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My AEG lavamat 16810 update has a problem stops on 12 minute

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My AEG lavamat 16810 update has a problem stops on 12 minute spin cycle with 7 minutes to go, and now won't wash, program starts and water fills but just sits there. Drains OK
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

This sounds like a motor fault, do you hear any signs of the motor trying to spin, and I assume once you select a program and it it starts filling the drum shows no sign of moving?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that's right, and just tried short spin cycle again and drum doesn't move, but makes the draining noise.
Is the motor an"easy" repair
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

Apologies for the delay in responding, the motor could just need a set of new brushes, or just need a new belt.

If you remove the back cover you will see the motor, its not overly complex, however getting the tension right, and working out if its just the brushes or the entire motor at fault is probably where a engineer coming out would earn his worth.

If you want to have a go, start by checking your getting a voltage to the motor with a multi meter, should you wish to get somone out to look at it, please provide your postcode and I can find someone in you area.