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When a full cycle is first started there is no "click" and the tub no longer turns as the machine does its "little bit of water here and a little bit there" routine before commencing the wash cycle. The agitator is working. Same when it come to rinse and spin or drain and spin: the water will drain, the agitator will spin but the tub is still locked so the agitator rolls all the clothes into balls against the wall of the stationary tub. I have changed the drain motor/brake solenoid unit for one known to work with no change to the above.

Can anyone point me in the right direction for finding why brake is not disengaging?

  • Sounds like you have a faulty shift actuator or faulty main control board – Paul Jul 15 '16 at 22:21
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I have been unsuccessfully trying to solve a problem involving the brake/clutch on my Simspon Ezi set 750. So my hours are not totally lost I can report the sequence of events that happen during the wash in case this helps someone fix their machine. The click at the start is the cable solenoid retracting and disengaging the brake which then allows a few seconds of spin cycle which continues in bursts for about 1 min ( Presumably to allow the water to spray evenly over the detergent on the top or just wet the clothes ) . After this the cable retracts( Is loose) and the tub brake lever is engaged although ( And this is my issue) I think the pawl clutches' purpose is to stop the bowl from rotating to the lock position as this locks the agitator and the bowl as one and is really only useful when the spin cycle is finished. My clutch doesn't seem to work properly and the agitator and tub lock together after the initial spin so there is no agitation and excessive motor load. Perhaps this might assist someone, although Simpson is generally found in Australia and New Zealand.

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