Hi Ian, I've used the wrong word the motor not stooling but whirling just not turning. I've had trouble with the spinner where it jams and had to free it, so that when I use the spinner I give it a few twist before using it. Also there was a leak on the spinner side! I've had numerous Hotpoint twin tubs since the 1960's but never had this problem before. Always had a service contract but as my present machine which I've had over two years was second hand no contract.
Many thanks Ian will get my other half to have a look at it. Fingers crossed it will solve the problem. On eBay a new 1970's one the bids at the moment are up to £500, they are very popular machines pity Hotpoint stopped making them. Kind regards Barbara
Hi Ian, we've tried getting the nut off but because it keeps turning how do we stop it? When the belt is turn there's a rattle as if there's something lose inside! Barbara
Hi Barbara, Can you send me an email address and I will send you a copy of the illustrated diagram and then we can be sure we are working off the same pictures. You will need to replace the @ with (at) ~ I'm at work at the mo so will come back to you in a couple of hours ~ the rattling is quite normal ~ Ian