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Program will not start, door light flashing

I have a whirlpool awm 8143/3 washing machine. When I go to start the wash it makes a few noises like its about to start but then it stops and the door open light begins to flash. The door will not open until the machine has been switched off and left for a few minutes. I was thinking perhaps a problem with the sensor switch for the door or sum sort of program error. Anyone have any ideas? Or anyone had a similar problem?

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  • cwilson36 Jul 28, 2010

    Hey, I posted this ages ago but it turned out it was just the brushes on the motor. Twenty quid for a new set of brushes and very easy to fix. Just tip the washing machine over on its side and you'l see the motor underneath and you should be able to replace the brushes from there.

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Has anyone had any joy with this? I have exactly the same problem.

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