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Hi, I have a BEKO WMB101433LW which is currently refusing to spin at all.

After noticing that the drum is very stiff to turn manually by hand, I removed the belt and found it freewheeled loosely and that the motor pulley was the culprit.    After removing the 3 pin connector plug from the motor (see attached pic) the motor goes to a loose freewheeling state, so it is the connecting of the wiring (cannot find any wiring diagrams or service manuals to identify wires) that is changing the torque setting of the motor.

I removed and accessed the entire PCB section feeding the wires in that corner (motor, heating element etc) to see if I could see any blown capacitors but all looked normal.    There was some burn marks and a build up of melted material though on the AC Suppressor, so as I already had a spare one I switched over to a working one.

I cannot seem to get any further with my fault finding, do these waching machines have start and run capacitors to change the torque of the motor, which one would be the issue for it to remain in high torque mode ?    Could it be that the previous issue with blown suppressor damaged something further down the loom ?

Would be grateful for any help / advice.    Apart from not liking to be beaten, there's that nagging doubt that the fix could be something fairly cheap and simple within the electrics.



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