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Door lock light flashing

During spin cycle it developed a noise like a belt buckle hitting the drum..then after a couple of days of doing this it suddenly banged & tripped the consumer units breaker. reset switch..turned on washer..now all we get is door lock flashing........any suggestions????

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Could be a faulty belt. May need replacing. Or in the worse case scenario the bearings may need replacing.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Debs Oct 23, 2008

    as an after thought it could also be a bra wire stuck between the drum and the outer and drum

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