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Hotpoint motor problem after renewing drum bearings!

I, ok i have just renewed my hotpoint washers drum bearings, put it all back togther drum turns lovely no leaks, but now the motor wont agitate but spins fine exept on the very fast spin (1400) the motor arc`s and trips the house rcd! it was fine before i stripped it down to do the bearings, what have i done!! (i left the motor attached to the plastic drum when i did the bearings could i have disturbed something in the motor?)

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    ok i thought that, but it was working fine brfore i fixed the bearings, thats what i dont get, and on the spin cycle the motor works fine, its like it loses power when on wash cycle?

  • dave2812 Mar 07, 2009

    ok i thought that, but it was working fine brfore i fixed the bearings, thats what i dont get, and on the spin cycle the motor works fine, its like it loses power when on wash cycle?



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Hi dave, Its nothing you have done! It will need the carbon brushes changed in the motor as they have got low. The arcing is caused by the brushes not touching the com properly. Just change them and it will be all good.....

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  • Kris Seymour Mar 09, 2009

    Ok well then if that the case then you might have the wash windings in the motor on there way out! Then you will need to replace the motor! Check the conections on the heater as this can cause a low neutral return on the motor side.



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