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Drum dose not turn belt is ok no smell or dust

Washing Machine fault. drum dose not turn belt is ok no smell or dust around motor water pumps out ok , Indesit WG 1286. can i test motor on its own

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Firstly and most commonly it could be that your motor brushes have worn out, and the motor is not turning. It is a simple task to check your brushes just remove them from the motor and look at the end of the carbon if it is very black and burnt it will need replacing and your machine will spin again. On the very odd occasion if the carbon has worn very low it can short circuit the motor and blow a segment out of the armature, if this is the case a new motor is required.
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2. This ones fairly obvious, The drive belt could be broken or has come off. Best way to test for this is to turn the drum by hand and if it turns very freely with no resistance and no motor noise then the belt is at fault. If the drum is stiff to turn then you probably have a sock stuck between the drum and tub assembly, in this case you will have to call an engineer.
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3. If you still have water in the drum at the end of the wash cycle then you either have a blocked filter or your drain pump has failed. Firstly check your filter (if fitted) if that is not the problem switch your machine onto spin and if the pump is at fault you will hear a faint hum, if this is the case your pump will need replacing. One other reason is if your drain hose goes to a spout under the sink check it to see if it is blocked as this will cause the same problem.
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