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WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius drum does not turn during wash or spin

The machine fills with water and I can hear the motor working but the drum does not move during the washing cycle. The drum doesn't move during the spin cycle either. The drive belt is intact and not broken. Any ideas please?

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  • myfairlady Jan 06, 2009

    Checked all of the above. Not solved the problem yet. Just before the machine broken down all of the lights on the control panel were flashing in a row up and down. Does this pin point the problem? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    All lights flashing in sequence and drum not turning

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Sound like the contact points on the timer are probebly dirty or arched to where they are not making good contact. you can take and clean them with a piece of emery cloth if you are mechanically inclined and can take the timer apart. Also there's a set of contacts down by the motor ti check too.
Good Luck,

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Start checking the lid switch, if this is stuck the machine wont start.

If the drum does not move at all, the motor, the motor control unit, the motor coupler, the control board may be faulty.

For more details you need to observe if machine is draining and pumping water inside during cycle, see: It doesn't spin


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