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My washer wont spin

My zanussi washer when i put it on a cycle it will fill up with water you can hear the motor working to make it go round but the drum doesnt move ive checked the belt its ok dont know what else to do can you please help

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Re: my washer wont spin

On the motor there are what you call carbon brushes.. these wear out over time, this then the motor stop spining check and get back to me . cheers doc

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