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Frequent interruptions of washer

The motor of our 3-4 year old washer started to run in intervals every few seconds and then stops unlike the usual continuous run to complete a cycle. Is there aa reset button I need to push or is it the end of this washer? The Whirlpool washer we had prior to this one lasted 11 years. We are concerend but we need asistance.

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This is most likely the brushes on the motor. Intermittently failing due to wear and tear. I *could* be the motor but the brushes are very cheap in comparison.

On most washers the brushes are < £20. Time to fit is less than 0.5 hours.

You have three options

1/ If you are or know someone who is very technical and confident - once you have the right parts should be able to install them. (Unlplug the unit before touching!!!)

2/ If you have a service contract use it, they should provide parts and fix.
3/ A service engineer is your last option - say £90 callout + parts. (On certain washer units parts are free up to five years old - but you have to pay the call out fee)

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