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Machine washes drum ok but does not spin, will start 2 to 5 sec then stops...could it be brushes

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It appears your motor/motor controller has failed in this instance.

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1.....Make sure all of the water is being pumped out. If not he machine will not spin.
2.....Remove thre filter at the base of the mascine and clean it out. Look in the aperture with a torch to ensure there is nothing in there.
3.....Check thet the drum spins around freely by flicking it by hand. if it doesn't smoothly revolve then there is a blockage in the drum. If it makes a low growl then the bearings a re faulty. Both of these reasons need technical assistance.
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