Question about Hoover UltraCare HC6 120M Front Load Washer
Drum doesn't turn when machine is switched on. Water gets into machine OK, and appears to pump out when put on the spin programme. Drive belt from motor to drum is fine, and drum turns manually from the back when the back cover is taken off.
I have similar problem with same model unit, found brushes on motor worn to point copper contact is hitting and scoreing commutator. Easy checked, ensure power completely disconnected, lie machine on side and gently rotate drum looking in side the motor. The commutator is what looks like a circular block of copper segments which will rotate with the drum and should be evenly worn and coated with carbon from the brushes. If you see a clean copper area, usually in the center, then the brushes are worn down below workable levels. Suggest replacing should resolve problem.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Watch the motor when it is supposed to be running. If nothing, measure for voltage across the brushes and across the motor power terminals. Make sure the motor will turn freely by hand. If power is present, there may be an open wire to either the field winding or one of the brushes.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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