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Drum spins for a bit then stops. Strange grinding noise and flashing.

The Drum of my Hoover washer/dryer spins for a bit then stops. There seems to be a grinding noise and when I took the back off and switched the drying mode on I noticed a strange flashing light from the motor, as though someone was welding from it the noise was obviously attributed to this as well. What do you think the problem is and how can it be fixed?

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The brushes are worn out and need replacing

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Re: Drum spins for a bit then stops. Strange grinding noise and flashing. - Hoover HW130M Front Load Washer / Dryer Washing...

It may need new carbon brushes in the motor.

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