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Drum Does not Rotate

4 years old drum just suddenly stopped rotating. Fills ok empties ok via ! selector but after filling nothing, Checked belt was ok checked for loose connections. Losts of carbon dust around belt.

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  • Kyka Oct 27, 2008

    Took motor out checked brushes. They were contacting armature so took them out cleaned them and refitted. Hey presto working again.;-) although motor refit was a bit fiddly and the belt was just a **^%$£** to fit. Thanks very much. Gonna buy a new set of brushes and fit when I can.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    It fills and empties fine it just won't agitate

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    drum will not rotate freely when turned by hand

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The carbon dust that you mention ? on the drivebelt will//may have come from the electric motor carbon brushes especially as you sy machine is 4 yrs old you can diy inspect the brushes by removing the rear panel to access motor unplug the socket from motor then slacken belt and remove belt from pully remove the motor you will see location f brushes x2 opposit each other and normally held in position ont armature of motor by coiled pressure clip like watch spring and brush has wire embedded in it and other end a push on terminal? when these brushes wear down normally the fist indication is fast spin slows then eventually no rotation of drum? over a period of time? SO easy diy to renew brushes if as above worne down /not contacting armature? cost approx £5 here in n/west uk worth investigating and diy saving ££££s $$$$s? and i hope you have good luck hope this helps/inspires you?

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  • silver top Oct 27, 2008

    well done! thank you for your update and pleased to hear you were successful and are now more knowledged as to diy your machine ? for info the brushes cost approx £ 5 uk andwhen fitted in carriers will be level with the top of carrier whilst brushes are out try cleaning armature up and you could use one if wifes fine nail file then vac out ? i hold nail file against and rotate the belt pulley by hand alway works i would consider renew of belt? hope it lasts another 4 yrs? best wishes

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