Zanussi washing machine ZWF 1621W Drum wont spin

21 Jan 2014
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United Kingdom
I overloaded the washing machine and it washed ok but stopped at the spin stage and now the drum wont spin. The m/c fills up and drains ok but wont spin. There is a brief normal motor sound after filling then nothing happens, no noises it just stops. Is there anything I can do or do I need to buy a new one?
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as for fixing it, if you feel confident then go for it. just remember to always pull the plug out before your screwdrivers ;o)

just to clarify...
does it wash as normal, then won't spin... or by spin you mean it won't rotate at all?

as for a new machine, depends on the age of it, and if its been used a lot.. like any other item i suppose.
Thanks for replying. After filling up, it makes the same noises it used to (sounds like the drum is trying to spin but it isn't) for about 10 seconds then it stops and nothing happens. The same happens on all programs. It only fills, and empties, that's it, but there are no unusual noises and the drum spins manually by hand and sounds normal when turning it, both ways, manually. It is about 5 years old, and used everyday (big family)
Sounds like the belt has come off.

Open the door and remove all clothes, then try and spin the drum with your hand, does it spin around very easily? If so then remove machine and remove the back or top of the machine and check inside.


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if your not sure, you can look on youtube and type in something like "how to replace washing machine belt"

if the belt's ok, move onto carbon brushes.. again on youtube.

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