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Wash starts it fills with water then stops and wont wash

You fill your machine with items to be washed. turn to the desired setting and press start button. Water enters the drum and machine makes normal starting noises. After minute or so the machine stops with the normal lights displayed and nothing happens. It stays at the wash cycle. Can anyone help me with this problem please. I have tried re-starting the program and then re-starting another program, turning it off and on at the mains and have checked to make sure all the water lines are not squashed and also tried to wash with an empty drum with no success regards

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  • Jim Southan Apr 01, 2007

    Have just tried that and did not work. Thanks for advice have you any more.

  • Jim Southan Apr 01, 2007

    it seems to be that the drum wont turn at all on any of the problems and thats why the machine program stops

  • jonshutt Jan 11, 2008

    I have the same issue. I notice someone has mentioned to check the motor brushes. Any advice on how to do this?
    Many thanks

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Problem may just be that drum is not turning so you think program is stopped. try cancelling and select spin program and see if you get spin

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

  • douglas smith Apr 01, 2007

    as an ewasy first step, check motor brushes that is often the source of the problem

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When i put my hotpoint aquarius extra wma44 on iy flls with water and then the door lock light comes on....when it has filled with water the machaine will not do its wash...ive changed the door lock unit inside hoping that will fix it but when i switched it on again ...it done it again...can anybody help to see what ive missed out

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