Hi to you from David, 'The Famous Forry'
What sort of fault are you experiencing please?
ive done a bit of fault finding. this is as far as i have got. the wash cycle stops just after the initial fill. i can hear the heating element kick in kettling noise. but it cuts off after 10 seconds.
i have tried each cycle 30 40 and 60 degree. each one fills with a different temp water 30 cold 40 warm 60 warm/hot. but when i check the water temp in the drum the temp is the same as the incoming water. 30 cold 40 warm 60 warm/hot but def not 60degrees.
Does the drum rotate at all?
Are you saying the water is not heating?
If the water is not heating then the element is the first thing to look at and check
Do you have a multimeter to test the element?
it seems that way. without a thermostat i cant be sure. but im pretty certain. no i dont have a multi meter
no the drum does not rotate
Please try your machine on spin only to see if the drum rotates .
i have just tried it but it wont start spinning. the cycle seems to i.e the drain pump seems to kick in but then nothing.
Ok I suggest you look at the brushes in the motor to see if they have worn out. They seem most likely fault right now.
what are the indications that they have worn too much. would that mean replacing the motor or can you replace the brushes?
You will need some tools to do this and remove the main motor. Please ISOLATE your Appliance from the mains ELECTRIC before attempting any repair. Once you have the motor off please report back here. Thankyou.
Yes you can replace the brushes only at a cost of about £20 a pair.
will do. probably take half hour or so. I hope!
i have removed the motor and have removed the long bolts to dismantle the motor. just want to check i can seperate it without any precautions and what to look for when check wear on the brushes?
Hi again, How are you getting on?
The brushes are usually held down in their chamber/holder using 2 small philips head/ star head screws or 5.5 mm bolt head screws.
You can upload a picture of your motor and this will help me determine your next step and or see the state of wear on your brushes.
will take a picture and upload it. give me a while.
one is clearly shorter than the other. you can see the full length of both.
Ok brush on left of picture looks worn or is sticking in holder/chamber. The are meant to move up and down the chamber with ease.
good spring force on the right brush. very little on the left. quite likely sticking.
Is the brush on the left stuck or considerably shorter?
If shorter you need a new set.
yes. and yes i agree. do you know a good supplier. is this an item held in stock generally that i could get from a local supplier
how do i know what to order? will they know from the appliance model or do i need the motor model number
Brushes are £29.16 plus vat a set (2 Brushes) There is more to the model number so please check full model number and serial number. Sometimes these numbers start eNr or Fd