General rear window washer for mot

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chris2982, Saturday 11th Jun, 2016.

  1. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi all,

    can anyone confirm if the rear window washer doesn't work can it fail an MOT.
    I have done a bit of Googleing but getting mixed responses.

    thanks
    chris
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    uum if it was the front one don't work then yes its a fail, I would say it may be also inclusive of the rear too. It all depends of the Nominated tester at the MOT station.
     
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  3. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I agree it can be a grey area. They've never tested mine. You can download the official check list @
    MOT inspection check list gov.UK.
    I owned my Buick for 17 years and never had any problems. I checked the gov MOT site recently and it failed its new owner on number plates and indicators ( colour )
     
  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Don't know about the washer, but my rear wiper was NOT working at MOT time and it didn't even warrant an advisory.
     
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  5. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    I would guess not, saloons don't have one although perhaps the rules are if it is there then it should work?

    But then reverse lights not working are not an MOT fail.
     
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  6. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Rear washers and wipers might come as advisory but never a fail.
     
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  7. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I wouldn't know I always make sure mine are working. But I can find out I know a lady who knows a man who has a garage that does mots so I'll make some enquiries and get back to you later.
     
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  8. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Does the motor make a noise?

    It could be as simple as a blocked nipple.

    I'd rather have it working before taking to the MOT just incase.
     
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  9. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I know why it s not working I just have no 5ime at the mo between work, the kids and hospital appointments to do it,,, so hoping to find out just incase I can't get it sorted in time.
     
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  10. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Don't panic! Assuming you haven't left the MOT until it's about to run out, then even if it fails you'll have 10 working days to fix it and then go back for a free retest, in fact my normal process is to take it in up to a month before expiry (the longest that you can anticipate) and then see what the old girl fails on before getting my hands dirty. In a way I suppose I use the MOT test as a pre-MOT check and then (if required) the retest as the actual test. Works for me...
     
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  11. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    simple answer = NO not part of MOT

    reason = you have wing mirrors
     
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  12. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    it's due at the end of the month,, just gonna get it booked in and fingers crossed.

    cheers for the info guys :Smile:
     
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  13. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Spoke to my daughter and she has confirmed that it's nothing if the rear washer doesn't work the only ones they are interested in are your front ones.
     
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  14. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    brill,,, thanks for that...

    it was my own fault,, when I out the spoiler on I must have trapped the pipe.. :Blushing:
     
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  15. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Better not write a guide then mate.:Grin:
     
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  16. Heckler Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    My rear Washer isn't working and she passed the MOT in Dec like that.
     
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  17. iceman2010 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    My rear washer not working and passed MOT in april. No advisories either.
     
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