This just happened all of a sudden. The drum in the machine won't spin
around at any time during the cycle although a whole wash cycle will
perform basically just filling up with water and emptying it again. I
looked inside it and there seems to be some sparks coming from the
motor? Also sometimes I did manage to get it spinnning for about 10
seconds after a nudge but then it stopped again.
Do you think I would need to buy a whole new motor for this or would it
maybe be something inside it that is sparking and could be replaced
Thanks for any advice.
Water + electricity/sparks is a big no-no! Unplug the machine and walk away
from it. From the character of your question, it doesn't sound like you have
the know how and experience to tackle a repair on something like this.
If the machine is a high end model newer than about five or six years, it
might be worth getting a repair guy out. Count on a bill of $65-75 just to
come out and look/diagnose the problem and at least $150 to fix about
anything--- much more if it's the motor.
Consider a trip to Sears or Home Depot where a new washing machine can be
had for under $300. All current model machines clean clothes well. $400 will
buy you one with a few bells and whistles and $600+ will get you one that
washes your clothes clean and whistles Dixie while it does so...
Hey everyone thanks very much for replying. the model is Hotpoint
I've actually been very lucky and got a guy out to fix it. He replaced
two black rectangel square looking things (spark plugs or something?)
inside the motor and it's all fine again now. Total charge $35 which I
think it amazing! Well you never know what you don't have till it's
gone and a washing machine is pretty essential I tells ya! Especially
in a tiny apartment.
Thanks again for replying. I was asking just incase it was something
maybe simple I could've fixed. Maybe I could fix spark plugs (if
that's what they were) but the price of repair was cheap enough I could
afford not to risk my life this time around :)
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