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WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius drum does not turn during wash or spin

The machine fills with water but the drum does not turn. It does not move on the spin cycle. I can hear the motor working. The drive belt has been checked and this is intact. The drum moves freely when turned by hand but it does seem have an a lot of free movement. Any ideas please before I call an engineer out!? Thanks.

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If the machine pumps water inside but does not start :

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 , see: It doesn't spin

See also a general diagram here: WMA54 Hotpoint Aquarius drum does not turn during  - redarrow.gif Front Load Frigidaire/GE/Kenmore Style

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