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Basically I know my way round the inside of a washing machine but don't know if this is possible but here goes :-

Wife used the washer then put in a second load, motor did not turn but program timer was still clicking away so she switched it off. I immediately suspected the brushes, but also considered it could be the motor itself. So I replaced the brushes as they were well down, but rather than risk a blown pc board disconnected the motor plug from the board. I then started a cycle the washer went through filling with water once full switched the water valve off. The timer was still clicking away but obviously the washer was not aggitating the drum (the motor was disconnected) the washer then emptied the water ok then filled up again to rinse, it emptied again and clicked on the spin cycle but that is where the timer stopped and remained until it was manually turned to end the cycle, it does this no matter which cycle you choose ie it stops at a position of about 10 to the hour on a clock face, 10 past the hour, and 30 mins past the hour, my question is this would or should the programmer complete a cycle if the motor was disconnected from the pc board or would the programmer stop as above because the programmer was dependant on the motor being connected

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Certain motor faults on Hotpoint and Indesit machines can cause the washer to go completely dead therefore taking it out of circuit could cause weird issues in theory.

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Many thanks for that Andy, I will test out the motor and if it is faulty will replace it with a known good one then put it back in circuit to see if the programmer completes a cycle if it does then obviously taking the motor out of circuit will prevent the programmer from completing a cycle, if on the other hand the motor is ok and the programmer still acts as before then I have got a duff programmer.

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