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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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Zanussi FJ 1093 goes though cycles but motor not running. Belt

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Zanussi FJ 1093 goes though cycles but motor not running. Belt ok, drum revolves by hand ok. Is there a motor fuse to check or what?

Theres no motor fuse to check but its more then likely worn carbon brushes in the motor thats stopping the drum from turning during the wash.

What you need to do is pull the washer out and lean it backwards against a wall and get someone to hold for you.

Then lay down and look under the washer. From there you will see the back of the motor. Either side of the motor are the carbon brushes. You need to remove them and inspect them. If they have worn down to below 5mm then thats the fault and you will need to replace them and that should cure the fault.

Check them out and see what you find as 7 times out of 10 for a fault like this its usually worn carbon brushes.

If you need anymore info just get back to me.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Looks like you are right. The carbon brushes are so worn that the wire braid electrodes are tethering the brushes off the commutator stopping the springs pushing any further. I will order new ones. Many thanks.

Glad to hear it was just the brushes. So pop a new set in and that should get the washer back up and running again.

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