UK Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
Do you have a multimeter or mains tester?
OK the pump is located in the base of the appliance as you know, set you multimeter at 250 volts AC or above and stick the probes in the end of the pump connectors that were connected to the pump. Make sure they are not able to short out and then switch the appliance on, as you are aware the first few seconds are pump out. Just start the cycle and see if there is voltage at the end of the cables. Take care dont want you electrocuted.