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Washer fills, but doesn't do anything else

Hi, I just hooked up my Danby washer this evening. Got everything together and plugged and started my fist load. The washer filled up fine, but then did nothing else. It won't agitate, it won't drain, it won't spin. It's like the power isn't working. Any ideas?

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Re: Washer fills, but doesn't do anything else

If it fills then the power is there open the lid and make sure all connectors are on to the timer if they are then more then likely u have a motor problem check carbon brushes if these are low then the motor wont turn the drum if there is no carbon brushes ull have a module if this is faulty most of the time its cheaper to replace the washer m8

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