Jila industrial washing machine system stopped working?
I am living in an abandoned old age care home as a live-in guardian. The building has an impressive laundry that houses Jila washing machines and dryers. One of the washing machines was working when I first moved in, but has since stopped. I'd like to get it to start working again.
From what I can see, there are two problems:
1. The pump that maintains the water pressure in the inlet hoses seems to have stopped working. The red light is on next to the word 'failure'. When I switch the power on and off it seems to work for a little bit, with water filling the hoses. However, the failure light flashes on and off at the same time that I can hear a clicking noise. The pump stops working shortly after that. I initially overcame this problem by supplying the water to the machine manually.
2. Each of the machines are attached to power cables and soap supply cables which first route through a metal box with gauges (attached to the wall). When using the machine for the last time, an alarm went off and the light on the box connected to that machine turned off. I have checked the fuse box, non of the switches are set to off.
I've taken another look at the laundry setup and I was wrong about the washing machine being powered from the dispenser. There is actually another box (see photos) that supplies the power to the washing machine. I presume that the power cable that runs from the machine to the soap dispenser actually powers the soap dispenser.
I've attached photos of the mystery power box, inside and out. I access these photos by clicking 'images' on the bottom left hand side of my screen. Can anyone else see these photos?
Is this mystery a fuse box? Could this be the cause of the lack of washing machine power?
Is this a good question?