Question about Washing Machines
Heater element? Brake motor? Dont exist on this machine! Obviously some people commenting are not familiar with this machine, I am not stirring but rather correcting misinformation which people just find confusing.
I have the same issue with my machine and do not have the answer but I know there is no heater element or brake motor on this machine, my brushes are in great condition, its a belt drive and belt is not broken, motor is fine.
I can hear a relay click when it tries to rotate the drum but nothing happens, I inspected the control panel and found a relay that looks like it got very hot and melted to a resistor thingy next to it. I believe this is the cause of the problem but a new control panel will cost around $200, more than the machine is worth, hope this helps.
P.S. I bought a new machine.
Posted on Aug 07, 2013
Sounds lke the belt has broken
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i think you will find the carbon brushes r worn out they r mounted on the side of the motor held on by 2 5.5mm nuts or 2 screws 1 brush on each side of the motor switch off at the mains b4 you start work good luck
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
you have a faulty brake motor. It pulls in and releases the brake. When pulled right it it contacts a switch which lets the other actions like washing and spinning to occur. $77 to $86 off ebay or appliance stores. turn off ac. remove back off machine. reach around left side of frame at the bottom of the tub and push the brake forward manually and let the little plastic retainer turn sideways and release the wire rope retainer that comes out of the brake motor. remove the power cable to the brake motor by pulling out the connector on the right side under the tub. remove the two 8mm screws retaining the brake motor and remove the brake motor. reverse procedure with new item.
enjoy uninterrupted washes!
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
With the symptoms you describe i would suspect a intermittent heater element fault as you are getting earth leakage current which is tripping the whole supply rather than a current overload which would just trip the socket circuit breaker. Get the heating element checked over first as this is the most likely cause.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
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