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Faulty Hotpoint WMA76 washing machine

My washing machine will not spin. I have tried the manuals suggestion by removing the washing to see if the fail safe switch resets. Any ideas? my washing machine wont spin at all it fills then starts to drain im wondering if this anything to do with my electric going while my washing machine was in mid cycle it span that day just asnt worked ever since also my washing machine is a wma10

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    This is a UK model not a USA I dont know of anybody here that has info on UK units



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It may be 1) a connection loose at the motor 2) motor brushes are worn out 3) a pcb fault check in that order.

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