Well, that's all very well but the big question is .... is the washing machine
Yes! Pump arrived the other day, a little bit of work required, as the connector was different. Had to pull the motor cover off the new pump and solder on some leads to a new plug. Everything else fitted and it worked like a dream. New pump even has a grid built in to stop hair ties/bobby pins/safety pins/all the other cr@p that goes through the machine from damaging the impeller.
And, on another sad note for Australian retail
I spent some time on Saturday ringing around some HiFi shops to try and track down a new needle for an 80's Toshiba turntable I happened upon on Friday night (yes Roshea - it was from a hard waste pile
No luck whatsoever. The worst one was the guy from JB, who I could sense was just dying to get back to selling One Direction CD's and get me off the phone.
So, online I went - found a site that specialised in styli & cartridges. I couldn't see one that matched so ended up emailing them some pictures late Sunday morning. 2 hours later I get a response with the part number needed - $23.95 + free shipping worldwide. Ordered and got an email this morning saying it has been despatched. Hopefully it works - will go well with the Monarch amp and Wharfedale speakers in the garage - all hard waste castoffs.