whirlpool washing machine not draining

10 May 2008
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United Kingdom
My whirlpool awm 5145/5 will go through a cycle but not spin. The drum is still full of water so I think the problem is the pump is not coming on to drain the drum. The pipes are clear and the pump is ok any ideas?
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Either the pump has failed (burnt out) or it has jammed. I have before now found a hair tie wrapped around the pump impellor, jamming it solid. Once the pump operates and empties the water, the controllot will get a signal to move to the nect stage in the program cycle.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I did say the pump was ok and the pipes were clear so the fault must be some where else.
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Sorry, must have been half asleep when I responded. Next thing I would check is the condition of the motor brushes. (assumes I am not still half asleep)

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