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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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Hot point Aquarius wml540 was tripping electric when it entered

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Hot point Aquarius wml540 was tripping electric when it entered fast spin cycle. Have checked carbon brushes and they appear fine. Now when i switch machine on cycle won't start, I get six clicks from the door lock and door won't open. Any suggestions?

When you checked the brushes how long was the carbon on there?

Do you have a multimeter?
If so test between the 2 carbon brushes on the motor and see if you have contonuity there.

As the fault you describe is related to the motor and is mostly the carbon brushes but if they are fine then the motor can be the fault so check it and see what you find and let me know.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Checked the brushes again. Still 2cm left on them, though one of the wires to the brushes was loose from me checking them last night hence the door locking and clicking. Cleaned a lot of carbon dust from around the brushes when they were out which seems to have worked as have tried two spin cycles and a full wash cycle all without tripping the electric, fingers crossed. Thanks for your help.


Nice one glad to hear you got it going again and it was just a lose wire on the brush.

As to the tripping it could have been a build up of carbon dust around it causing it to ark and trip. So removing the can clear the old dust and cure it.

So fingers crossed this will be fine now. If not then just get back to me.