are fused together. This is a switch with seven positions which controls which regime is used (three drying regimes and three washing
regimes, and off). There must be 20 or more wires going to it -- it is very complex.
I have a parts
catalogue and know the switch to have been made by B&W; another version was made by Dreefs. But the switch appears to be neither made nor stocked nor delivered any more. I called Eumenia and they told me that it is unobtainable.
I really don't want to scrap this otherwise still perfectly functioning machine. It would be an expensive operation as I would have to rebuild
the cabinetry. Anyone with some knowledge about washing
machine repair, have any ideas on how to deal with it? I wouldn't even be against rigging
up a bunch of toggle switches, but with 20+ wires involved, I think it would be extremely complicated.