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Zanussi FJ1214 I have what has been up to now a very good and reliable machine. The fast spin does not seem to be working although the drum is turning around fine. It seems to get up to a low speed for the spin but does not speed up. Is there a fuse or a relay or a microswitch or some such other little gadget that might be needed to make a circuit before the machine goes onto fast spin? I am not sure about the rinse but this might be playing up a bit as well. The rest of the wash cycle works fine. Thanks for any help or pointers. Adrian

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Hiya

the first thing i would check is the motor brushes, as this can be a sign that they are worn down and in need of replacing. the easiest way to check is :-

1, remove the plug from the mains
2, tilt the machine back, making sure it wont fall on top of you.
3, looking under the machine the motor will be directly in front of you and the brushes will be on either side of it.
4, you will need a 5.5mm socket and a small ratchet to remove the screws.( you will only need to remove one brush as they wear evenly, if they are worn then BOTH will have to be replaced)
5, the brushes will just pull away from the motor, anything less than 10mm of carbon i would replace.

NOTE
on the brushes you will notice two small lugs, these are to ensure the brushes are correctly lined up, make sure when refitting that these are locked into their correct holes on the motor.

hope this helps

please dont forget to rate the helpfulness of this reply thanks kj

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