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Wont spin When its done drainig the motor kicks but stops right away I dont know whta it could be.

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If your washer pumps out but then the motor attempts to start repeatedly and rapidly, you have a bad motor. Please don't rate this, as anything but a FixYa drops my rating.

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- Refering to the service wiring manual (which may be tucked away inside the control panel housing) is key. If the motor is not kicking on then you need it to trace its path for power and the signal to turn on. If it is turning on and moving, it's a matter of finding which physical piece is failing (which can be hard to do online).

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I'd check this out as a first step before calling a repair man:
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I've done this on occasion and have found lots of obstructing objects that don't belong there. Most notably hardware from underwire bras I might add... :)

It is worth a try.

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