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mumofelise Sun 23-Jan-05 22:36:31

the washing machine will not spin. dh and my work clothes are soaking and unwashed.anybody know anything about indesit washing machines?

JanH Sun 23-Jan-05 22:42:32

Quite often this happens because the pump is blocked (eg with coin or hairgrip). Have you got the manual that tells you how to check?

Evesmama Sun 23-Jan-05 22:44:11

think indecit and ariston are same company???mine wouldnt spin when i had dp's really heavy work coat in???is there anything 'too' heavy in???
our eventually let me open it, so i took out and dried outside???

polly28 Sun 23-Jan-05 22:46:49

this happened to mine a few months ago.it was the brushes(didn't know there was any).I had them replaced and then my machine died a spectacular death last week and comletely burnt out.Smoke everywhere.Very lucky we were in at the time.
It was 14 years old by the way.

JanH Sun 23-Jan-05 22:47:53

If you haven't got the manual - or you have, but it isn't possible to sort out the pump yourself - you need to get a bucket, take the drain hose from the back of the machine, hold the bucket as low as poss and point the hose into it and keep doing that (bucket will keep filling and have to be emptied) until no more comes out - then you will be able to open the door and get the things out and finish off manually.

Good luck

WestCountryLass Sun 23-Jan-05 23:13:27

I haven't got that make but mine died this week two. The motor timer went, something to do with it telling the motor when to spin and it would ahve cost £150 to repair

HunkerMunker Sun 23-Jan-05 23:16:09

JanH, you know everything. I need you to come and live with me, 'K?

mumofelise Sun 23-Jan-05 23:29:00

thanks everyone. i've now got the washing out. i think i spent enough on repairs to buy a dyson washing machine but dh won't listen

Snugs Mon 24-Jan-05 00:17:26

This happened to me last month - caused by limescale!. Does the motor still hum and does the drum move during the rest of the wash cycle? If it was just the spin cycle that stopped then it is a blockage and should be fairly easy to clear yourself. If the motor isn't humming or moving the drum at all then you are probably looking at a pricey repair .

hoxtonchick Mon 24-Jan-05 07:15:08

it must be the time for washing machines to give up the ghost. ours started making a terrible noise when spinning, like an aeroplane taking off. got the nice man out & the drum bearings have gone, would cost £150 to mend. errr, i don't think so (only cost £200 new....). so we've got a nice new reliable bosch coming on tuesday - my MiL will be pleased as i can stop using her washing machine....

mumofelise Tue 25-Jan-05 18:15:09

toilet flooded the bathroom and had to get a plumber. plumber dound one those cleaners that goes inside the rim way down in the pipes. washing machine has now started to work!! can not get a dyson machine

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