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Washing machine last night my washing machine tripped the electrics and there was a sort of burning smell. now the washing machine wont turn on at all. tried changing the fuse but that hasnt done anything. any ideas what the problem is? thanks :)

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  • punkinboots Nov 01, 2007

    if the brushes are replaced will the machine work then? at the moment there is no sign of life!

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    machine 4 years old no power when loaded and closed door blew 2 fuses 3rd fuse nothing still.has been previously loud and moving alot 6months ago was told is on its way out.so think it needs replacing as cost to fix it would not be worth it.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Washing machine got slower and slower, then tripped the internal automatic fuse, now it won't reset. Everything is dead, even the fill relays....


    Any help appreciated - worked perfect until this.

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Check the brushes in the motor. They've probably worn down and need replacing.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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