Another of the jobs I attempted on my recent visit to Jubilee was to get the washing machine working better. For quite some time it has refused to enter the spin dry mode. The motor obviously works as it moves the drum round during the wash cycle - it just doesn't want to spin rapidly when it gets to that part of the programme.
Searching the internet for others' problems with this particular machine drew a blank, but I got one or two useful general hints. One of these was to check the brushes, although I would have thought that if the brushes were dodgy then the motor wouldn't work at all.
I couldn't get at the brushes with the machine on the shelf, so I have left this problem for another day. I took some measurements with the intention of knocking up a wooden frame for resting it on to make it easier for me to get at the underneath without having to balance it on my knee. It's too full of concrete for comfort!
Walkies again - This weekend my Ramblers group offered another suitable walk - actually on the short side, at six miles, but with some interesting terrain (and lots of mud...
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