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Drum spins once and stops

On any program the machine fills, the drum spins once then it stops. Pressing start - the drum spins once again then stops. Programs end light then comes on. Any ideas?

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  • Ian Jones Oct 10, 2006

    WASHDOCTOR - thank you for your assistance, may I trouble you for some further advice?

    Is it just a matter of replacing or repairing the board or are you saying that a posssible wiring problem / falty motor will cause a new board to fail too? Where do I start?

  • Ian Jones Oct 11, 2006

    I have included a photo of the brushes. The machine has only been used twice a week for a year, it was the moved and stored for a year. It was moved again last July and has been used twice a week since then. It has not had a heavy knock.

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Hi there i recondition hundreds of these machines a year and i can tell you that your problem is the module board which has short circuited due to a wiring problem or depending on the type of motor that was fitted. you looking at a lot of money there is no easy fix to this problem.

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  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2006

    ok firstly check the motor, what you are looking for is the type of carbons brushes it has. if they are in like a white casing then your not ok, if there in are in black screw on holders then you are, if they are in white then they are easy to remove and replace. get back to me once you have done that and we will go from there.


    by the way you machine was not moved recently or anything like that where it might have had a knock.

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