My washing machine is giving me grief, the other day I was walking through the house and there was a bit of a burning smell which I tracked to the W/M. The cycle seemed to be going ok and there was no smoke or obvious heat so left it running as it had nearly finished. A few minutes later I checked back and all the lights were flashing and it had stopped mid cycle. It allowed me to drain the water out and open the door.
Now, when I go to start a new cycle it fills with water as normal but when it start to do its first spin / rotate it does about half a turn, freaks out and all the lights flash. It does then allow the drain cycle to release the water and open the door.
Any idea's what the problem is/could be? The father in law seems to think its the water pump but as its draining / filling fine so I'm not convinced. The W/M is only about 14 months old (although it is a budget machine). It may also be worth mentioning that I have a dog and regularly have clothes / dog beds in the wash that are covered in her hair.
Any advice would be gratefully received before I give to the old iron men!