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    Default Electrolux EWF1087 front loader wont spin

    Did some searching and also opened up the machine to see if anything obvious was faulty first but machine doesnt want to spin.
    It did spin briefly when i was skip thru the settings but now the timer just runs down and the bowl doesnt rotate at all, pump is working fine which i read could be a cause of the no spin syndrome. Seems that worn brushes are a common cause of the motor not rotating ?



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    Is it washing? i.e. going through a wash cycle? If so, then the motor is fine. Does the machine drain? If so, the pump is ok. Could be the main control board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Is it washing? i.e. going through a wash cycle? If so, then the motor is fine. Does the machine drain? If so, the pump is ok. Could be the main control board.
    No, bowl doesnt spin at all. It tries to go thru the motions and timer runs done but no washing or spinning. It fills and drains fine, had the top off and can hear low buzz from the motor area.
    Got a spare machine from my parents so will pull the brushes and check them out.

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    Rather than pull the brushes, why not pull the entire motor?
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    I could but if the brushes can be removed with motor in situ it will be an easy way to check.

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    No need to take the motor out. Just use an ohm meter or continuity tester to see if the brushes are OK.
    Buzzing noise from the motor? Is there something mechanically blocking the drum?
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    Maybe a faulty start capacitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Maybe a faulty start capacitor.
    Thats my next guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Maybe a faulty start capacitor.
    It is a brushed motor. There is no start capacitor.
    If you tested the rotor(brushes) and the field coil for continuity and the rotor is not seized up then the motor itself is OK.

    It may however have a speed sensor (tachimetric generator). Check that the wiring is good for that, basically test the whole harness to the controller board and the sockets for continuity.
    If you can pin out the actual connection to the
    tachimetric generator you can connect your voltmeter and rotate the drum/motor and see if it has any low voltage ouptut AC or DC. At least it should not be open circuit but have some DC resistance (Ohm meter reading).
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    Just for completeness i finally got around to checking the machine out 2 weeks ago, 1 brush badly worn and the other looked good. Got a set off ebay and its back up and running, the 25 yo F&P that we used as a spare worked well but i now prefer the front loader.

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