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Spin cycle The motor hums but the tub does not spin. I checked the gaskets and they are fine and in tact. Please help.

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I need help with the spining.Washer will not spin every time just when it wants to. I have to wash cloths a few times until it spins. Need help thanks.

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IF its not your drive coupler (between motor and tranny) You could have something in your pump or a bad motor.

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