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Intermitant loss of power, spinning problem

Hi, First the machine lost power, all lights went out - during spin cycle. I tested power point - o.k. - took agitator out, put it back and it worked, for a while. When it's on the spin cycle now, keeps power but just sits there. I turn it off, leave for a bit, try to spin and it does? It's like it's overheating and cutting out but I can't feel any heat. Can you help please?

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Re: intermitant loss of power, spinning problem

Hi Diane, Sounds like the brushes in the motor have gone, is it a hotpoint?

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