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Washing machine problem

Hi my washing machine will not drain water its trying to spin and making a screetching noise wot could be wrong how can i fix it

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  • colinp1 Oct 26, 2008

    my brushes r on the bottm of the machine i took them out but they looked ok so i put them bac in i cleared the tube and now its emptying the water and spinning but now its making a screetching noise and sticking on the wash program so im now having to stand at washing machine to put it on next cycle cause it wont go to the next cycle automaticily thanx

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It could be that the carbon brushes need changing on the motor. you can drain the machine if there is water in it by disconnecting the outflow pipe from the u-bend under the sink and lowering it into a bucket. This will empty any water in the machine (most of it any way), at the same time you can check for blockages in the outflow pipe while it is disconnected. If the machine is at least five years old then the carbon brushes are easy enough to change yourself, they are seated each side of the motor which will be on top of the machine. Simply carfully disconnect the electric cables on each carbon brush, gently slide them out and replace them by carefully sliding the new ones back into place and then connecting the electric cables again. The carbon brushes for hotpoints were universal for the older models 5 years old or more, but the newer version have cleverly put the motors on the bottom and are hard if not impossible to get to. You will then need to call out an engineer. Always make sure that you disconnet from the mains before touching anything within the machine, and if you are not confident in what you are doing the don't do it, call an engineer.

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    Debs Oct 26, 2008

    when you checked the brushes how big were they? cause if they are about 1/2 an inch or less they will need replacing.

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