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Rob, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Australia Whitegoods
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Experience:  20 yrs. experience with a major worldwide manufacturer.
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I have a edv605 which will not spin but i cannot see any

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Hi i have a edv605 which will not spin but i cannot see any problems inside when i took the back off and cleaned it out except fro the fact the motor has only one spring on it on the right hand side looking from the rear so i hooked it back up tothe right hand side it just does not look ok
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Whitegoods
Expert:  Rob replied 1 year ago.

Im so sorry that no oneelse has responded to you.

Apologies for my delayin replying, I only just came online and saw your question. Are youstill looking for help with this?

Please don't rate myanswer until we have explored all possible avenues. Please just usethe reply button to contact me.

This is the 6KG dryer, correct?

Does the panel light up as normal?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Rob the panel all works ok it stopped in the middle of a load and when i try to restart it just gives a little movement and thats allCheers
Expert:  Rob replied 1 year ago.

Hi Greg

OK, try turning the drum by hand, does it turn? It will be stiff!

Also, trry turning the drum with no clthes in it, and whilst its still spinning, close the door and see if it will continue to turn


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the drum turns by hand it is stiff and does not spin freelytryed turning the empty drum by the time i get the door closed it has already stopped spining
Expert:  Rob replied 1 year ago.



this could be several things

The first to test is the capacitor

For this you will need to remove the cabiet such that you can try turning the drum whilst the machine is switched on.

So, you must be careful of live voltages!!

If the drum turns after you have started it by hand, then the capacitor is faulty and will need to be replaced.

If you are not happy to test this this way, then I am afraid you will need to get a hands on diagnosis

In the meantime,

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi RobSo what do you mean by test the capacitor i don't understand what you mean by turning the drum with machine switch on do you mean with the door open and the power on
Expert:  Rob replied 1 year ago.



you need to remove the cabinet

This way you can try turning the drum with the machine powerd on!

BUT, you have to be carefull as the machine is LIVE!

The capacitor "kick starts" the drum moving.

If you start turning the drum and it then continues under its own power, the capacitor is faulty


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Rob i overrode the safety switch on cabinet with a a piece of plastic in the hole and turned the drum it will not keep going
Expert:  Rob replied 1 year ago.



So you now have two items it could be

The motor or the control panel

You need to physically examine both of these parts and the associated wiring for damage

Let me know what you find

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