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Keeps stopping The machine often struggles to get started after pressing 'start'. I can hear a relay click, the motor starts up but immediately the relay clicks again and the motor stops. Keeping on pressing the button will usually eventually get it started but then it usually stop again after anything between 2 and 40 seconds. I have found a work-around by holding the button in. The machine carries on stopping but is restarts straightaway. I have found that once its gets warmed up the problem more-or-less goes away although we do still get the odd unexpectedly halt every now and again. My wife hates it, wants to bin it and never wants to see a Miele again. But it's only four years old and is a top brand so I am reluctant to do so. Nonetheless we can't carry on like this. Miele won't talk to me until I pay them an extortionate call-out fee and I am concerned that fixing it will cost me more than buying new. Would be very grateful if you can help. Hi thereMiele T494CStarts ok, but when starts the anticlockwise tumble the circuit breaker trips?What can I do to repair?

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This relay is a starting device that works by supplying current to the motor's starting coil. Once motor has gained sufficient speed (the threshold speed}, this current naturally reduces to click the relay off and allowing only the "running" motor coil to take over. Now if the motor suddenly slows down, below the threshold speed, the start switch locking relay also drops out and you must press the switch again. So why may the speed begin to reduce? Possibly the drum bearings need lube or adjustment or the motor is just getting worn down or your power source is lower voltage than required (also look at wire size leading to wall outlet). Try to find one of these as your problem first. Just curious, do you have the same problem with no clothes in dryer? If not, then focus on ..if you do, then focus on [drum bearings need lube or adjustment or the motor is just getting worn down]. If you do, then focus on [our power source is lower voltage than required (also look at wire size leading to wall outlet).]

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