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Asko 10505 not agitating or spinning

I followed previous on-line advice to to other people with similar problems, and I have replaced the brushes and a blown capacitor- but still not getting any joy from the motor. After the machine fills with water, at the point where the drum should start agitating, the machine progressively draws more power (up to about 50A) for a couple of seconds. This puts tension on the belt, like it's trying to turn the drum, but it doesn't start the motor. Then it stops. I can spin the drum and the motor quite easily by hand- it doesn't feel seized. Before this problem occured, I had probably overloaded the machine with too much weight- not sure if this caused the problem, or if it had no bearing on what has happened.
I am running the machine off a photovoltaic array and a top quality sine-wave inverter with plenty of capacity: before this fault the machine was running fine off the inverter.

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Not a solution, I have had the same problem due to family members overloading the machine, in fact I have it now which is why I am on here. Previously I fixed it by cleaning the deposit left on the rotor caused by the brushes. It worked before but not this time maybe the brushes are now too worn. This is my second set of brushes I replaced a set after about 10 years of use. From memory there is not a huge difference between a completely new motor and a set of brushes so I may go that way now as the machins is around 15 years old

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