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Indesit WI101 Hi THe drum on my indesit WI101 will not spin round, the belt is still attached and spinning. Any ideas? Thanks Lee

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Re: Indesit WI101

What u need to do is tip the washer back and look underneath to see the motor look closely to check if it has carbon brushes if it does then these will need replacing has they will be worn but if it doesnt it will have a module this is a circuit board to the right handside at the back as you look to the back from the front it will be in a plastic cover with wires coming from it this will be faulty some of these are exspensive now all this depends on how old the washer is if its an oldish 1 then it will have a module if its a newish 1 eg less than 5years old it will have carbon brushes m8

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