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Can't Turn Drum At All - Seized Up

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The Saga goes....

My wife reports that machine will not spin... Investigation starts

Filter thing at bottom emptied (nothing there)

try different cycles... all will fill then get to the bit where the drum should turn and it stops.

I try to manually move drum but it will not budge.

Case is now off. Belt removed,motor moves freely

Drum will is seized up

No sign of an obstruction other than a ball shape in one of the lower hoses attached to bottom quarter of drum. difficult to access the circlip to inspect and i suspect it is a float of some sort.

Has it died?, or is there still hope that it is a simple fix.

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If the drum is seized up there's either an strong obstruction stuck between the inner drum and outer tub, or the bearings have seized up (or drum collapsed). If there's something jammed inside I'd expect to see damage to the drum, din't etc. Try looking all the way round the drum.

If the washer has been noisy for some time on spin the bearings may have collapsed - some of the symptoms of this can be found here - Noisy washing machine

Always make sure the belt is off before deciding a drum is seized up because if a motor seizes up it will also stop the drum rotating when the belt is on.

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