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My washing machine drum does not turn. The machine fills and emptys water and i can hear a relay clicking when the motor should spin. The drive belt is on and the brushes in the motor have lots of life left in them. Where else should i look ?

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    machine has got quieter and drum not turning

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Hiya .. It is probably the bearings on the drum at fault, may have collapsed... is the drum making a noise when you turn it by hand?
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It can be tempting to ignore washing machine noises, especially if the machine is still working. But washing machine noise is not only annoying, it can also be a sign of serious damage. When armed with a few tips, you can determine what problem may be causing your washing machine to rattle, and what you can do to stop it.

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