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Crackling noise The machine drum is stationary and about to fill/empty and makes a cracking noise. We thought there was a coin in the drum but this doesn't make sense if the drum is stationary

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Sounds like you may have a short in a wire. I would open the unit and take a look. You may want to also open it and run it to see if you can track it down.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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SOURCE: Wash starts it fills with water then stops and wont wash

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

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SOURCE: drum wont turn

check for worn carbon brushs in the motor.good luck!

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: i have a hotpoint aquarius

The bra wire bears no relation to your present problem.
Remove top cover, screws at rear, and push top cover back.
See if the belt is still on, if it is, then select final spin and see if the motor and drum go round, if it does not, then the brushes in the motor probably need replacing.
Unplug washer, and disconnect the motor. you will find the brushes at the motor plug end, depress plastic lugs, and slide brushes out, if they are less than 5mm long, then replace them

If it is the belt that has come off, you will have to remove the rear panel to refit it.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: drum not going around

Bad belt or transmission.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: noise in drum sound like its gonna blow up

hello, unfortunately the wf321 drum does not split the bearings and drum come as one complete unit and so you need to order a drum unit complete with new bearings and replace the lot

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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