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Washer won't spin

Washing machine drum won't spin and agitator doesn't move. power is working -- what should I do to determine cause / problem

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  • denisewillia Jan 16, 2009

    My machine finished the wash cycle then wouldn't spin out. Not the drum won't move at all. I went to purchase a new belt and this model isn't belt driven. What can be the problem?

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The first thing I would check is if your timer is advancing. Set it at th beginning of a wash cycle and let it go. See if the timer knob arrow advances. If it doesn't, your timer is bad.

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