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Hotpoint washing machine WMBF 742 wont spin unless empty,

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hotpoint washing machine WMBF 742 wont spin unless empty, unbalanced, it seems the drum is too loose, machine is level?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 10 months ago.

When you pin the drum whilst empty, does it spin normally?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it spins for about 3 seconds then stops, then repeats that 2 more times, then a pause then it does it again.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 10 months ago.

Is the spin really fast?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no, its fairly slow, like a balancing spin, but then it never goes into the full spin
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its a brand new machine, i've just moved into rented place and it was just installed before I moved in. After 2 different loads, it came up with F02 and F05 error codes but cleared after turning off and on. The drain pipe is not blocked. water pressure fine etc.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 10 months ago.

So it is like a tumble rather than a spin?

Is the machine empty of water?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
empty of water, although when clothes inside they are dripping wet
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 10 months ago.

If the appliance is filled with water, does it drain away?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it does drain, I have seen the water coming out of the outlet pipe
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 10 months ago.

F02 is a fault of the tacho on the motor, f05 is a fault in the pressure switch... Both are controlled by the PCB... Could be a PCB fault.

If it is new.. call them out or send it back.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thank you.

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