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After filling with water, will not agitate. Sometimes will work after working control several times.

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  • jlewis117 Feb 08, 2010

    I don't think this machine has any heating element. Also it's set for cold water. The timer runs through all of the cycles, just won't agitate during wash cycle.

  • jlewis117 Feb 08, 2010

    I don't think this machine has any heating element. Also it's set for cold water. The timer runs through all of the cycles, just won't agitate during wash cycle.

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Check that it is actually heating the water. If it is not, I would suspect the heating element needs replacement.
It is programmed to fill with water - then heat it before washing.
If the water does not heat, it will just wait....and wait.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

  • Richard Perkins
    Richard Perkins Feb 09, 2010

    The only other things to check are the main motor and motor control board for faults.

    If the machine is over 5 years old, check the carbon brushes on the motor for wear, as these can be cheaply replaced.

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