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Hi, I have an old AEG OKO Lavamat 6450 about 17 years old has always been fantastic. Stopped working yesterday halfway through the first rinse. There was also a strong electrical burning smell although it didn't trigger the mains and the machine was still on. I couldn't get it to continue - tried going on to "spin" but no response. It did pump out the water. I opened the door manually as instructed to remove the wash. Have you any idea what the problem could be and is it worth repairing the machine in light of its age? We are a family of 4 and do 2 or 3 or more washes per week. Thank you.
Extra information: when I turned the knob on from one function to the next - and later went on to "pump" - usually there is a "clicking" noise indicating that the machine is making the progression from one function to another, but this was no longer the case - no clicks.
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Hi, sorry I saw your answer last night but it was too late for me to respond.
The drum rotates without any resistance. Surely the machine would no longer pump the water out if it was the motor? Could it be the “carbon brushes”? Another thing I did notice was that when I turned the knob on from one function to the next - and later went on to "pump" - usually there is a "clicking" noise indicating that the machine is making the progression from one function to another, but this was no longer the case - no clicks.
Thanks for replying and the info on the two motors! When I put the washing machine on it doesn't do anything - just makes a buzzing noise as though it is trying to get to the next stage of the cycle but is stuck. It didn't fill with water either. It does the same on any function I turn it to and it won't advance to spin or spin.
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I just wanted to say thank you very much for your answer, it was helpful and I will certainly give you a good review (although I'm sorry if this means you have to go to the trouble of answering me again). My dad is an electronic engineer (he used to mend machines until they became more complicated electronically) and is specialized in timers so you never know he might be able to do something with it - although this may be one of the "complicated" parts he now feels incompetent with. Could you tell me where the programmer/timer is to be found? Or do you think it has probably burned out and what was causing the smell?
Thanks again for your help.