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Washing machine will not engage drum in wash or spin mode

I have a Bosch 800 MAX WFL1660AU washing machine about a month a go it was washing and did not finish the cycle with the spin mode. I have removed the lid to check and can see no wires loose I have removed the back and floor and accessed the motor and see no wires loose. I then reassemble and the machine worked for around 3 -4 cycles. Then the same problem persisted. Again i opened up the machine and gave it a clean with the vacuum thinking there may have been dust or something blocking some sort of connection. The machine when reassembled again worked for 1-2 cycles. I have since removed the motor and replaced the Carbon brushes on re assembly the machine engaged the motor for the first sort of spin ( (about 10 secs) and then stopped. I have just taken it apart again and the same occurred around 10 secs worth of spin then nothing !!!!!! frustrating. It seems all of the mechanics are ok and since it has washed full cycle a few time , it seems the electrics are ok??? Any idea on what i could trouble shoot now? I don't have the money at the money to engage a expensive mechanic.

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It sounded like the brushes have gone but you said you replaced them right? usually when the drum stops spinning its because the brushes have completely worn down and there is nothing left are you sure you snapped them into place properly or brought the correct model numbered ones? then are very difficult to get into the correct place I had a very similar problem and it took four attemps to get them in thr right place they are not the most easiest of things to do. if you have then it might be the motherboard electrical component if this is the case you will need a new machine im afraid if you dont have that much disposable funds try the freecycle website the offer free stuff look for you nearest area and take a look

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

Testimonial: "Ha thanks for your feedback i took the brushes out and then re fitted it spunn a little then stopped 1 of the brushed was a little hard to fit or rather a little tight i sandit down a fraction and made smooth re fitted both just to be sure she is now working fine very happy after persistence hope this helps others"

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Sounds like you a broken coupler. This is what makes the washer spin. You can check this by leaning the machine back and feeling for a rubber coupler between the motor and transmission. if this part wiggles or is missing replace it, its broke. Another sign of it being broke is rubber under the machine when you tilt it back.

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Check the motor control board for dry joints, poor contact, signs of excessive heat around plugs/pins
I would try new brushes again or thoroughly inspect whether they are contacting the commutator.
I hope I have been of help but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This sounds very much like the motor IS failing. Following are my pre-typed general guidance notes and include a comment about changing brushes- sorry!
Motors- and belts, which is sensible to change at the same time- are easy to be changed by a competent person:-
REMOVE POWER FROM THE MACHINE AND REMOVE THE BACK.
The motor support bolts, normally 2, should be loosened and the belt removed then remove the bolts completely
With the motor it is false economy to just have the brushes changed. Experience of others is that the brushes may only last months unless, that is, the motor is totally refurbished. Refurbishing includes skimming the commutator on which the brushes run. Without skimming the brushes do not sit firmly on the commutator but straddle it- the centre is often more worn than the outer part.
Unfortunately motors are not cheap- the motor for our 18+ yearold Bosch cost GBP250 but it will probably outlive us!
Often putting the new belt on is a bit of a struggle, even with the motor 'loose', because it is new and smaller!
Once on it should be tensioned by pulling the motor against the belt firmly- but not over tight- and the motor support bolts tightened.
ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD ANY FORM OF LEVERAGE BE USED TO TENSION THE BELT. THAT COULD LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE BELT, MOTOR AND BEARINGS- EXPENSIVE!
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Thanks and good luck,
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Posted on Jun 14, 2011

Testimonial: "Think I will get a new machine as motor is expensive . Thanks for advise"

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