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Water goes into the machine ok at the start of the program.when the motor should kick in there is just this wishywashy sound but no movement in the drum.The red light on the front then flashes fast.I have checked the belt and this is in place.The machine model is WIXL123S.Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Whole load of different possibilities with your problem,and alot are not obvious!What i`d do is to select spin only-only 2 things should happen,1 the pump should come on and 2 the drum should go round.If you hear the pump running without any h2o in the machine you should hear the chug chug noise as the machine`s pump is scaverging the bit of h2o in the body of the pump,if nothing is heard you should check that the pumps impellor is not jammed.If this, ie, 1 works but the drum isn`t revolving and ,as you say the belt is still on,then i should think the motor brushs are worn out.I maybe getting confused with the 100:1 different models.Of course this wishywashy noise maybe your interpretation of the pump being on all the time for the only other thing that will make this noise you describe is when the drum relvolves with h2o in the drum.If you start the machine on a wash programme and it fills for 5 secs then after 15 secs nothing happens it is either ,i think,the motor brushes worn out or the pcb up the creek-mega bucks,so physically remove one or both of the brushes to make sure they haven`t worn out-the carbon bits should be ,when new, about 2 inchs long,1/4 inch=worn out to oblivion!=answer to problem

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