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Hotpoint Aquarius Motor Not Turning All Of A Sudden

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There has been no prior problems, the washing machine just started flashing lights after several minutes into a cycle. I traced the problem to the motor not turning. The relays on the control board are clicking, but the motor doesn't even try.

Before I go further I must point out that I do know what I'm doing with electronics and electricity. I know how to play safe.

I searched for a new control board, but didn't find one until I spotted an Indesit one that was identical. Shame, when I bought a Hotpoint I thought I was buying quality. With problems my parents had with Indesit in the past I bet it's the triac. The triac is a BTB10-800BW, I can get a BTB10-600BW (600 volt not 800 volt) from Farnell. Is there a alternative that CPC stock, so I can nip down to Preston and try fixing this tomorrow?

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Sorry I didn't reply over the weekend. There are many possible causes of motor not turning, with the pcb being just one of them. Unfortunately there's no method of actually testing a pcb for engineers so it's normally diagnosed by eliminating the other possibilities. Appliance engineers are never taught or given equipment to test pcbs unlike engineers from other trades. Therefore I can only point you in the direction of my articles here-

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