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Hotpoint Aquarius Extra washine machine. Won't start..

Door light flashing and the machine won't start.
new brushies in motor and new door lock fitted, but still no joy.
Durm spins fine and the belts not tight.
Does the light flashing mean its a program fault ?

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Re: Hotpoint Aquarius Extra washine machine. Won't...

Hi there the pcb behind the control panel is blown this is due to the carbons running low

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