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Please my washing machine washes clothes but do not dry them ? have you an idea please ? washing machine: arthur martin 500T AW 575 electrolux the program is blocked on the value 4, it passes from 3 to 4 correctly but from 4 to 5 it's blocked (from 4 to 5 it dry the clothes )

when it wants drying, it's blocked and emits noise, so I try to empty myself the water, I reboot and it dry correctly so I think this is an absorption problem??

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Do you mean it doesn't do its spin cycle? – The Evil Greebo Sep 29 '12 at 20:28
yes it doesn't do its spin cycle;does not absorb water and does not dry. thank you for help – researcher Sep 30 '12 at 9:26
And does its timer keep moving? – The Evil Greebo Sep 30 '12 at 10:49
no it stopped, and the machine makes a noise – researcher Sep 30 '12 at 11:18
Does it have a dry-only setting, and what happens if you use that setting? – Niall C. Oct 1 '12 at 17:34
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The problem was the drain pump

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Do you have more details about how you identified the problem and what was required to repair it? Without that, this Q&A will be of little use to others in the future. – BMitch Oct 5 '12 at 21:43
i contact a specialist and he managed the problem, he have he changed one of the parts of the pump, the lower part of the pump, this piece costs 40$ He said that the cause is: the machine is old – researcher Oct 10 '12 at 8:23

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